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F1′s governing body has confirmed a June 20 hearing date for the ‘testgate’ saga.
We first reported the June 20 date on Saturday, following rumours in the Montreal paddock that the FIA wanted to fast-track the international tribunal so that the matter is cleared up before the next race, at Silverstone ten days later.
Fernando Alonso has accused Red Bull of making heavy work of its recent successes.
The perception in the paddock is that Spaniard Alonso has been punching above his weight with a less than competitive Ferrari, while Sebastian Vettel raced to the last three championships at the wheel of his Adrian Newey-penned car.
Fernando Alonso is heading into next weekend’s 2013 season opener with realistic expectations of a podium finish.
“I think so,” the 2012 title runner-up is quoted by Spain’s El Pais newspaper during a sponsor event in Barcelona on Monday. Fabled Ferrari has had a much better winter compared to a year ago, when the Maranello team was multiple seconds off the pace.
Felipe Massa insists he is not worried about the apparently ever-greater influence wrought by his teammate Fernando Alonso at Ferrari.