McLaren have been summoned to appear before an extraordinary meeting of the FIA World Motor Sport Council later this month to answer charges relating to Formula One's ongoing spy controversy surrounding their chief designer Mike Coughlan.
Following an investigation into the matter by the sport's governing body, the FIA wants McLaren to answer charges that they have breached Article 151C of the International Sporting Code.
The hearing will take place on July 26.
This relates to: "Any fraudulent conduct or any act prejudicial to the interests of any competition or to the interests of motor sport generally."
A statement issued by the FIA on Thursday said: "The team representatives have been called to answer a charge that between March and July 2007, in breach of Article 151c of the International Sporting Code, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes had unauthorised possession of documents and confidential information belonging to Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, including information that could be used to design, engineer, build, check, test, develop and/or run a 2007 Ferrari Formula One car."
Coughlan was found to have in his possession a 780-page document of classified technical information from Ferrari.
It is not clear how the dossier got into his hands, but McLaren have insisted several times that they have not acted incorrectly, and said they were confident the FIA would exonerate them.
Team boss Ron Dennis said at last weekend's British Grand Prix: "We have never to my knowledge, and certainly over the past few months over this period, ever used other people's intellectual property.
"It is not on our car. I am sure the FIA will confirm that either now or in the future, and that is the key message."