Hamilton ready for GP appeal
PARIS – Lewis Hamilton will bid to extend his world championship lead today with the action coming amongst the suits of an FIA appeal tribunal rather than on the racing track.
The British driver was controversially penalised 25 seconds after winning the Belgian Grand Prix two weeks ago, a decision which relegated the McLaren star to third place. Hamilton was adjudged to have cut a chicane during a duel with Finnish rival Kimi Raikkonen in the closing laps. That verdict handed victory to Felipe Massa of Ferrari, who came home second after Raikkonen had crashed with one lap remaining, and slashed the Briton’s lead in the championship which now stands at just one point. – Reuters