On the day it sacked sporting director Dave Ryan, McLaren was formerly summoned to a hearing of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council.

On the day it sacked sporting director Dave Ryan, McLaren was formerly summoned to a hearing of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council.

As the 'lie-gate' scandal nears its summit, F1's governing body said the meeting will take place in Paris on 29 April.

McLaren must answer the charge that lies were not only told at the Australian stewards hearing, but subsequently last week in Malaysia.

The FIA also claims McLaren "made no attempt to rectify the situation" despite knowing that the lies caused Jarno Trulli to be "unfairly penalised" and stripped of his Melbourne podium.

It appears that world champion Lewis Hamilton is not facing the same accusations, with the FIA saying McLaren "procured its driver" to repeat the untruths.

In reaction, McLaren vowed to "cooperate fully" with the FIA process.

A statement issued by the Mercedes-powered team on Tuesday also said: "This afternoon McLaren and its former sporting director, Dave Ryan, have formally parted company."

 

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