Jul 13, 2016

    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.