The Sauber team has signaled its intention to appeal its disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix.
The Swiss squad's drivers Sergio Perez and Kamui Kobayashi were excluded from the Melbourne race after the stewards found the car was in breach of the technical regulations. More specifically, the infringement occurred in the uppermost rear wing element of the car.
Sauber confirmed on Sunday evening that it had lodged a statement of intent to appeal its exclusion from the race.
"This is a very surprising and disappointing result," said technical director James Key. "It appears that there is a question over the top surface of the uppermost rear wing element, this area is not the working surface of the component and therefore relatively unimportant to its function.
"Certainly this has not led to any performance advantage. We are checking the design of the parts now to better understand the situation and we intend to appeal the decision made by the stewards."