BWT Racing Point have sent out a stern response to Renault F1’s protest about their car being illegal for the 2020 F1 season.
Racing Point have had an impressive start to the F1 2020 season. They are 4th on the Constructors table, ahead of the likes of Ferrari and Renault. Both Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll are contributing well to the team’s performance and tally.
But things took a wrong turn after the race at the Red Bull Ring yesterday. This after rivals Renault launched an official protest with the FIA over the legality of the RP20. Renault claim some of its parts are in breach of the listed parts regulations if of the FIA.
The FIA has declared the protest to be admissible. Following this, the brake ducts of Racing Point’s cars were sealed and impounded.
UPDATE: Renault’s protest of Racing Point’s legality has been admitted by the FIA Stewards
Parts of the Racing Point and Mercedes cars will be sealed for further examination#F1
— Formula 1 (@F1) July 12, 2020
Racing Point’s engine supplier Mercedes have also been dragged into the mix. It is being claimed that the parts are similar to Mercedes’ title-winning W10. The German outfit have confirmed they will cooperate and let FIA examine their parts.
Racing Point confident the protest will be dismissed
Racing Point has admitted disappointment at the protests, and is confident it will be overturned. They have ensured that the they will do whatever is needed off them by the FIA to prove that the allegations are baseless.
“BWT Racing Point F1 team is extremely disappointed to see its results in the Styrian Grand Prix questioned by what it considers to be a misconceived and poorly informed protest.
“Any and all suggestion of wrongdoing is firmly rejected and the team will take all steps necessary to ensure the correct application of the regulations to the facts.
“Prior to the start of the season, the team co-operated with the FIA and satisfactorily addressed all questions regarding the origins of the designs of the RP20.
“The team is confident that the protest will be dismissed once it has presented its response.”