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MARCH 27, 2011

Sauber appeals disqualification

Sauber will appeal the disqualification of Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi from their respective seventh and eighth places in the Australian Grad Prix.

The FIA stewards found the new Sauber C30 to be in breach of article 3.10.1 and 3.10.2 of the technical regulations. Technical director James Key said: "This is very surprising and disappointing. It appears that there is a question over the top surface of the uppermost rear wing element. This area is not the working surface of the component and therefore relatively unimportant to its function. Certainly this has not led to any performance advantage. We are checking the design of the parts to better understand the situation and intend to appeal the decision made by the stewards."