September is set to be a busy month for McLaren after the date for their appeal against the decision to dock them of constructor points in the Hungarian Grand Prix was announced.

To be heard on September 19th, the appeal comes just under a week after the 'spying scandal' saga is hoped to be resolved.

McLaren are appealing against the decision by the stewards at the Hungaroring to prevent them from earning constructor points as a punishment for Fernando Alonso's 'unnecessary impediment' of Lewis Hamilton in the pit lane during qualifying.

Hamilton's win and Alonso's fourth place meant McLaren lost the chance to score 15 points towards their constructor total, allowing Ferrari to close the gap to them to 19 points, rather than McLaren increase it to 34 points.

The appeal will be heard just six days after Ferrari embark on their appeal against the decision not to punish McLaren for being found guilty of being in possession of 'intellectual property'.

It is hoped the two hearings will bring an end to what is likely to go down as one of the most controversial few weeks in Formula 1 history.

 

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