FIA sets Mercedes/Pirelli tribunal date

Monday 10th June 2013, 17:37 by TF1T Staff 

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The FIA's International Tribunal has confirmed that a disciplinary hearing against Mercedes and Pirelli, will take place on June 20th - a week before the British Grand Prix.

The hearing follows protests by Red Bull and Ferrari after Mercedes were found to have conducted a private Pirelli tyre test after the Spanish GP.

"On 5 June 2013, further to protests lodged during the 2013 Monaco GP by Red Bull Racing and Ferrari Scuderia Team against cars n°9 and 10 (Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team) for having conducted with Pirelli a three day tyre testing using a 2013 car on 15, 16 and 17 May in Barcelona," read a statement from the governing body.

"The President of the FIA, acting as the FIA Prosecuting Body, sent to the President of the International Tribunal a notification of charges against Pirelli and a notification of charges against Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team.

"On 5 June 2013, Pirelli and Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team have been convened by the President of the International Tribunal to appear before a judging panel of the International Tribunal."

The hearing will begin at 9.30am (CEST) on June 20th at the FIA Salle du Comité in Paris.

A decision will be announced immediately once it has been decided.

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