McLaren unhappy about Schumacher

After the French Grand Prix, McLaren boss Ron Dennis was furious that Kimi Raikkonen had lost the lead to Michael Schumacher when the Finn was leading the race. Raikkonen was on line to his maiden GP victory -- keeping Schumacher's Ferrari behind...

After the French Grand Prix, McLaren boss Ron Dennis was furious that Kimi Raikkonen had lost the lead to Michael Schumacher when the Finn was leading the race. Raikkonen was on line to his maiden GP victory -- keeping Schumacher's Ferrari behind him in fine style -- until he apparently skidded on oil and went wide, leaving a gap for Schumacher to get past.

McLaren claimed Schumacher had overtaken under yellow flags but the Stewards did not agree. The Woking team subsequently released this statement:

"Following the Stewards' enquiry Team McLaren Mercedes accepts their decision regarding the incident in which Kimi Raikkonen lost the lead of today's French Grand Prix. However we feel that the regulations concerning overtaking manoeuvres under a yellow flag situation need further clarification."

"The team feels strongly that it would be inappropriate to take any further action, which would detract from the outcome of the 2002 Formula One World Championship."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Ferrari , Mercedes , McLaren