Haas has launched a bid to revise the results of the Australian Grand Prix by protesting the provisional race classification.
Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh in today’s race. He briefly held fourth place after a standing restart with two laps to go led to a multi-car crash, and stood to gain another position from Carlos Sainz Jnr ahead of him, who had been given a five-second time penalty.
However the stewards decided to re-order the field before the final restart behind the Safety Car, which moved Hulkenberg down to eighth. Haas is believed to be unhappy with the decision not to restart the race using the order the drivers were in after the standing restart.
Haas was unsuccessful in its last attempt to change the result of a race when it protested the outcome of last year’s United States Grand Prix. Its protest was initially upheld but later overturned when the stewards ruled Haas had not submitted its protest in time.
Any protests must reach the FIA within half an hour of the provisional classification being issued. That was done at 6:05pm today and the FIA confirmed it received Haas’ protest 6:29pm.
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