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FIA to hear McLaren's appeal from Belgian GP

Motor sports' governing body agreed to hear McLaren's appeal of the drive-through penalty that cost Lewis Hamilton the Belgian Grand Prix.

MONZA, Italy–Motor sports’ governing body agreed to hear McLaren’s appeal of the drive-through penalty that cost Lewis Hamilton the Belgian Grand Prix.

The FIA said Friday the hearing will take place at Paris headquarters on Sept. 22 before the body’s International Court of Appeal. The hearing is six days before the Singapore GP.

On Sunday, race stewards penalized Hamilton 25 seconds after he was judged to have gained an unfair advantage over race leader Kimi Raikkonen by cutting across a chicane. Hamilton ceded his place to the Ferrari driver but later overtook him.

Ferrari’s Felipe Massa was handed the victory and moved within two points of F1 championship leader Hamilton, who was pushed down to third place.

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