The FIA, Formula 1's governing body, has confirmed that McLaren has withdrawn its appeal against the decision to strip them of constructors' points at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Ron Dennis' team were unable to score any constructors' points in Budapest after the shenanigans in qualifying, which the stewards ruled were 'prejudicial to the interests of the competition and to the interests of motor sport generally'.

Following the second WMSC spy hearing last week though, which saw the Woking-based team kicked out of the constructors' championship and handed a $100 million fine, it is now pretty pointless to continue with the Hungary appeal as regaining the 15 points won't make a huge amount of difference, especially if McLaren don't appeal the spy ruling, which is looking increasingly likely.

The full statement from the FIA read:

"At the qualifying session of the 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix, the Panel of the Stewards of the meeting found that one of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes ("McLaren") drivers had obstructed another in the pit lane.

"A penalty was imposed preventing McLaren from scoring points in the Constructors Championship at that meeting.

"McLaren have notified the International Court of Appeal this morning that they wish to withdraw their appeal against the decision of the Stewards."

 

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