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Racing Point’s Hungarian GP result will also remain provisional

2020 Hungarian Grand Prix

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The Hungarian Grand Prix stewards have accepted Renault’s latest protest against Racing Point’s cars and noted it is “identical” to that submitted at the previous round.

Renault protested the legality of Racing Point’s brake ducts following the Styrian Grand Prix. An investigation into that matter is ongoing.

Racing Point has confirmed it used the same ducts this weekend as at the previous race. The stewards therefore decided it is not necessary to impound examples of its ducts again, as it did in Austria.

As the two protests are identical, both teams have agreed the ongoing investigation will apply to both races.

Racing Point’s results in today’s race – fourth place for Lance Stroll and seventh for Sergio Perez – will therefore remain provisional, as is the case for their Austrian Grand Prix finishing positions.

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Stewards’ ruling on Renault’s second protest against Racing Point

During the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix, the Stewards have received a protest from Renault DP World F1 Team (“Renault”) against BWT Racing Point F1 Team (“RP”) (together, the “Parties”) concerning an alleged breach of Articles 2.1 and 3.2 and Appendix 6 to FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations with regards to front and brake ducts used on cars 11 and 18 (the “Protest”).

In this context, the FIA Technical Department representative was asked to seal and impound the relevant parts of cars 11 and 18 in preparation for conducting an analysis of those pieces. The FIA Technical Department representative will provide a detailed report to the Stewards with the findings and will include in his report an assessment that matches those findings against the alleged infringements outlined in the Protest.

After, the race of the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix, Renault lodged an identical protest against RP relating to the exact same matter.

In order to facilitate the analysis process, RP has admitted that the relevant parts targeted by these two protests and used during both, the race of the 2020 Styrian Grand Prix and the race of the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix are the same.

Therefore, the Parties declare and agree that there is no need to proceed again with a sealing and an impounding of the relevant parts of cars 11 and 18 following the race of the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Parties further declare and agree that the analysis to be performed by the FIA Technical Department representative and the report to be submitted to the Stewards as well as any evidences and discussions relating to the Protest shall also be valid to address the second protest lodged by Renault following the race of the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix.

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2 comments on “Racing Point’s Hungarian GP result will also remain provisional”

  1. borefest of protests to come…

  2. Clarity at last :D

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