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Sauber have confirmed they won’t be appealing against their disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix for a rear wing technical infringement. The team lodged their intent to appeal immediately after the race, but have now decided against it.
Technical director James Key says: “It did not bring us any performance advantage, but the fact is that it was a deviation from the regulations. We have since found that there was an error in the checking process for the relevant dimension on this component. We have already put measures in place to ensure nothing of this kind occurs again in the future.”
However, the team remain optimistic. They put in a good performance before the disqualification and have an update on the car coming soon - they’re hoping to have a new exhaust system in place in time for the Spanish Grand Prix.
James Key again: “We tried some of the solutions you can see on other cars. We could get them to work but we had a deficit of total downforce. Since then, there have been some breakthroughs so we will look at it again.”
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