FIA official set to oversee McLaren in Brazil 11 Oct 2007
The FIA plans to appoint a special official at next weekends Brazilian Grand Prix to ensure that McLarens Fernando Alonso and team mate Lewis Hamilton receive equal treatment. Hamilton and Alonso are separated by just four points in the standings, ahead of the title showdown at the Interlagos circuit.
On Wednesday, McLaren released a statement reiterating their commitment to driver equality. The British squad confirmed that their policy of treating Alonso and Hamilton equally, in terms of car, engine, tactics and use of resources, would continue at the Brazilian race.
As well as the McLaren duo, Ferraris Kimi Raikkonen is also in contention for the drivers title. Raikkonen has 100 world championship points - seven shy of Hamiltons tally and just three adrift of Alonso's.