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Renault win appeal against race ban

Spain's Fernando Alonso and the Renault Formula One team were cleared to compete in this weekend's European Grand Prix in Valencia after winning an appeal against a one-race ban on Monday.

india Updated: Aug 17, 2009 23:23 IST

Spain's Fernando Alonso and the Renault Formula One team were cleared to compete in this weekend's European Grand Prix in Valencia after winning an appeal against a one-race ban on Monday.

The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement that the suspension had been replaced by a reprimand and fine of $50,000.

Earlier on Monday, the Renault team argued that the ban was “excessive and unfair.”

Renault lawyer Ali Malek had told four judges at a hearing of the governing FIA's court of appeal in Paris that the sanction against the F1 team should not have been made. "This case does not deserve more than a reprimand," he had said.