Date: 30th March 2011 at 5:23pm
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The Sauber team have decided against appealing the decision to disqualify Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi from the Australian Grand Prix.

Both Sauber cars were disqualified for infringements relating to the rear wings of their cars.

The Melbourne scrutineers revealed after the race that ‘a radius on the upper rear wing element’ contravened the FIA’s technical rules 3.10.1 and 3.10.2.

The decision meant that they lost the seventh and eighth place finishes that they feel that they had earned fairly.

Sauber deny gaining an unfair advantage from the infringement but have decided to accept the decision and will not appeal to the FIA.

?It did not bring us any performance advantage, but the fact is that it was a deviation from the regulations,? Sauber’s technical director James Key told formula1.com.

?We take note of the stewards? decision. We have since found that there was an error in the checking process for the relevant dimension on this component. We have already put measures in place to ensure that nothing of this kind occurs again in the future.?

The decision to not appeal confirms the Australian Grand Prix result as follows:

1 Sebastian Vettel

2 Lewis Hamilton

3 Vitaly Petrov

4 Fernando Alonso

5 Mark Webber

6 Jenson Button

7 Felipe Massa

8 Sebastien Buemi

9 Adrian Sutil

10 Paul Di Resta