The hearing of the FIA appeal against BAR’s reinstatement into the San Marino Grand Prix results has begun. FIA prosecutors are aiming to prove that BAR’s ‘second fuel tank’, which retains a small amount of fuel to regulate its pressure as it enters the Honda engine, contravenes the rules. More controversially, the FIA are insisting that BAR deliberately ran the system even though they knew it to be illegal. BAR are vigourously refuting both charges.
Meanwhile, championship leader Fernando Alonso has commented that feels that whatever BAR may have done, Ferrari have done worse by refuing to limit testing.