Ferrari have given notice of their intention to appeal the latest reprimanded issued to Racing Points over the brake ducts the team raced in today’s Belgian Grand Prix.
Renault and Ferrari originally announced they would appeal those penalties, believing they were too lenient. However Renault later dropped its appeal plans, leaving Ferrari the sole team still pursuing the case against Racing Point.
Ferrari has therefore notified the Belgian Grand Prix stewards it intends to protest the reprimand which was issued to Racing Point today. It has 96 hours to formally submit its appeal.
According to the stewards, Racing Point confirmed it has used the same brake ducts this weekend as in the previous five rounds, which date back to Renault’s first protest against the team at the Styrian Grand Prix. “The facts in this case are therefore identical to the situation in the previous five grand prix,” noted the stewards.
“The stewards of the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix note the belief of the stewards at the preceding events that it is important for the orderly conduct of the sport that the interpretation of the regulations by the stewards be reasonably consistent,” they added. “The stewards of the 2020 Belgium Grand Prix in general support that view, and also the view that where possible this same consistency should apply to penalties.”
“In relation to penalty, noting our comments above concerning consistency, we believe we must impose a Reprimand on BWT Racing Point F1 Team as the competitor of cars 11 [Sergio Perez] and 18 [Lance Stroll],” they concluded.
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