Two hours after the checkered flag in the Styrian Grand Prix Renault has discontinued the protest against the two Racing Points racers.
Get the French right in their claims and Sergio Perez, and Lance Stroll is disqualified, it will promote Daniel Ricciardo to sixth place, just as there will also be bonus of Kevin Magnussen and Haas.
the Dane will then become the number ten to a single point.
the Protest, as the Extra Leaf is in the possession of, covers a range of alleged offences. The paramount is the underlying suspicion that the pink Racing Points, has copied too much from the partner Mercedes.
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Renault claims in the protest, that the Racing Points don't even have to construct all of the parts, as the rules dictate, that they themselves must design.
the First blow in this war stands by the judges from the bell 19.20 judicial.
- We confirm that the Renault F1 Team has asked stewards to take a position on the legality of the Racing Points RP20. We do not have any further comments, before the stewards have reached a decision, says a spokesman.
At 21.00, we received the preliminary decision in.
It states that the protest is about the so-called 'brake ducts', which is a part of the bremsekølingen, and which also play a significant aerodynamic role. Until last season, one could buy these parts of a different team, but from this year, each team must design its own.
Haas - for example - bought until last year the 'brake ducts' of the Ferrari.
the Stewards ruled that the petition met all the requirements, but will require technical assistance to get settled. After further investigation from the international motorsportsforbund, the FIA's technical department will next høringsdato be provided.
Renault did also protest against Haas back in 2018, and the legality of the VF-18'erens floor. They were right, at the cost of disqualification of Romain Grosjean at the Italian Grand Prix.
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