Connect with us

2015 F1

Massa disqualified from home Brazilian GP

Published

on

Massa disqualified from home Brazilian GP

Massa disqualified from home Brazilian GP

Felipe Massa excluded from his home grand prix in Brazil following the governing body FIA found the tyres on his Williams to be over the maximum temperature allowed ahead of the start of the race.

Checks on the grid before the start revealed that his right-rear tyre tread was 27 degrees celsius above the maximum temperature allowed by Pirelli.

Massa’s exclusion promoted Lotus’s Romain Grosjean to eighth, with Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen moving up to ninth and Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado taking the final point for Lotus.

“On the grid the tread temperature and minimum tire starting pressure of the right hand side rear tire was checked on car number 19 [Massa] after the “5-minutes” signal was given,” FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer wrote.

“The temperature measured on the tread of the right hand side rear tire of car number 19 was 137 °C, 27 °C above the maximum tread temperature of 110 °C allowed by the official tire supplier. The corresponding tire pressure at 137 °C was 20.6 psi, 0.1 psi above the minimum starting pressure.”

The stewards responded to Bauer’s referral by excluding Massa from the final results.

“The Stewards, having received a report from the Technical Delegate (document), heard from team representatives, FIA Technical Delegate and FIA Technical Assistant, have considered the following matter, determine a breach of the regulations has been committed by the competitor named below and impose the penalty referred to,” a statement said.

“The temperature of the rear right tire was measured in compliance with the FIA Technical Directive TD/029-15. The team did not comply with the FIA Formula One Technical & Sporting Regulations, FIA International Sporting Code and the instructions of the official tire supplier in the event preview.”

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F112 hours ago

Gasly to replace Ricciardo at Red Bull for 2019 F1

French speedy Pierre Gasly will replace the leaving Daniel Ricciardo at Red Bull for 2019 F1 season, the Formula 1...

2018 F113 hours ago

Villeneuve urges Ferrari to retain Raikkonen

It was recently announced that Kimi Raikkonen will be spending another year at Ferrari, however, alongside Sebastian Vettel. It’s a...

2018 F14 days ago

McLaren confirms Sainz to replace Alonso in 2019 F1

McLaren Racing today confirms that Carlos Sainz will race for the team in Formula 1 from the 2019 FIA Formula...

2018 F17 days ago

Alonso will not race F1 in 2019

Marking 14th August as a day he would make an announcement on twitter, Fernando Alonso announced that he won’t be...

2018 F11 week ago

Ricciardo is not happy with Verstappen, It’s a risk – Massa

Felipe Massa says he can understand why Daniel Ricciardo decided to quit Red Bull. Ricciardo, one of F1’s top drivers,...

2018 F11 week ago

Stroll leads Force India rescue deal

Force India has been rescued by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, the billionaire father of Williams driver Lance Stroll....

2018 F12 weeks ago

Giovinazzi targeting 2019 Sauber race seat

Antonio Giovinazzi admits he has an eye on a Sauber seat for 2019. Ferrari’s other protege, Charles Leclerc, is linked...

2018 F12 weeks ago

Stroll should leave Williams now – Villeneuve

Jacques Villeneuve thinks Canadian countryman Lance Stroll should leave Williams immediately. Stroll’s billionaire father Lawrence is leading the consortium that...

2018 F12 weeks ago

Alonso could leave F1 for 2019 Indycar – McLaren boss

Zak Brown has admitted it is possible Fernando Alonso will leave McLaren and F1 for the Indycar series in 2019....

2018 F12 weeks ago

World to leave Michael Schumacher ‘in peace’ – Todt

Jean Todt has called for the world to leave F1 legend Michael Schumacher “in peace”. The condition of the seven...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media