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FIA explains how Renault averted Valencia ban

INTERNATIONAL COURT OF APPEAL (I.C.A.) of the FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE L'AUTOMOBILE

Appeal lodged by the Fédération Française de Sport Automobile (FFSA) on behalf of its competitor ING Renault F1 Team against Decision N°45 of Panel of Stewards taken on 26 July 2009 at the Grand Prix of Hungary and counting towards the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship

Case 18/2009

Hearing of Monday 17 August 2009 in Paris

THE FACTS


1. At the 2009 Grand Prix of Hungary, the Stewards of the Meeting decided on 26 July 2009 to suspend the Appellant from the next event of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship (namely the European Grand Prix in Valencia) for breach of Article 23.1.i and Article 3.2 of the 2009 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations (the 'Sporting Regulations'). The Contested Decision further states:

a. That the Competitor knowingly released car no. 7 from the pit-stop position without one of the retaining devices for the wheel nuts being securely in position, this being an indication that the wheel itself may not have been properly secured

b. Being aware of this failed to take any action to prevent the car from leaving the pit-lane

c. Failed to inform the driver of this problem or to advise him to take appropriate action given the circumstances, even though the driver contacted the team by radio believing he had a puncture

d. This resulted in a heavy car part detaching at Turn 5 and the wheel itself detaching at Turn 9

2. Article 23.1.i of the Sporting Regulations states that:

It is the responsibility of the competitor to release his car after a pit-stop only when it is safe to do so

3. Article 3.2 of the Sporting Regulations states that:

Competitors must ensure that their cars comply with the conditions of eligibility and safety throughout practice and the race


PROCEDURE AND FORMS OF ORDER SOUGHT BY THE PARTIES

4. The Appellant lodged the present appeal with the Court on 28 July 2009.

5. The Appellant contends that the Court should declare that:

– The Appellant did not knowingly release car no. 7 from the pit-stop position without one of the retaining devices for the wheel nuts beings securely in position

– The Appellant is guilty of a technical breach of Article 3.2 of the Sporting Regulations in that it failed to ensure that car no. 7 complied with the conditions of eligibility and safety throughout practice and the race

– The Appellant is guilty of a technical breach of Article 23.1.i of the Sporting Regulations in that they released the car after a pit-stop when it was unsafe to do so

– The sanction imposed by the Contested Decision be quashed and that the Appellant be allowed to race at the European Grand Prix at Valencia; and

– The Appellant be issued with a reprimand and/or fine as the Court considers appropriate

6. The FIA, in its submission of 13 August 2009, contends that the Court should:

– Dismiss the appeal as unfounded
– Declare the submission of the RFEA inadmissible

APPLICATION BY AFFECTED PARTIES TO BE HEARD




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