FIA sets date for McLaren’s Hungary appeal 

Written by David on August 17th, 2007 at 1:43 pmLast Update: December 09th, 2007 at 12:53 pm

FIA issued earlier today a statement saying: “The International Court of Appeal (ICA) will meet in Paris on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 to hear an appeal lodged by the Motor Sports Association on behalf of its licence-holder Vodafone McLaren Mercedes concerning a decision of the Panel of the Stewards of the 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix. In the interests of transparency the hearing will be open to members of the press and details of the accreditation procedure will be published closer to the time.”

The Woking based team were handed their penalty by the race stewards in the wake of world champion Fernando Alonso blocking teammate Lewis Hamilton in the pits during qualifying at the Hungaroring. McLaren had initially considered not pressing ahead with their appeal, but eventually decided to. The team took 15 points from the race, with rivals Ferrari only scoring eight.

The September 19 hearing will be the second time in a week that McLaren will be up in front of the International Court of Appeal. On September 13, the court is ruling on the spy scandal that involves McLaren’s chief designer Mike Coughlan.

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