FIA to consider Ferrari affair no later than September 10

The FIA is yet to confirm reports that it will consider the Ferrari team order issue at its scheduled meeting on September 10. International publications including Blick (Switzerland), Turun Sanomat (Finland), Autosprint (Italy), Bild (Germany)...

The FIA is yet to confirm reports that it will consider the Ferrari team order issue at its scheduled meeting on September 10.

International publications including Blick (Switzerland), Turun Sanomat (Finland), Autosprint (Italy), Bild (Germany) and Marca (Spain) believe it is possible the FIA will not schedule a special meeting to discuss Fernando Alonso's Hockenheim victory.

Ferrari was fined $100,000 by the stewards at Hockenheim for breaching not only the team order rule 39.1, but also the general guideline about disrepute.

"The case will also be referred to the FIA World Motor Sport Council for further consideration," said the stewards' statement.

On the day of Friday free practice at Monza, the governing body will be meeting in Como, Italy.

Media sources say it is not likely that FIA president Jean Todt, who as Ferrari boss ordered Rubens Barrichello to "let Michael (Schumacher) pass for the championship" in Austria in 2002, will take part in the disciplinary proceedings.

An FIA spokesman said a date for the consideration of the Ferrari affair has not yet been set.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Jean Todt
Teams Ferrari