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Renault join FIA in Court of Appeal hearing

 

On Tuesday, 22 August, the Renault F1 Team will participate in the Court of Appeal hearing that will judge the Appeal lodged by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) against decision n°8 handed down, on 28 July 2006, by the Stewards of the German Grand Prix.

On Tuesday, 22 August, the Renault F1 Team will participate in the Court of Appeal
hearing that will judge the Appeal lodged by the Fédération Internationale
de l'Automobile (FIA) against decision n°8 handed down, on 28 July 2006, by
the Stewards of the German Grand Prix.



Decision n° 8 referred to the legality of the mass dampers used by the team
since September 2005, and by up to six other teams at different stages of the
season, relative to the 2006 Formula 1 Technical Regulations. It deemed that their
use "must be considered as permissible". This decision was subsequently
appealed by the FIA.



The Court of Appeal will therefore convene on 22 August 2006 to judge the Appeal
by the FIA against its own Stewards. Every competitor in the FIA Formula 1 World
Championship has been invited to participate in the hearing.



The Renault F1 Team has accepted this invitation as an interested party in the
outcome of the hearing, having pioneered the system in Formula 1 in late 2005
and integrated it from the outset in the design of its 2006 car.



"The Renault F1 Team will attend the hearing and will put forward a case,"
explained Executive Director of Engineering, Pat Symonds. "It is not appropriate
to comment on the technicalities of that case at this moment. However, we have
every faith in the International Court of Appeal. We believe it is an unbiased
final judgement, and we will respect its decision."





INTERNATIONAL COURT OF APPEAL

03.08.2006



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



Hearing

Appeal lodged by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)
against decision n°8 handed down, on 28 July 2006, by the Stewards of the
meeting - German Grand Prix counting towards the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship.



When

10.00 hrs

Tuesday, August 22, 2006



Where

FIA Salle du Comité,

8, place de la Concorde,

75008 Paris



Decision

The decision is expected on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, in the afternoon.

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