Lewis Hamilton made it two Britons in the top three of the Australian Grand Prix, when he was belatedly promoted to the final podium spot as a result of Jarno Trulli's indiscretion under the final yellow flag.

Hamilton, who had started from 18th on the grid - promoted from 20th, ironically, because of Trulli's Toyota team failing a rear wing check in qualifying - had crossed the line in fourth place, but had been repassed his Italian rival while the field was trailing round behind the final safety car of the race.

Trulli had earlier slipped off track while the field was being controlled, allowing Hamilton to snatch third spot, but clearly felt that he was justified in recovering the position - a move that subsequently fell foul of the stewards.

Trulli was handed him a 25-second penalty, which saw him relegated from third and out of the points completely. Continuing the theme of the weekend, however, the Toyota team, however, has appealed the stewards' decision.

"It's sad that this result has been questioned, but we have filed an appeal to give us more time to study the data and the situation," team principal Tadashi Yamashina confirmed.



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