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Renault protest Racing Point again following Hungarian Grand Prix

2020 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Renault has lodged a second protest against both Racing Point cars following the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The team previously protested the brake ducts on two RP20s following the Styrian Grand Prix. That investigation is still ongoing. Today’s protest concerns the same articles of the regulations as the previous protest.

Renault confirmed its second protest in a statement: “We confirm that Renault DP World F1 Team has submitted a request to the stewards of the event for clarification on the legality of the Racing Point RP20. We have no further comment on this matter until the stewards have arrived at a decision.”

Speaking before the race, the FIA’s head of single-seater matters Nikolas Tombazis said it was likely Renault would submit a further protest as “a formality”.

“If, ultimately, Renault decides to protest every single race, they have the right to do that,” said Tombazis.

“I think it is likely that we will see, therefore, for formality reasons, protests. It’s potentially likely, it’s Renault’s decision, it’s certainly not our decision or our desire or anybody’s, but I think it is likely we’re going to see protests perhaps until this matter is adjudicated.”

The FIA aims to rule on the legality of the Racing Point before the next round of the championship, the British Grand Prix, at Silverstone in two weeks’ time.

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9 comments on “Renault protest Racing Point again following Hungarian Grand Prix”

  1. I’m shocked. Shocked.

    Well, not that shocked.

  2. Nobody saw this coming….

  3. DAllein (@)
    19th July 2020, 17:38

    Totally out of the blue!

  4. R.S once stood for Renault Sport. Now it just stands for Really Salty.

  5. Renault protest again.
    Haas under investigation.
    Albon under investigation.

    The race is getting exciting.

  6. Stop it Renault. This is getting very boring. Obviously there is nothing wrong, e en if it was anything it’s from 2019 car. Nothing from 2020.

    Focus on yourself, as the biggest egoistic demanding driver is coming in 2021. Implosion on the card for this team.

    1. I wouldn’t be surprised if Renault are going to continue protesting against Racing Point though – it might almost become a necessity for them to keep doing so until something sticks, because Racing Point are too much of a threat to Renault now.

    2. Saad Mughal
      19th July 2020, 19:39

      Rear wing end plates are from the 2020 Mercedes as far as I know

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