Monday May 21st, 2001
British American Racing's boss Craig Pollock said on Monday the protest presented by his team at the Austrian Grand Prix was aimed to receive a clarification of the Formula One regulations.
BAR claimed than fourth-place finisher Kimi Raikkonen had overtaken Prost's Luciano Burti with yellow flags on the track, and though their initial protest was rejected, the Brackley-based team appealed the stewards' decision and the FIA will hear the appeal on June 1 in Paris.
On Monday, Pollock claimed his team wanted a clarification of the rules for future references.
"The rule relating to a waved yellow flag is an important safety measure," said Pollock. "It is imperative to know what the FIA will or will not allow drivers to do when the yellow flag is waved. Our appeal is motivated by a need to have this rule clarified."
If Sauber's Raikkonen's is penalised, BAR's Olivier Panis, who finished fifth in Austria, would be promoted to fourth position.