Jordan today won their appeal over Jarno Trulli's disqualification from fourth place in the United States Grand Prix earlier this month. An International Court of Appeal which met in Paris yesterday accepted the appeal because one of the stewards was absent during the initial hearing in Indianapolis.

Trulli was disqualified because the skid-block under his car was found to be illegal during a post-race inspection. The decision means Jordan will finish fifth in the Constructors' Championship instead of sixth, two points ahead of fellow Honda-powered team British American Racing.

Jaguar's Eddie Irvine drops from fourth to fifth in the official US race result with Sauber's Nick Heidfeld now sixth while Jean Alesi, who was promoted to sixth in his 200th race because of team-mate Trulli's original disqualification, now misses out on points.

Filed by Sinéad Kissane