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Barrichello and Raikkonen to meet stewards 21 Aug 2003

Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) McLaren Mercedes MP4/17D, Ralf Schumacher (GER) Williams BMW FW25, Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Ferrari F2003-GA and Ralph Firman Jnr (GBR) Jordan Ford EJ13 are involved in a first corner collision at the start.
Formula One World Championship, Rd12, German Grand Prix, Race Day, Hockenheim, Germany, 3 August 2003

German Grand Prix stewards will reconvene at the Hungaroring on Friday to consider fresh evidence concerning the role of Rubens Barrichello and Kimi Raikkonen in the first-corner accident at Hockenheim.

Ralf Schumacher alone was initially blamed for the three-car collision, but following this week's International Court of Appeal hearing, the FIA decided that 'some responsibility might possibly be imputed to the other two drivers'.

The Court therefore referred the case back to the stewards, who will meet on Friday ahead of this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. Barrichello and Raikkonen have been requested to attend the meeting.

Both drivers were present at this week's hearing. Barrichello admitted he had braked to try and avoid an impact, but insisted it was the Williams that had hit him. Raikkonen, meanwhile, denied that he could have moved further left on the approach to Turn one, as that would have meant going off the circuit.

Also see: FIA announces Williams appeal verdict