The FIA has confirmed that the Court of Appeal hearing into the Brazilian Grand Prix is to be moved from Paris to London.

The hearing, which will take place at 10am on Thursday, has been moved due to transport strikes that are set to take place in the French capital over the coming days with the decision taken to move to London instead.

The hearing was called after McLaren appealed against the decision of race stewards at Interlagos not to penalise either Williams or BMW Sauber after both teams were found to be running irregular fuel in the season ending race in Sao Paulo.

Should the hearing decide in McLaren's favour then Nick Heidfeld, Robert Kubica and Nico Rosberg all face exclusion from the race although that wouldn't automatically mean that Lewis Hamilton would be promoted to fourth place - which would give him the points needed to secure the title.

Hamilton himself has already said he doesn't want to win the title through others being excluded and would prefer to win the championship on track in the future.

"It would feel weird after Kimi did such a fantastic job in the last two races and won on Sunday," he told BBC Radio 5 Live after the season finale last month. "I want to win it on the track. You want to do it in style, you want to win the race or be battling it out for the lead. Being promoted after other people have been thrown out is not the way I want to do it..."

 

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