Audi not to appeal against decision to disqualify Abt

Audi has decided not to appeal against the disqualification of Daniel Abt in Hong Kong.

The German had won the second race of the double-header weekend in Hong Kong, but was retrospectively excluded from the classification due to a mismatch between part numbers in the technical passport of the car.

Allan McNish, Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler team principal, said: "We took the time to carefully review all documents and processes. We gained no advantage as a result of the administrative error and all parts fully-complied to homologation at all times. Still, we accept the decision of the FIA and fully back the technical passport regulations. Our team made a small mistake with big consequences that we owe up to. Unfortunately, that deprived Daniel of his very deserved victory of which we can only apologise for. I'm sure we'll see him on the podium again soon."

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