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Friday deadline for McLaren appeal 20 Sep 2007

(L to R): Max Mosley (GBR) FIA President and Ron Dennis (GBR) McLaren Team Principal make up after their war of words.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 14, Belgian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, Saturday, 15 September 2007

The FIA has confirmed that if McLaren plan to appeal the World Motor Sports Council (WMSC) decision on the ‘spygate scandal’, they must do so by Friday, September 21.

McLaren were stripped of their 2007 constructors’ points and fined US$100 million at a hearing in Paris last Thursday, after being found in breach of the International Sporting Code for having possession of confidential technical data belonging to the Ferrari team.

According to the FIA, McLaren have until 1700 hours (CET) on Friday to lodge their appeal.

Team boss Ron Dennis has hinted that he would prefer to draw a line under the affair, but any final decision on whether McLaren appeal is expected to be taken in conjunction with the team's other shareholders.