8 of 10 F1 teams to testify
The FIA has revealed that eight of the ten Formula One teams will speak at the International Court of Appeal hearing into the sports diffuser row next week in Paris.
The governing body had already announced that the Court of Appeal would meet on Tuesday 14 April to discuss the issue after Red Bull, Renault and Ferrari appealed against the decision taken by stewards at the Australian Grand Prix to reject a protest over the diffusers fitted to the Brawn, Williams and Toyota cars.
The following hearing of the International Court of Appeal will take place in Paris:
Appeals lodged by:
- OSK/ÖAMTC 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.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
FIA Salle du Comité,
8, place de la Concorde,
The decisions are expected on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in the afternoon.