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SEPTEMBER 18, 2007

McLaren withdraws Hungary appeal

Negotiations behind the scenes are keeping the phone lines buzzing at the moment as McLaren, the FIA, Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari and perhaps other teams try to find what Ron Dennis refers to as "closure" in the Stepneygate business.

The fact that McLaren has now withdrawn its Hungary appeal seems to suggest that things are moving in the right direction to make sure that F1 is able to settle all the outstanding issues relating to this case - and perhap even to the question of who drives where in 2008 - without any more scandals spilling out into the media.