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FIA tribunal to hear Merc, Pirelli case

Mercedes and Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli will appear before an international tribunal in Paris on June 20 to answer charges of breaking the rules by testing in Spain last month, the sport’s governing body said on Monday. The International Automobile Federation ( FIA) said in a statement that a notification of charges against both parties had been sent to the president of the tribunal.

“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,” it added. The verdict will be published ‘as soon as possible’ after the hearing.

Champions Red Bull and Ferrari, the sport’s most successful team, made formal protests at last month’s Monaco Grand Prix when news of the test leaked out.Mercedes used their 2013 car at the ‘secret’ test in Barcelona, which came just before Germany’s Nico Rosberg won in Monaco.

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