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FIA announces dates for Toro Rosso and Prodrive appeals 05 Oct 2007

Grid girl with the FIA flag. Formula One World Championship, Rd 13, Italian Grand Prix, Race, Monza, Italy, Sunday 9 September 2007.  World © Sutton Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Scuderia Toro Rosso STR02 
Formula One World Championship, Rd15, Japanese Grand Prix, Race Day, Fuji Speedway, Fuji, Japan, Sunday, 30 September 2007

The International Court of Appeal (ICA) will meet in Paris on Friday, October 12 to review the decision of Japanese Grand Prix stewards to penalise Toro Rosso driver Vitantonio Liuzzi. It will then sit again in London on Wednesday, October 24 to discuss the legality of Prodrive’s planned entry to the 2008 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Liuzzi was handed a 25-second penalty for overtaking Spyker’s Adrian Sutil while yellow flags were being waved during the rain-swept Fuji Speedway race. As a result, the two drivers’ original eighth and ninth places were reversed, meaning Toro Rosso lost their first point of 2007. The team subsequently lodged an appeal.

The case concerning Prodrive is to be heard following the FIA’s receipt of a letter from the Williams team regarding the legitimacy of their entry. Prodrive - led by former BAR team boss David Richards - are planning to use both customer chassis and engines next season in light of expected changes to regulations.

The FIA expects the ICA to announce its decision on the Toro Rosso appeal on Saturday, October 13 and for the Prodrive matter on Thursday, October 25.