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McLaren withdraw Hungary appeal 18 Sep 2007

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) McLaren Mercedes MP4/22 leads team mate Fernando Alonso (ESP) McLaren Mercedes MP4/22.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Belgian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Friday, 14 September 2007

The FIA announced on Tuesday that McLaren have asked to withdraw their appeal against the loss of constructors’ points at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The hearing had been due to take place in Paris on Wednesday.

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

The full statement from the FIA:

“At the qualifying session of the 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix, the Panel of the Stewards of the meeting found that one of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes ("McLaren") drivers had obstructed another in the pit lane. A penalty was imposed preventing McLaren from scoring points in the Constructors Championship at that meeting.

“McLaren have notified the International Court of Appeal this morning that they wish to withdraw their appeal against the decision of the Stewards.”