Toro Rosso confirm Liuzzi penalty appeal

Mon, 1 October 2007, 12:53

Toro Rosso has confirmed that it will appeal the stewards’ decision at Fuji on Sunday to penalise Vitantonio Liuzzi for “allegedly” overtaking Adrian Sutil under yellow flags.

The 25-second time sanction cost the Faenza based team its first point of the season.

“The team has lodged an Appeal against this decision,” Toro Rosso said on Monday in a statement.

Liuzzi’s teammate Sebastian Vettel, who looked destined for a podium in Japan, was also penalised by the stewards for crashing into Mark Webber and must drop ten places in Shanghai this weekend.

“In our case, it seems that what we thought was the light at the end of the tunnel was actually an oncoming train!” STR marvelled.

Spyker, however, who inherited Liuzzi’s point and thereby opened its points account for 2007, showed no mercy, revealing that its officials pressed the stewards for the penalty against Liuzzi.

“We had clear evidence that Liuzzi passed Adrian under yellow flags and I am pleased that the Stewards of the Meeting agreed,” team boss Colin Kolles said.

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