2011 Australian GP – Revised Race Results


The Sauber drivers Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi, who finished 7th and 8th respectively in the Australian GP have been excluded from the results due to a technical infringement. After the race, the stewards found the upper rear wing element on both cars to be in breach of technical rules 3.10.1 and 3.10.2.

Rule 3.10.1 :

“Any bodywork more than 150mm behind the rear wheel centre line which is between 150mm and 730mm above the reference plane, and between 75mm and 355mm from the car centre line, must lie in an area when viewed from the side of the car that is situated between 150mm and 350mm behind the rear wheel centre line and between 300mm and 400mm above the reference plane. When viewed from the side of the car no longitudinal cross section may have more than one section in this area.

“Furthermore, no part of this section in contact with the external air stream may have a local concave radius of curvature smaller than 100mm.

“Once this section is defined, ‘gurney’ type trim tabs may be fitted to the trailing edge. When measured in any longitudinal cross section no dimension of any such trim tab may exceed 20mm.”

Rule 3.10.2 :

“Other than the bodywork defined in Article 3.10.9, any bodywork behind a point lying 50mm forward of the rear wheel centre line which is more than 730mm above the reference plane, and less than 355mm from the car centre line, must lie in an area when viewed from the side of the car that is situated between the rear wheel centre line and a point 350mm behind it.”

This means that the excellent performance put in by the two young drivers will not fetch them any points – quite unfortunate really. Their exclusion gives Massa 7th place, and Buemi 8th, while the two Force India drivers get the final points.

Here are the revised results :


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