Elf drops appeal

Elf, Benetton and Williams issued a joing statement on Wednesday, less than 24 hours before their appeal was to be heard, admitting the FIA was correct to declare the fuel used in Brazil to be irregular. Elf said the problem arose due to a ...

Elf, Benetton and Williams issued a joing statement on Wednesday, less than 24 hours before their appeal was to be heard, admitting the FIA was correct to declare the fuel used in Brazil to be irregular.

Elf said the problem arose due to a "difference in sampling procedures".

I guess "difference in sampling procedures" is PR speak for "the fuel sample that we sent for approval wasn't the fuel we used", or something like that.

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Series Formula 1
Teams Williams , Benetton