Massa disqualified over tyre irregularity

By on Sunday, November 15, 2015
Williams Martini Racing

Williams Martini Racing

Williams' Felipe Massa has been disqualified from the Brazilian Grand Prix due to an irregularity over the temperature of his right rear tyre when it was checked on the grid.

Massa's right rear tyre was found to be 137°c, 27°c over the 110°c limit permitted by Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli.

Massa's corresponding tyre pressure was registered at 20.6 PSI, 0.1 PSI above the minimum starting pressure.

The technical delegate's report was handed over to the stewards, who excluded Massa from eighth position.

Romain Grosjean now inherits eighth place, with Max Verstappen ninth and Pastor Maldonado in 10th.

Williams has opted to appeal against Massa's disqualification.

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