The focus of Formula 1 today will be on Paris, where the recent kerfuffle over tyre testing should be sorted out. The International Tribunal will hear the case. This is a new body, designed to make decisions about FIA activities without being influenced by the federation itself. It is chaired by Edwin Glasgow, CBE, QC.

He is a man with extensive experience in commercial and general litigation, as counsel, arbitrator and mediator. With more than 40 years in the law, he holds a number of eminent positions, including being involved with the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Premier League Disciplinary Panel, the Rugby Football Union Disciplinary Panel and the Sports Dispute Resolution Panel.

Glasgow will preside over the hearing with assistance from Monaco’s Laurent Anselmi, America’s Chris Harris, Switzerland's Patrick Raedersdorf and Britain’s Tony Scott-Andrews.

The FIA will be first to present its arguments, followed by replies from Mercedes and Pirelli, which stand accused of breaking the rules of testing by holding a three-day test between the Spanish and Monaco grands prix. Both say the test was to look at 2014 tyres and that no competitive advantage was gained.