McLaren Spa appeal goes ahead

McLaren are to press ahead with their appeal against Lewis Hamilton's Belgian Grand Prix penalty, the team confirmed on Tuesday

McLaren Spa appeal goes ahead

Hamilton was handed a 25-second time penalty after the race stewards deemed that he had gained an unfair advantage by cutting a chicane in his battle with Kimi Raikkonen.

On Sunday night the team notified the FIA that they intended to appeal, but they have weighed up whether or not to continue with the action over the past 48 hours.

The team issued a statement on Tuesday stating that they were to continue with the action, which will now go to the FIA's International Court of Appeal.

McLaren's F1 CEO Martin Whitmarsh said: "Following our decision to register our intention to appeal the penalty handed out to Lewis Hamilton by the FIA Stewards at the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix, we hereby confirm that we have now lodged notice of appeal."

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