The FIA has announced that the International Tribunal hearing into the recent Mercedes secret tire test will be heard in Paris on June 20.
The international motorsports governing body said on Monday morning that charges had been brought against both Mercedes and Pirelli for the three-day test that took place in Barcelona in the week after the Spanish Grand Prix. The hearing will begin at 9:30 on June 20 and the FIA said that a decision on the matter would be made as soon as possible after the hearing.
Although Mercedes’ charges will be that they broke the Sporting Regulations by running a 2013 car, it is not clear on what grounds the FIA is taking proceedings against Pirelli, because it is not a competitor. However, the matter may relate to the Italian company following the exact terms of the contract it has with the FIA to supply tires in Formula 1.