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AUGUST 3, 2006

More dampers

The Toro Rosso team has been found to be running mass dampers and have been told to remove the devices from the cars in scrutineering for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Toro Rosso has decided to remove the devices from the cars, despite the fact that the FIA stewards in Germany overruled the F1 technical department but there is to be an appeal in Paris on August 22 to decide whether the F1 technical people or the stewards are correct.

Renault ran without the dampers in Germany and did not do very well in the race and have decided not to run them this weekend in Hungary. This will avoid the possibility of punishment but at the same time means that if the court rules against the FIA, the team will not be recompensed for points that were lost at the two races.