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Spyker complaint over Toro Rosso tossed out

Formula One officials ruled Friday that a protest over alleged duplicating of parts by one team from another was inadmissible under its sporting code.

Formula One newcomer Spyker again raised concerns with Formula One officials over allegations that a rival team is fielding a "customer car" by buying both its chassis and engines from a third party.

At the Australian Grand Prix in March, Spyker alleged that Super Aguri used parts designed or built by Honda, in contravention of the Concorde Agreement which spells out how F1 is governed.

However it failed to get in the protest in time to be ruled on by the race stewards.

"We reserve all our rights and we will follow up this matter," said Spyker boss Colin Kolles said at the time .

At the Malaysian GP it made a protest on Thursday against Scuderia Toro Rosso, claiming that parts of the car are identical to the Red Bull Racing car of the previous year.

Spyker's protest related to articles 6.3 of the 2007 Formula One Sporting Regulations.

F1 technical regulations which state that; "the constructor of an engine or rolling chassis is the person (including any corporate or unincorporated body) which owns the intellectual property rights to such engine or chassis.

However on Friday the stewards ruled that the protest is inadmissible and the protest fee was returned.

According to the statement by the sport's governing body, FIA, the protest "be deemed to accept that a dispute such as this does not fall within the ranges of disputes to be settled under the FIA 2007 Formula One Sporting Code."

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