McLaren Loses Appeal to FIA in Lewis Hamilton Case

23 Sep 2008

The International Court of Appeal of the FIA has dismissed an appeal by Team McLaren Mercedes in which it sought to overturn a penalty imposed on Lewis Hamilton at the recent Belgian Spa Grand Prix. The appeal attracted considerable interest because, if it had succeeded, Mr. Hamilton would have gone into the forthcoming Singapore Grand Prix with a clear lead in the drivers’ championship.

After a day of argument before the Court in Paris, however, the appeal was declared inadmissible.

Paul Harris represented the FIA.