Haas’s protest against Romain Grosjean’s disqualification from the Italian Grand Prix has been heard by the FIA’s International Court of Appeal but a decision is not expected until tomorrow.
RaceFans understands the hearing went ahead as scheduled but per FIA protocol the judgement will not be handed down until tomorrow.
Grosjean was excluded from the results of the race after the stewards upheld a protest from Renault concerned the floor of Grosjean’s VF-18. The floor was found not to comply with Article 3.7.1.d of the technical regulations, as clarified by TD/033-18, regarding its radius of 50mm.
Haas lie 30 points behind fourth-placed Renault in the constructors’ championship with two races remaining. If Grosjean is reinstated the gap will be cut to 20 points.
Haas has also confirmed Formula Two Louis Deletraz will make his debut for the team in the Young Drivers’ Test at Abu Dhabi following the final race of the season. The 21-year-old is the son of three-times F1 race starter Jean-Denis Deletraz.
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8 comments on “Verdict on Grosjean’s Monza disqualification appeal expected tomorrow”
1st November 2018, 17:09
”If Grosjean is reinstated the gap will be cut to 10 points.”
– You got your calculations wrong; it’s 20 actually. Should the original decision of the Italian GP Stewards’ be taken back (which is highly unlikely to happen) then the gap to Renault would decrease to 20 points as Haas would gain the originally achieved eight points back, and thus, increase their total tally from 84 to 92 while Renault would lose the two extra points they got from that race thanks to the DSQ (Sainz originally finished 9th and received two points, but was subsequently promoted to 8th thanks to the DSQ, and therefore, achieved four points instead).
Ben Rowe (@thegianthogweed)
2nd November 2018, 7:32
I don’t think it is the calculations that are wrong. It is the wording. Should say “If Grosjean is reinstated the gap will be cut by 10 points”
1st November 2018, 17:42
How is this related to the article?
1st November 2018, 17:43
I mean Deletraz section
1st November 2018, 17:52
@muralibhats There’s nothing about Deletraz in this article, though.
1st November 2018, 18:29
Am I reading a special article or something? Its there at the end..
Jimmi Cynic (@jimmi-cynic)
1st November 2018, 19:26
@muralibhats: I see the single paragraph:
@jerejj might be bound by the international two paragraphs or it didn’t happen rule.
Perception is getting more and more subjective all the time, imo.
Thomas Bennett (@felipemassadobrasil)
1st November 2018, 20:25
Don’t you dare take points off Williams…
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