The FIA, Formula 1's governing body has confirmed that McLaren-Mercedes will appeal against the ruling of the stewards made at the Brazilian GP last weekend and the decision not to exclude cars #09, #10, #16 and #17 from the result.

The cars entered by Williams and BMW Sauber were investigated post-event for fuel irregularities and while the samples did contravene the regulations, the stewards opted not to impose a penalty.

McLaren in a separate statement noted that, while the timing was 'regrettable' and that they wish to 'win races and championships on the track', they believe 'if there has been an irregularity... the matter must be properly examined to ensure that the rules are applied.'

The full statement from the FIA read:

"The FIA has been informed by the Secretariat of the International Court of Appeal that they have received a Notification of Appeal from the UK National Sporting Authority (RAC MSA) on behalf of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes.

"The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes appeal is against the decision of the Stewards of the 2007 Brazilian Grand Prix, made at 21.35 hrs on October 21st 2007 (document number 41), that it was inappropriate not to impose a penalty on cars 9, 10, 16 and 17."

The date for the appeal has yet to be announced.



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