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Date set for spy case appeal hearing

The FIA court of appeal hearing into the McLaren and Ferrari spying case will take place on 13 September in Paris

Motorsport's governing body also announced that the press would be allowed to sit in on the hearing, and that the other teams would be permitted to address the court.

"In the interests of transparency the hearing will be open to members of the press and details of the accreditation procedure will be published closer to the time," said an official statement.

"All of the teams competing in the 2007 FIA Formula One World Championship have been given the opportunity to make written submissions to the ICA and have been invited to attend the hearing to supplement their submissions with oral presentations."

The appeal hearing was called by FIA president Max Mosley after Italian authority president Luigi Macaluso sent a letter expressing his organisation's dissatisfaction with the outcome of the original World Motor Sport Council meeting on the matter.

The WMSC had summoned McLaren to answer charges of breaking the sporting code after confidential Ferrari information was found in the possession of their chief designer Mike Coughlan.

McLaren received no punishment after the court decided there was no evidence that the team had made any use of the data that Coughlan had received.

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