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Hamilton, Williams keep points after Alfa appeal ruled out

Hamilton, Williams keep points after Alfa appeal ruled out
FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 - Singapore Grand Prix - Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore - September 19, 2019 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix REUTERS/Thomas Peter -
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LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton retained his 65-point lead and Williams kept their sole point of the season on Tuesday when a court rejected an Alfa Romeo appeal against penalties issued after the German Grand Prix in July.

The 30-second post-race penalties dropped Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi out of the points and lifted Mercedes’ five-times world champion Hamilton up to ninth in the July 28 race with Williams’ Robert Kubica 10th.

A spokesman for the governing body FIA said the International Court of Appeal in Paris had found the protest was not admissible.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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