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Massa Excluded From Brazilian Grand Prix Results

Williams Felipe Massa has been excluded from the Brazilian Grand Prix results after it was found that his tyres were too hot before the start of the race.

“The rear right tyre on car 19 did not comply with the maximum tread temperature as specified in the event preview of the official tyre supplier,” said the FIA

“The temperature of the rear right tyre was measured in compliance with the FIA Technical Directive TD/029-15.

“The team did not comply with the FIA Formula One Technical & Sporting Regulations, FIA International Sporting Code and the instructions of the official tyre supplier in the event preview.”

Massa’s tyre temperatures and pressures were measured at the 5-minute signal before the race. FIA officials discovered that his right-rear tyre was 27 Degrees Celsius above the maximum allowable temperature of 110 Degrees Celsius and that the pressure in the same tyre at 137 Degrees Celsius was 0.1 PSI above the minimum starting pressure.

As a result, Massa was disqualified from the race.

This moves Lotus’ Romain Grosjean up to P8 with Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen being promoted to 9th and Pastor Maldonado takes the final points position.

Williams say that they will appeal the penalty.

Race Classification after exclusion of Massa

Pos Driver Team Laps Gap
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 71 1h 31:09.090
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 71 + 0:07.756
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 71 + 0:14.244
4 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 71 + 0:47.543
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams 70 + 1 Lap
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India 70 + 1 Lap
7 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull 70 + 1 Lap
EX Felipe Massa Williams 70 + 1 Lap
8 Romain Grosjean Lotus 70 + 1 Lap
9 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso 70 + 1 Lap
10 Pastor Maldonado Lotus 70 + 1 Lap
11 daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 70 + 1 Lap
12 Sergio Perez Force India 70 + 1 Lap
13 Felipe Nasr Sauber 70 + 1 Lap
14 jenson Button McLaren 70 + 1 Lap
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren 70 + 1 Lap
16 Marcus Ericsson Sauber 69 + 2 Laps
17 Will Stevens Marussia 67 + 4 Laps
18 Alexander Rossi Marussia 67 + 4 Laps
Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso 0 Retired


Photo Credit: Williams Martini Racing Formula 1 Team

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One Response to “Massa Excluded From Brazilian Grand Prix Results”


  1. […] Daniil Kvyat for a sixth place finish. Felipe Massa finished the race eighth on the track but was later excluded from the results after stewards found that his right-rear tyre “did not comply with the maximum permitted […]

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