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Eight teams to be heard at diffuser appeal

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The FIA has published further details relating to next weeks International Court of Appeal (ICA) hearing over the legality of the diffusers being used by the Brawn GP, Toyota and Williams teams.

Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault lodged the appeal in Australia after stewards rejected their protests over the diffusers. BMW Sauber lodged a similar protest and appeal in Malaysia.

All seven of the aforementioned teams, along with McLaren, are expected to be heard by the ICA next Tuesday, with an announcement of the hearings outcome expected the following day.

FIA statement in full:

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


Appeals lodged by:

- OSK/OAMTC on behalf of its competitor Red Bull Racing;
- FFSA on behalf of its competitor ING Renault F1 Team; and
- CSAI on behalf of Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro

against decisions numbered 16 to 24 taken by the Panel of the Stewards on 26 March 2009 at the 2009 Grand Prix of Australia and counting towards the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship

Prior to the 2009 Grand Prix of Australia, Red Bull Racing, ING Renault F1 and Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro submitted protests to the Panel of Stewards arguing that the cars of Brawn GP Formula One Team, AT&T Williams and Panasonic Toyota Racing did not comply with the 2009 Formula One Technical Regulations. The disputes relate in particular to the technical design of the diffuser devices used by the latter three teams. The Panel of the Stewards rejected the protests submitted.

Red Bull Racing, ING Renault F1 and Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro have (through their respective ASNs) appealed the Stewards decisions.

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, Brawn GP Formula One Team, AT&T Williams, BMW Sauber F1 Team and Panasonic Toyota Racing have (through their respective ASNs) asked to be heard by the Court.


10.00 hrs
Tuesday, April 14, 2009


FIA Salle du Comite,
8, place de la Concorde,
75008 Paris


The decisions are expected on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in the afternoon.


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