View Full Version : F1 Racing: BAR fined and banned for 2 races.
...for 'Car tampering'!
Serve them right!!!
Oxy speaks the truth !!:
BAR and Button get two-race ban
The BAR team has been banned for two races for running an underweight car at the San Marino Grand Prix.
An appeal court of motorsport's ruling body the FIA also stripped BAR of the 10 points won by Jenson Button and team-mate Takuma Sato at Imola.
But it stopped short of meeting the FIA's request that BAR be thrown out of the Formula One championship.
Button's car was found to be 5.4kg underweight when it was weighed at the end of the race at Imola last month.
The FIA found two additional fuel tanks within the main tank and argued that BAR had broken rules by using fuel as ballast to allow the car to run light during a race - giving it a speed advantage.
Button took third place behind Renault's Fernando Alonso and Ferrari's Michael Schumacher at Imola.
Along with Takuma Sato's fifth place, it gave BAR their first points of the season.
Even though I am disappointed that Button won't be competing for a couple of races (especially Mote Carlo which is my favourite track) it was something that had to be done
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