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Stewards rule Marussia did not breach rules

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15/03/2015

As speculation over the British team's true intentions continues, the stewards in Melbourne convened to determine whether there had been a breach of Article 13.2 (f) of the FIA
Formula One Sporting Regulations relating to participation in the event by the Manor Marussia team.

Having received a written explanation from the team they were subsequently provided with further information by team representatives. In addition the stewards received information from the FIA Technical Delegate.

Having considered all available material, the Stewards determined that there had not been a breach of Article 13.2 (f), on the basis that the team had:

Attended the event

Brought a significant quantity of material and equipment with it

Produced all required documents for checking

Taken part in Scrutineering and its 2 cars were eligible to compete

Brought sufficient staff to prepare the cars for competition

Continued to work and do all within its ability to enable the 2 cars to compete

Prepared the cars to a state where they were mechanically complete

Would not have been able to achieve a software configuration that allowed the 2 cars to the be operated in Practice or Qualifying sessions, even if they had worked outside curfew requirements.

Therefore the Stewards accepted that the team explained it had used all reasonable endeavours to ensure that its cars were able to compete in active competition, and therefore will take no further action during the event.

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1. Posted by PeterJ42, 15/03/2015 10:42

"Aren't their intentions obvious. Bernie has contractually to supply 20 cars. It doesn't say they have to run. And software is his get-out clause, because it wasn't in the regs when they were drafted.

So Bernie has paid Manor to turn up, so he doesn't have to give money back to the organisers."

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