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Motor racing: FIA stewards agree to reconsider Perez case

Published on Jun 20, 2014 10:17 PM

SPIELBERG, Austria (Reuters) - Formula One's governing body agreed on Friday to hear new evidence presented by the Force India team to try and overturn Sergio Perez's five-place grid penalty for causing a collision in Canada.

Austrian Grand Prix stewards considered a request by the team before first practice at Spielberg and agreed to review the decision reached by different officials in Montreal the weekend before last.

The hearing was scheduled for later on Friday.

The Canada stewards had found Perez guilty of causing a last-lap collision with Williams' Felipe Massa by changing his line as the Brazilian tried to overtake. The Mexican has denied doing anything different to previous laps.

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