Autosport, quoting McLaren barrister Ian Mill making his case at the FIA International Court of Appeal, wrote:The principle is clear. If there was a breach, it was performance-enhancing. The sanction, I'm afraid, has to be disqualification.
I ask you to address this as though it was any team at any stage of the season.
Whenever in the past there has been a disqualification, there has been a re-classification ... All we ask you to do is what normally happens.
Autosport, quoting Martin Whitmarsh, wrote:At today's hearing all parties had the opportunity to present evidence and make arguments based on their respective perception of the facts. It now lies with the FIA International Court of Appeal to deliberate and issue a decision.
As I made clear prior to the appeal, the team was seeking to clarify the regulatory uncertainty that has arisen from a decision of the FIA Stewards at the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix and not to win the Driver's World Championship.
Our lawyer's argument that an appropriate penalty would be a disqualification of the cars is based on the fact that this is ordinarily what has occurred during the last 20 years in Formula One when there was a breach of a technical regulation during a race.
Consequently whilst this was the only appropriate argument from a legal point of view, it's not our ultimate goal in respect of today's hearing.
timbo wrote:Well I just don't understand what Ron Dennis wants with the appeal. In my mind the most logical path would be to forget this season and move on for the future
FLC wrote:Whitmarsh was also quoted on this matter yesterday:
They obviously have troubles in explaining their position. That usually happens when one lies.
Spencifer_Murphy wrote:timbo wrote:Well I just don't understand what Ron Dennis wants with the appeal. In my mind the most logical path would be to forget this season and move on for the future
You have to remember that winning the title for RD could be of huge financial importance to him and his team. After all they can't win the WCC, AND they have a hefty fine to pay, the WDC could have financial benifits (sponsor bonuses etc.) for the Mclaren team. That's why they're appealing.
FLC wrote:"We are the most honest team on the grid"
timbo wrote:Well it's about statements of McLaren officials to the press. First after Brazil Ron Dennis speaks that he accepts the failure, then they issue an appeal. Recently Whitmarsh spoke that the appeal was intended for rule clarification, now Ian Mills (McLaren lawyer) states that they want points to be given to Hamilton....
Do they care about public face or anything?
FLC wrote:the right hand doesn't know what the left one is doing.
kimi wrote:Someone is missing..
Where the hell is Norbert Haug??
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