Ferrari duo Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso will testify to the World Motor Sport Council’s hearing into the team orders case on Wednesday via video.

Massa and Alonso The pair, accused of obeying outlawed team orders at July’s German Grand Prix, had been summoned to the session scheduled to occur in Paris, and reports indicate that the pair will testify by video in light of it occurring the day before events get underway for the Italian Grand Prix.

Team figures Stefano Domenicali and Massimo Rivola will attend the session in person alongside the team’s consortium of lawyers.

Following tomorrow’s hearing, it is believed that a verdict will be published later that day.

Should the team be found guilty, it is generally an accepted view that the team will be issued with a considerable fine and a possible suspended ban.

However, should the WMSC elect to strip Alonso and Massa of their championship points earned out of their 1-2 finish, then this would have dramatic implications on Alonso’s championship bid.

The Spaniard currently lies 41 points adrift of championship leader Lewis Hamilton, and should he lose his 25 points from Germany – factoring in a potential points’ gain to his rivals as well – then the gap could blow out to as much as 70 points to Hamilton.

[Original image via Sutton Images]

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