Aston Martin have submitted a protest over the results of the Austrian Grand Prix, claiming several cars were not penalised for exceeding track limits.
However Aston Martin believe other drivers committed infringements which went unpunished.
A hearing will be held at 6:30pm local time. An Aston Martin representative has been summoned to attend.
The stewards added they have “become aware of the existence of a number of deleted laps (due to exceeding track limits) that were drawn to our attention after the receipt of the protest” from Aston Martin. They have asked race control to check that the correct penalties were applied for the deleted lap times that were registered.
Neither of Aston Martin’s drivers were penalised during the race and both finished inside the points positions. Fernando Alonso took sixth, four seconds behind Lando Norris. Lance Stroll took the final point in 10th place, less than a second and a half behind Pierre Gasly.
The Aston Martin pair would therefore stand to benefit from a time penalty for those drivers if the team believe they have identified an infringement they have committed which was overlooked during the race.
Teams have a half-hour window within which they can protest the provisional classification of a grand prix. The results were issued at 4:55pm local time.
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