Toyota team caught cheatingUPDATE (GMM) Stewards have sent both Toyotas to the back of the Australian grand prix grid.
The cars driven by Timo Glock and Jarno Trulli, who qualified sixth and eighth respectively on Saturday, were subsequently found to be running rear wings at Albert Park that were too flexible.
It is also believed that Williams is protesting against allegedly flexible wings on the Red Bull and Ferrari cars.
The Toyota demotion means world champion Lewis Hamilton will start the race from eighteenth on the grid, rather than last.
The McLaren-driving world champion qualified fifteenth, but was to move down five further places due to an unscheduled gearbox change.
03/28/09 The FIA stewards in Australia have excluded the Toyota team from the qualifying session of the event after the cars were found to have an upper rear wing element which showed "extreme flexibility" in contravention of Article 3.15 of the Technical Regulations.
This will mean that the two Toyotas will drop to the back of the grid.
There is still a protest going on in Albert Park between Williams F1 and the Ferrari and Red Bull teams. We believe this relates to the aerodynamics of the sidepods.
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