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McLaren-Mercedes fined 50,000 dollars by FIA

india Updated: Sep 07, 2007 03:05 IST

The McLaren-Mercedes Formula One team has been fined 50,000 dollars by motor sport's ruling body (FIA) for failing to crash test a new gear box prior to Fernando Alonso's victory in Hungary.

A source from the sports governing body said Thursday the team had been fined because it had broken FIA rules.

A car which has passed regulatory tests prior to the start of the season must carry out new crash tests each time a major new part is put in the car.

However the cars of winning driver Alonso and fifth-placed teammate Lewis Hamilton both had new ultra-light gear boxes during the Hungarian Grand Prix on August 5 which had not be crash tested, the source said.