Michelin teams' guilty verdict cancelled

The World Motor Sport Council has accepted the FIA's recommendation to cancel the two guilty verdicts ruled on the Michelin teams after Indianapolis. The FIA Senate met in Monaco earlier this month, along with McLaren's Ron Dennis and Red Bull's...

The World Motor Sport Council has accepted the FIA's recommendation to cancel the two guilty verdicts ruled on the Michelin teams after Indianapolis. The FIA Senate met in Monaco earlier this month, along with McLaren's Ron Dennis and Red Bull's Christian Horner. After viewing new evidence, the Senate decided it was no longer appropriate to take any action against the Michelin teams.

"Having examined the new evidence previously submitted to the FIA Senate, the FIA World Motor Sport Council has voted overwhelmingly to accept the recommendation of the FIA Senate regarding events at the 2005 United States Grand Prix," said a statement from the FIA. "The guilty verdicts of June 29 made against the seven Michelin teams have therefore been cancelled."

The guilty verdicts of not bringing the correct tyres to Indianapolis and wrongfully deciding not to start the race were the two charges of five upheld. Punishment was postponed until September while the FIA considered what steps the teams and Michelin made to compensate the Indy spectators and repair the damage to F1, but now they are cleared of guilt and therefore will not face any penalty.

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