The FIA believes Renault is likely to launch a second protest against Racing Point following today’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
Racing Point’s performance shows it is “absurd” to claim F1 teams with smaller budgets cannot compete with the front-runners, says Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff.
While Racing Point lapped the Hungaroring a massive 2.7 seconds faster than they managed last year, 2019 pole winners Red Bull have got slower at this track.
Lewis Hamilton beat the Hungaroring track record by over a second as he took pole position.
Racing Point say they are happy with both their drivers but did not confirm they will remain at the team next year amid speculation Sebastian Vettel could join them.
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Last year Racing Point were beaten by Williams in qualifying at the Hungaroring. But this year they’re already lapping over half a second quicker despite rain hitting the second practice session.
Racing Point believe their car is quick enough to challenge Red Bull at some races this year, according to CEO Otmar Szafnauer.
The FIA intends to rule on Renault’s protest against Racing Point, but an appeal could see the case drag on until late August.
Racing Point will supply its response to Renault’s protest against their car in three weeks’ time, the team’s CEO has said.
McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says the team supports Renault’s protest against Racing Point’s car, but suspects the stewards will rule the RP20 is legal.
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Racing Point has responded to Renault’s protest against its cars following the Styrian Grand Prix, calling it “misconceived and poorly informed”.
Mercedes have been requested to supply parts from their 2019 Formula 1 car in relation to Renault’s protest against Racing Point.
Renault has lodged a protest against the two Racing Point cars which finished sixth and seventh in the Styrian Grand Prix.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner was surprised to see Racing Point’s Sergio Perez lapping quicker than a Mercedes during the Styrian Grand Prix.
The Racing Point drivers admitted their disappointment in failing to reach Q3 today after setting the third and fourth quickest times in second practice.
Racing Point has become the latest team to rule out signing Sebastian Vettel for the 2021 F1 season.
Sergio Perez was quickest for Racing Point in first practice, while Ferrari managed a best of 10th with their updated car.