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September date set for McLaren’s Hungary appeal 17 Aug 2007

Race winner Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mclaren 
Formula One World Championship, Rd 11, Hungarian Grand Prix, Race, Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, 5 August 2007

McLaren’s appeal over their loss of constructors’ points at the recent Hungarian Grand Prix will be heard in Paris on September 19, the FIA confirmed on Friday.

McLaren finished first and fourth in the Hungaroring race, but stewards decreed the team would not be credited with their 15 points as penalty for the qualifying pit-lane incident which saw Fernando Alonso delay team mate Lewis Hamilton.

“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,” said the FIA.

The date means McLaren now have two appointments in Paris within the space of a week. On Thursday, September 13 the Court of Appeal will sit to consider whether the team should have escaped sanction for being found in possession of confidential Ferrari data earlier this year.