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Last Updated: Friday, 26 October 2007, 19:49 GMT 20:49 UK
McLaren Brazil GP appeal date set
BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld leads Lewis Hamilton during the Brazilian Grand Prix
BMW's cars held up Hamilton during the race but were not excluded
McLaren's appeal over alleged fuel irregularities in the Brazilian Grand Prix will be heard on 15 November.

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen won the race to deny McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, who finished seventh, for the world drivers' championship.

Race stewards then investigated alleged fuel irregularities by Williams and BMW Sauber, but decided not to punish them.

Had they been disqualified, Hamilton would have finished fourth, earning him enough points to become world champion.

Hamilton finished the race behind the Williams of Nico Rosberg and the BMW Saubers of Robert Kubica and Nick Heidfeld.


But Hamilton has said he does not want to win an F1 title through disqualifications for other drivers.

The FIA's International Court of Appeal will hear the case.

Max Mosley, president of the FIA which governs Formula One, said: "For us, the world championship is over, the result is what it is.

"A team presented an appeal; at the moment, this doesn't change anything - it's up to them to prove they're right.

"You could argue whether McLaren had a right to appeal.

"They could have protested the result, but they didn't. Apparently they didn't measure the temperature of the fuel.

"But even if the cars classified ahead of Hamilton would be excluded, would this change his position? The court of appeal will have to rule on that."

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