mayo 05, 2005

BAR lose Imola points and handed two-race ban

BAR lose Imola points and handed two-race ban
ICA find BAR Honda guilty of cheatingBAR

BAR Honda were today banned from competing in the next two Grand Prix after being found guilty of cheating at last month's race in San Marino.

The verdict was handed out by motor racing's governing body the FIA after its International Court of Appeal ruled that the car Button drove to finish third at Imola was underweight.

In addition to being excluded from the next two races BAR have retrospectively been thrown out of the San Marino race meaning the ten points they gained there will be wiped off the record books.

In addition, they have also been handed a six month suspension suspended for one year should they be found guilty of breaking F1 rules a second time.

BAR, who vigorously deny they used an illegal fuel system to gain an advantage on their grid rivals, were facing the risk of being thrown out of this season's championship altogether - the punishment demanded by the FIA.