Alfa Romeo Racing team manager Beat Zehnder has confirmed its FIA appeal hearing will take place on September 24th over its post-race penalties from the German Grand Prix.

The FIA Stewards applied two separate 30-second post-race penalties to Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi for breaking clutch regulations during the race start at Hockeneheim.

The penalties dropped the two drivers from seventh and eighth respectively to out of the points in 12th and 13th – promoting Lewis Hamilton into ninth and Robert Kubica into 10th to secure the first point of the season for Williams.

Alfa Romeo officially confirmed it has appealed both penalties yesterday during the build-up to the Hungarian Grand Prix and the hearing will take place in Paris on September 24th – the Tuesday between the Singapore and Russian rounds.

“We’ve been penalised after the race and we went for the appeal, which is the normal procedure if you want to fight, and you think you have some arguments to win – otherwise you wouldn’t do it,” Zehnder said.

“It’s an ongoing process and I cannot give you any information. Everything will be disclosed on the 24th of September when the hearing will take place in Paris.”

If Alfa Romeo are successful in overturning the penalties the drivers will regain their seventh and eighth place finishes and a combined total of 10 world championship points.

The Swiss squad dropped from seventh to ninth in the F1 world constructors’ championship following the penalties after the German Grand Prix.

Alfa Romeo are currently level on points with Haas, with the US squad higher in the standings on countback, with Racing Point five points ahead of the two teams in seventh place.

 

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