Renault is pressuring the case against Racing Point to have crystal clear rules against copying in Formula 1 claims Cyril Abiteboul.
Renault is heading the movement against Racing Point over their alleged copy of Mercedes 2019 car. The protest is so effective that FIA has already penalized Racing Point on similar brake ducts.
The French team is now pressing their case even harder as Renault boss Cyril Abiteboul wants clearer rules by the authorities when it comes to different teams copying from someone else, reports Autosport.
“What we are seeking since the start of that process, it’s not a legal outcome, it’s not a degradation of the relationship between teams or team principals in the paddock,” he said.
“It’s really some answers to a situation, to a precedent that has been set, a disruption that has been brought into the sport, and that’s what we’re after. We don’t think we have a clear resolution to that as of yet.
“We’ve been at the start of that process. We want to make sure we lead that process until there is a crystal clear outcome that cannot be turned around once things are settled.
“I’m not talking about a legal settlement: I’m talking about settlement in general. We want, in particular, the satisfaction that the rules will be changed.” Abiteboul also acknowledged that the FIA has promised to address the issue.
“We have an indication that it will be the case – but until it is the case, in that environment we know that you can’t back off. So that is what we are after,” he explained.
“We are expecting that F1 confirms again that it is a sport for constructors. Not just OEM, but constructors that design the whole car, that create the whole aerodynamic concept, and that each car is its own aerodynamic concept. That’s what we are after.
“We appreciate that the rules are not clear, and that’s what we are seeking from the process.”
Renault doesn’t seem to happy with disciplinary actions
The stewards reprimanded Racing Point after the 70th Anniversary GP upon the resistance from Renault over the re-usage of alleged prohibited brake ducts.
But at the same time, the authorities allowed Racing Point to use the ducts for the rest of the season, sparking further disagreement from Renault along with Ferrari.
Meanwhile, McLaren and Williams initially indicated an intention to do so, but later withdrew. Racing Point has also appealed the decision in a bid to overturn the penalty.