Turkey appeal date set

The organisers of the Turkish Grand Prix have lodged an appeal against the $5 million fine awarded by the World Motorsport Council (WMSC) in September and the FIA has confirmed that the hearing will be held in Paris on November 7th. Turkish ...

The organisers of the Turkish Grand Prix have lodged an appeal against the $5 million fine awarded by the World Motorsport Council (WMSC) in September and the FIA has confirmed that the hearing will be held in Paris on November 7th. Turkish officials believe the fine, given in regard to the podium ceremony, is too severe.

Mehmet Ali Talat, who presented the winner's trophy to Ferrari's Felipe Massa in Istanbul, was described on television "President of the Northern Turkish Republic of Cyprus" but the Greek-Cypriot south is the internationally recognised government and only Turkey recognises the north.

The FIA feared its political neutrality had been compromised and at a WMSC meeting on September 19th the organisers of the Turkish GP and the National Sporting Authority of Turkey (TOSFED) were found guilty of breaching FIA statutes and sporting regulations. The $5 million fine is the biggest ever awarded.

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