Mercedes drop plan to appeal Rosberg penalty
MERCEDES will not appeal against a British Grand Prix penalty that left Nico Rosberg just one point clear of team-mate Lewis Hamilton
in the Formula One world championship, the team
said on Monday.
The champions had given notice at Silverstone
on Sunday that they intended to appeal the 10-second penalty that dropped the German from second to
third in a race won by
triple champion Hamilton.
The penalty was incurred for a breach of the rules governing what can be said over the radio.
Mercedes had advised Rosberg on how to deal with
a gearbox problem that had emerged in the closing laps.
"The team accepts the stewards' interpretation of the regulation, their decision
and the associated penalty," Mercedes said.