AUGUST 7, 2007

Appeal date is September 13

The International Court of Appeal (ICA) will meet in Paris on Thursday September 13 to hear a referral by the President of the FIA concerning a decision of the World Motor Sport Council regarding a breach by the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team of Article 151(c) of the International Sporting Code.

The hearing will be open to members of the press.

All of the teams competing in the World Championship have been given the opportunity to make written submissions and have been invited to attend the hearing to supplement their submissions with oral presentations. This is a very odd decision given that the case involves only McLaren and Ferrari, although Renault's Flavio Briatore has been making a lot of noise on the subject and presumably will want to have his say.