No active role for McLaren at ICA hearing
McLaren will not attend next week's International Court of Appeal hearing in an active role, the British squad has clarified.
The FIA confirmed on Thursday that eight teams, including McLaren, will attend the hearing that will decide on the legality of the rear diffusers of the Brawn GP, Toyota and Williams teams.
BMW Sauber, Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault have been the only four teams to officially lodge protests over the design of the diffusers.
McLaren has made it clear, however, that while it still believes the diffusers are not legal, the team is not planning to speak at the hearing.
"When questioned about this by media in the past, McLaren personnel have stated that we believe that the diffusers used on the Brawn, Toyota and Williams cars are outside the scope and intent of the technical regulations," a McLaren spokesman said. "We will therefore be attending Tuesday's hearing, but will not be making any oral presentations.
"McLaren's role is therefore not an active one, whereas it is understood that BMW Sauber, Ferrari, Red Bull and Renault will all be making oral presentations to the ICA at the hearing. The ICA has acknowledged that McLaren will not be making any oral presentations at the hearing."