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Williams won’t Massa disqualification appeal due to cost

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Williams F1 team had decided not to appeal against the FIA’s decision to disqualify Felipe Massa from his eighth place in the Brazilian GP for a tyre temperature and pressure breach.

Williams won't Massa disqualification appeal due to cost

Williams won’t Massa disqualification appeal due to cost

The Brazilian was finished eighth at race but was excluded afterwards because he violated right-rear tyre temperatures and pressures limits, which is checked on the grid before the start of the race.

This is a recently introduced procedure, intended as a safety measure to stop teams from running excessively low pressures. Massa’s car was discovered to be 27 degrees centigrade above the allowed maximum of 110 degrees.

Following the FIA’s decision, Williams announced its intention to appeal, was based on three independent temperature readings that showed Williams was “within the limits set by Pirelli and the prescriptions for this event”.

But Massa’s disqualification not effects on the team securing third place in the constructors’ championship and with legal costs consider, finally the Williams has now decided not to appeal.

“Following detailed consideration the team has concluded that despite not agreeing with the exclusion and believing it has sufficient evidence with which to successfully contest the ruling, it will not formally appeal the decision as a hearing date is unlikely to be available until after the end of the season, impacting a time when the team wishes to turn its attention to its 2016 campaign. Williams said in a statement.

“Given the financial climate of the sport, and the fact that the decision does not impact the team’s constructors’ championship position, it has been decided that this would be an unnecessary cost to endure.”

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