Renault wins appeal against race ban

Fernando Alonso will be able to race in Renault this weekend at European GP at Valencia. Renault have won their alonsoappeal against one race ban for releasing Fernando Alonso from the pits with an unsafe car in the Hungarian GP. The  Spanish fans will now be able to see their beloved Alonso in Valencia and they might witness another pole position from him.

An FIA statement said:

Renault admitted to the court that it breached the sporting regulations, in that it failed to ensure that car #7 complied with the conditions for safety throughout practice and the race, and that it released the car after a pitstop when it was unsafe to do so. However, it requested the court to reconsider the severity of the sanction imposed by the stewards.

Having heard the arguments of the parties, the court has decided as follows:
1. to allow the appeal and overturn the sanction imposed by the stewards in the contested decision;
2. to issue a reprimand and impose a fine of $50,000 upon Renault

Renault earlier claimed that the one-race ban is excessive and unfair. There was no conscious wrongdoing from Renault because only persons who knew were the two mechanics and nobody on the pitwall knew there was a problem and the driver did not know either.

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