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Renault win appeal against race ban

india Updated: Aug 17, 2009 23:23 IST

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The governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement that the suspension had been replaced by a reprimand and fine of $50,000.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