Webber’s Monaco victory protest doesn’t materialize

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Questions over the legality of Mark Webber’s car arose as the champagne was spraying in Monaco but not further actions have been taken and the team’s victory has been published byt the FIA. It seems there was some concern over holes in the floor fo the car just in front of the rear wheels. According to AUTOSPORT, these concerns from McLaren Mercedes and Ferrari center on the holes wtih the motor sport news service saying:

Other teams that are running such ‘holes’ have been forced to include slots that run out to the edge of the floor to ensure that they are openings – and not fully enclosed.

The holes might prove to be an aerodynamic advantage and Ferrari team principal Stefano Domenicali said:

“I heard about that [the hole issue] in terms of discussion about this type of thing, and for sure we need a clarification on this point. That is all I can say tonight.”

McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh said:

“It is not for me to comment on someone else’s car, it is for the FIA to make that decision,” said Whitmarsh.

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner says the issue at hand is legal and FIA approved:.

“I would be disappointed if there would be a protest, it would not be particularly sporting,” Horner said.

“We are totally happy that our car fully complies with the regulations. We have obviously consulted with the FIA over it – we have had their opinion in writing confirming the interpretation, so it would be disappointing if there was a protest. But we are entirely happy that the car completely complies.”

AS of Sunday evening, the FIA registered the result of the Monaco GP and no further actions have been taken.


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