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FIA sets June date for Mercedes-Pirelli test hearing 10 Jun 2013

Girls on the grid with an FIA flag.
Formula One World Championship, Rd6, Monaco Grand Prix, Race Day, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, Sunday, 26 May 2013 Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W04 on the grid.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Race Day, Montreal, Canada, Sunday, 9 June 2013 (L to R): Niki Lauda (AUT) Mercedes AMG F1 Non-Executive Chairman and Paul Hembery (GBR) Pirelli Motorsport Director on the grid.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Race Day, Montreal, Canada, Sunday, 9 June 2013 Pirelli intermediate tyre.
Formula One World Championship, Rd7, Canadian Grand Prix, Qualifying, Montreal, Canada, Saturday, 8 June 2013

The FIA’s International Tribunal (IT) is to meet in Paris on June 20 to hear the case against Mercedes and Pirelli concerning their recent tyre test, it was announced on Monday. It follows the protest lodged by Red Bull and Ferrari at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The IT will consider whether the three-day test, conducted in Spain last month using a 2013 car, broke Formula One regulations, which - with the exception of the annual young driver test and limited straight-line aero work - prohibit the use of current cars for in-season testing.

The FIA has said a decision will be announced as soon as possible after the hearing. Should Mercedes and/or Pirelli be found guilty of charges, the IT has the power to impose a wide range of sanctions.

FIA statement in full:

International Tribunal
Mon 10.06.13


The following hearing of the International Tribunal will take place in Paris:

Hearing

Disciplinary procedure against Mercedes and Pirelli (2013 FIA Formula One World Championship)

On 5 June 2013, further to protests lodged during the 2013 Monaco GP by Red Bull Racing and Ferrari Scuderia Team against cars n°9 and 10 (Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team) for having conducted with Pirelli a three day tyre testing using a 2013 car on 15, 16 and 17 May in Barcelona, the President of the FIA, acting as the FIA Prosecuting Body, sent to the President of the International Tribunal a notification of charges against Pirelli and a notification of charges against Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team.

On 5 June 2013, Pirelli and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team have been convened by the President of the International Tribunal to appear before a judging panel of the International Tribunal.

When

09.30 hrs

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Where

FIA Salle du Comité,

8, place de la Concorde,

75008 Paris

Decision

The decision of the International Tribunal will be published as soon as possible after the hearing.

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