30 Mar 2011

Sauber drop their appeal against exclusion from OZ GP

10:57 am on 30 March 2011

The Sauber formula one team have dropped plans to appeal against their exclusion from last Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Sauber's decision was based on an internal investigation showed the team had made a mistake with rear wing measurements which were millimetres over the limit.

The decision meant Force India's British rookie Paul di Resta was confirmed in the 10th place he was handed in Melbourne on Sunday, becoming the 59th driver to score a point on his Formula One debut.

Ferrari also benefited, with Brazilian Felipe Massa moving up to seventh place.