On the one hand I can see why McLaren would want to appeal – if they succeed Lewis Hamilton will become champion. Also, having been found guilty of cheating this year and been harshly fined to see other teams accused of cheating and to get away scot free must be very galling.

On the other hand how can this be good for the sport for the championship to be decided by an appeal? F1 is all over the news this morning and once again it is not for the right reasons. Also, should McLaren succeed it would mean that Williams would be striped of their brilliant fourth place in the race and that would just be criminal!