Punctuality Costs McLaren A Championship

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According to the FIA text statement, of the decision handed down this week exonerating Williams and BMW of any wrong doing in Brazil with cooler fuel temperatures, McLaren did not file a formal appeal within the allowed thirty minutes after race results are posted. While many are calling foul, it is a well known published rule and although McLaren made their intentions known FIA delegates, no formal appeal was filed.

Leaving one to speculate that McLaren may have missed the championship by 30 minutes. Ouch!

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They have sabotaged themselves all along the way.

The Championship was theirs to lose and they lost it.

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Do teams ever. not. appeal possible technical infringements by others in a race?

Just wondering because if they don’t then maybe it could be painted as a deliberate act of decency, a gesture of magnanimity.

Then again posting at 8am can allow for crazy ideas.

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Makes one wonder, who’s managing the team, it’s a shipwreck! Like the titanic itself. For starters, they wouldn’t submit their on board fuel temperature, which raises the question, what do they have hidden underneath it all. Then they filed an appeal late and still got it underway… If they want clarification, calling the FIA up ain’t gonna cost you the 4-5 lawyers you showed up with. It ain’t even gonna cost you that much a dime! 30 minutes late? Well that must hurt…