F1 team accused of breaching regulations on five occasions
7 April 2009

McLaren has been summoned to appear before the FIA's World Motor Sport Council on 29 April to answer charges that it has brought Formula 1 into disrepute over the controversy surrounding Lewis Hamilton's Australian Grand Prix disqualification.

The team has been summoned after it 'deliberately misled' stewards at the Australian Grand Prix during a hearing into Jarno Trulli overtaking Lewis Hamilton behind the safety car in the closing stages of the Melbourne race.

The FIA announced on Tuesday that the team will appear before the extraordinary WMSC hearing in Paris on the Wednesday after the Bahrain GP to answer charges of breaching the International Sporting Code.

The FIA claims that McLaren may have broken the regulations on five counts.

Meanwhile, McLaren has announced that it has parted company with its sporting director Dave Ryan, who along with Hamilton admitted lying to the stewards' hearing in Australia, and at a second meeting on the eve of the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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