Wednesday afternoon delegates from Racing Point, Renault and also Mercedes had to report to the stewards for a hearing on the RP20. Whether or not the 2020 car of Racing Point is illegal is not yet known.
The meeting reportedly ended in about 2.5 hours. It’s not expected that there’ll be a statement from the FIA contest leadership today. The usually well imported journalist Albert Fabrega reports that for Friday’s first free practice session at Silverstone a statement will be made by the international motorsport federation.
The Racing Point F1 team cannot seem to catch a break, can they? The outfit have been under the scanner right from the start, due to the Mercedes clone accusations. Unfortunately, it is about to get much worse because the Renault team have levied accusations against them about their brake ducts.
Naturally, the FIA have decided to investigate, after Renault lodged its third protest of the season. The French outfit has alleged that the duct is doing a lot more than just cooling the brakes. Renault also believes there some parts to the brake duct have been obscured from view.
Now, according to F1 analyst, Albert Fabrega, there are two options facing Racing Point. First and foremost, if the brake ducts are legal and Renault does not appeal again, their last three GP results will be counted as official.
On the other end of the scale, if it is deemed illegal, they can appeal to the International Court of Appeal (ICA). The bad news is that they will likely be forced to wait for at least 2 months for a verdict. In addition to that, if they still use the same ducts during the waiting period, they will be protested again.
Some would suggest that the Renault F1 team is still bitter about last season’s Japanese Grand Prix. Apparently, Racing Point accused them of using a brake bias adjustment system on Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo’s cars. Following an investigation, the FIA promptly disqualified both cars from 10th and 6th respectively.
The French manufacturer has clearly not forgiven nor forgotten the slight, so this is the perfect opportunity for revenge. This is why they are taking every opportunity to file a complaint to catch Racing Point out. In the event that they are doing something questionable, the Renault F1 team stands to benefit.
FORMULA 1 AND IF RACING POINT LOSES AGAINST THE PROTEST OF RENAULT AND FERRARI FORMULA 1 AND IF RACING POINT LOSES AGAINST THE PROTEST OF RENAULT AND FERRARI
ESTEBAN OCON NOT ON DANIEL RICCIARDO’S LEVEL IN RENAULT
F1 : 30,000 SPECTATORS PRESENT AT THIS WEEKEND’S RUSSIAN GP
ANDREAS SEIDL IS VERY SATISFIED WITH THE PROGRESS HIS TEAM HAS MADE
OTMAR SAFNAUER : SEBASTIAN WILL BE OF GREAT BENEFIT TO THE TEAM
ABITEBOUL FRUSTRATED OVER RACING POINT TOKEN EXPLOIT
NO MORE UPGRADES FOR THE RED BULL HONDA ENGINE THIS YEAR
F1 2020 NEXT RACE
|Russia ||27 Sep|
|10h00 - 11h30||Free practice 1|
|14h00 - 15h30||Free practice 2|
|11h00 - 12h00||Free practice 3|
|14h00 - 15h00||Qualification|
|14h10 - 16h10||Race|