Alfa Romeo’s German GP appeal set for September

Date published: August 2 2019 - Jamie Woodhouse

Alfa Romeo will have their German GP appeal heard on 24 September.

Alfa Romeo won’t have their appeal heard over the 30-second penalties for Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi at the German GP until September.

Both Alfa Romeo drivers were handed the time penalties after the rain-affected race where Raikkonen had finished P7 and Giovinazzi P8.

The FIA ruled that they had breached article Article 27.1 with their torque settings at the start.

It’s believed the settings they ran gave both drivers an unfair advantage off the line, something which Alfa Romeo deny and claim they have evidence to overturn the punishment.

The team announced their intention to appeal and Motorsport Week report team manager Beat Zehnder revealed that a date of September 24 has been allocated.

As a result of the penalties Raikkonen and Giovinazzi dropped out of the points, with Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica moving up to P9 and 10 respectively.

As a result of these developments, the German Grand Prix result will remain provisional until a decision over Alfa’s appeal has been reached.

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