McLaren drop Hungary sanction appeal 

Written by David on September 18th, 2007 at 7:49 pmLast Update: September 18th, 2007 at 7:49 pm

Lewis Hamilton Hungaroring 2008 WinnerMcLaren-Mercedes dropped their appeal against a points penalty the team received during last month’s Hungarian Grand Prix, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) announced earlier this morning. The Formula One team were deducted 15 points due to them in the constructors championship after Fernando Alonso was found to have voluntarily impeded teammate Lewis Hamilton in qualifying.

Hamilton went on to win the race, with Alonso finishing fourth at the Hungaroring. An appeal hearing had been scheduled for Paris on Wednesday, but the FIA said in a statement: “McLaren have notified the International Court of Appeal this morning (Tuesday) that they wish to withdraw their appeal against the decision of the Stewards.” McLaren’s decision to drop the appeal could mean that the British team have decided to accept the FIA’s record 100 million dollars fine and the decision to remove them from the 2007 constructors’ championship race after being found guilty of spying on the Ferrari team.

source: AFP

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