Alfa Romeo will have to wait until next month to learn whether it will regain the 10 points lost when both its cars were penalised in the German Grand Prix.Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi were given 30-second time penalties when the performance of the clutches on both their cars were found to be outside the accepted parameters.
Team managed Beat Zehnder confirmed today the team’s appeal will be heard on September 24th at the FIA headquarters in Paris, following the Singapore Grand Prix.
“We’ve been penalised after the race and we went for appeal, which is the normal procedure if you want to fight, and you think you have some arguments to win – otherwise you wouldn’t do it,” he said.
“It’s an ongoing process and I cannot give you any information,” Zehnder added during today’s FIA press conference.
The penalties relegated both Alfa Romeo drivers out of the points. They promoted Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica to ninth and 10th places respectively. Haas also gained seven points as a result of the double penalty.
Claire Williams said her team is not taking much satisfaction from its single point of the season so far which it scored as a result of Alfa Romeo’s penalties.
“Alfa have submitted their appeal against that so I think we’re going to have to wait and see,” she said. “But one point for me, I think, as a Williams, I can’t personally be happy with that and I don’t think anyone in our team is necessarily ecstatic about it.”
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