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Toyota excluded from qualifying

Toyota have been stripped of their qualifying positions and will now both start at the back of the grid. This is due to the fact they were running flexi wings, which of course is banned in F1.

Statement from the FIA: The Stewards have heard the explanation from a representative of Panasonic Toyota Racing and have examined the cars in question.

“The Stewards concur with the opinion of the Technical Delegate and find the cars contravene the requirements of Article 3.15 of the 2009 Formula One Technical Regulations.

“It is the Stewards decision that cars number 9 and 10 be excluded from the Qualifying Session Official Classification.”

Article 3.15 of the technical regulations states that wings must not have ‘any degree of freedom’ and ‘remain immobile in relation to the sprung part of the car.’

Toyota will now have to fight their way through the field, which should be interesting. This may show us if its easier to overtake or not.


March 28, 2009 - Posted by | News articles


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