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Ferrari 'team orders' hearing set for September 8

August 03, 2010 08:49 IST

Ferrari will discover in September if they will face further sanctions for the use of illegal "team orders" in last month's German Formula One Grand Prix after the case was referred to the World Motor Sport Council.

"Following the receipt of a report sent by the (race) stewards to the (governing International Automobile Federation) FIA, the FIA President has decided... to submit the case to the judging body of the World Motor Sport Council," the FIA said in a statement on Monday.

"The disciplinary hearing of the World Council will take place in Paris on Sept. 8 2010."

Ferrari triggered a furore at Hockenheim when Brazilian Felipe Massa, leading the race, responded to a radio message by allowing Spanish team mate Fernando Alonso to overtake him and secure the victory.

The Italian team was fined $100,000 and referred to the FIA.

FIA president Jean Todt will not be present at the hearing due to his former role as team principal at Ferrari.

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