Racing Point receives a reprimand from FIA after stewards reported that the F1 team used similar brake ducts for which they were penalized.
Racing Point was summoned by the FIA after it was spotted by the stewards during the race that they are using the same designed brake ducts for which they were charged after Renault’s appeal.
Racing Point have been summoned to the stewards following the communication by the FIA technical delegate that their brake ducts are the same as those used so far this season and which were declared on Friday to have been designed in contravention of the regulations
— Andrew Benson (@andrewbensonf1) August 9, 2020
In the new update, Racing Point has received a reprimand for this offence after the completion of the immediate probe. But any penalty or fine hasn’t been declared.
The ruling said the use of the ducts in further races “remains an infringement of the regulations but a penalty of reprimand remains sufficient because the actual infringement was covered with the penalty assessed at the Styrian Grand Prix”
5 teams including Racing Point protest decision
Racing Point saw themselves in trouble after FIA decided to penalize 15 points from them this season after Renault’s appeal was upheld by the authorities.
Soon after, Ferrari, McLaren, Renault, Williams and Racing Point have lodged their intention to appeal the sanctions handed, though, except Racing Point, the reason of protest is that these teams feel the decision was lenient.
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto explained why he was sceptical about that description. “I think it’s very difficult or likely impossible,” he said. “If it has never happened in 70 years of Formula One, it means that somehow it is not an idea that somebody simply thought about today.
“We believe it is not possible to copy and simply understand the full concept behind the car. It is something that, again we have said in a letter to the FIA, that we really argue the entire concept and entire process, we believe that the regulations are clear enough and we believe there may be a breach of regulation in that process.”
“But at the moment, we are looking ahead and looking forward, and it’s something on which we need to clarify. I don’t think that the verdict of today is sufficient because it is only relevant to the brake ducts and not the entire concept.”
“So I think it is only the tip of the iceberg, but there is much to further discuss. But if it has never happened so far in the history of Formula One, it means somehow it is almost impossible to do it.”