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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saubers Disqualified

In a disappointing addendum to the race both Saubers have been disqualified for a technical infringement involving upper rear wing element. That means the result pushes Massa into 7th, Buemi to 8th, Sutil 9th and Paul di Resta gets a point on his debut for 10th position.

The scrutineers discovered that the wings breached two articles of the technical regulations, where essentially the angle created too great a gap when the adjustable element was deployed.  The articles are new for this year and appear to relate to the DRS. The test was conducted after the race.

This matter is likely to be appealed but one thing is for sure it does not take away from Perez' drive to seventh today.  An outstanding drive for a rookie driver and an outstanding strategy.