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JULY 16, 2000

Hakkinen's Austria victory put in doubt

The Federation Internationale l'Automobile (FIA) are to investigate Austrian Grand Prix winner Mika Hakkinen's McLaren-Mercedes car over an alleged infringement.

FIA spokeswoman Agnes Kaiser said an electronic box was missing a mandatory seal and will be investigated in London before the German Grand Prix gets under way in two weeks time.

That leaves the result as provisional, but it is thought unlikely that Hakkinen will be disqualified and the result is likely to stand.