No McLaren appeal over Hamilton's F1 points being stripped

VODAFONE McLaren Mercedes bosses will not appeal against the FIA s decision to exclude Lewis Hamilton from the Australian Grand Prix results at the weekend. The 24-year-old Formula 1 world champion from Tewin finished fourth in the race, but was promoted

VODAFONE McLaren Mercedes bosses will not appeal against the FIA's decision to exclude Lewis Hamilton from the Australian Grand Prix results at the weekend.

The 24-year-old Formula 1 world champion from Tewin finished fourth in the race, but was promoted to third ahead of Toyota's Jarno Trulli following a stewards' inquiry.

However, today (Thursday) the FIA reviewed that verdict and have stripped Hamilton of third place and any championships points.

In a statement, McLaren said the sport's governing body made their decision after reviewing radio transmissions between Hamilton and his team.

"The team mistakenly believed that the radio transmissions had been reviewed by the FIA on Sunday and consequently did not believe it was necessary to discuss them with the stewards on that date.

"Nonetheless, the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team now regrets that it did not do so, accepts the stewards' decision and will not appeal," the statement added.