Two appeal dates set

The FIA has confirmed dates for two upcoming appeals to be heard, one regarding Toro Rosso and one regarding Prodrive. Toro Rosso is appealing Tonio Liuzzi's 25 second penalty at the Japanese GP, when he was judged to have overtaken under yellow...

The FIA has confirmed dates for two upcoming appeals to be heard, one regarding Toro Rosso and one regarding Prodrive. Toro Rosso is appealing Tonio Liuzzi's 25 second penalty at the Japanese GP, when he was judged to have overtaken under yellow flags. Lizzui subsequently lost eighth place and one point, which was taken by Spyker's Adrian Sutil. The appeal will be heard on October 12th in Paris.

Williams has questioned the legality of Prodrive, the new 12th team that was accepted to enter the championship next year. Headed by former BAR boss David Richards, Prodrive plans to use cars built by McLaren. However, the 'customer car' row has yet to be settled so it seems that Prodrive will have to wait for clarification.

Customer cars were set to be allowed under the new Concorde Agreement, F1's commercial contract, for next season but so far the Agreement has not been ratified. It's possible the current version will continue in 2008 but the legality of customer cars needs to be ruled upon first. Williams wrote to the FIA to raise the Prodrive issue and Max Mosley referred the matter appeal, to be heard in London on October 24th.

Spyker's arbitration in regard to the customer car row is set for its first hearing next week. Principal Colin Kolles is also seeking clarification, as he believes Toro Rosso and Super Aguri are currently running customer cars from Red Bull and Honda respectively.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers David Richards , Adrian Sutil , Colin Kolles
Teams McLaren , Toro Rosso , Williams