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BAR examining their options 05 May 2005

Nick Fry (GBR) BAR Team Principal holds a press conference regarding the BAR disqualification.
Formula One World Championship, Rd5, Spanish Grand Prix, Preparations, Barcelona, Spain, 5 May 2005

BAR’s Chief Executive Officer Nick Fry says the team are currently considering their next step following Thursday’s ruling by the FIA International Court of Appeal, banning them from the next two rounds of the 2005 championship.

"BAR Honda is appalled at the decision of the FIA International Court of Appeal and asserts that the judgement is contrary to all of the evidence heard yesterday,” said Fry. “The team proved that it complied with the current regulations and the FIA now acknowledges that the regulations are unclear.

"We repeat that at no time did BAR Honda run underweight at the San Marino Grand Prix and this was also unchallenged by the FIA.

"While the International Court of Appeal rejected the FIA's original accusations of fraud and deception, BAR Honda says that this penalty is wholly and grossly disproportionate.

"The team is advised by its legal counsel that the judgement is plainly wrong based on the evidence presented and it is currently examining its options."