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BAR just got screwed.

BAR will be missing from the grid in Barcelona this weekend after being banned for two events by the International Court of Appeal. It follows Wednesday’s hearing in Paris over the legality of Jenson Button’s car at the previous round at Imola.

On top of the two-race exclusion, BAR were given a further, suspended six-month ban, starting after the Monaco race.

From Formula1.com.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 5th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
Not fair, dude. Not fair. :( Theirs was a brilliant idea, which suddenly was deemed illegal by the FIA during the hearing. Otherwise, the race stewards had no problem.

If it were Ferrari doing the same, nothing would have happened. In fact all the F1 news sites would have gone, "Ferrari discovers brilliant loophole in regulations."

Remember the BAR rear-wing which was also deemed illegal the last year? WTF.
May. 6th, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
Umm dude, I have one issue. Drained of all liquids, the car should weigh not less than 600 Kgs. Button's car did. Note that NO one is talking bout Sato's car here, only Button's. Simple. The FIA isn't mad to go appealing for nothing dude and I think the stewards were dumb to let them off....
May. 6th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
In addition to scrutineering, cars are also weighed throughout the Grand Prix weekend to ensure that they comply with minimum weight requirements (currently 600kg including driver, except during qualifying when it is 605kg). During practice and qualifying cars are called in at random to be weighed. After the race every car and driver is weighed.

Any competitor failing to meet the minimum weight may lose their qualifying times or be excluded from the race results unless this is due to the accidental loss of part of the car.

From http://formula1.com/insight/rulesandregs/13/507.html
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