McLaren''s statement on Coulthard disqualification

Following the post race scrutineering at the Brazilian Grand Prix, the Stewards of the meeting informed the West McLaren Mercedes team that David Coulthard’s second placed car was not in compliance of article 3.7 (which relates to the front...

Following the post race scrutineering at the Brazilian Grand Prix, the Stewards of the meeting informed the West McLaren Mercedes team that David Coulthard’s second placed car was not in compliance of article 3.7 (which relates to the front wing end plate height) by a margin of two millimetres over the allowed tolerance at their rear edges. The team identified structural damage to both the underbody and chassis combined with the fact that the front wing end plates had rotated about their axis.

This cumulative effect was caused by the heavy amount of bottoming and vibration induced by the nature of the Sao Paulo circuit.

The team therefore has appealed the decision of the Stewards who did not accept these mitigating circumstances.

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Series Formula 1
Teams Mercedes , McLaren