Sat. Sep 19th, 2020
Reuters


Racing Stage had been fined 400,000 euros and docked 15 championship factors soon after rivals Renault protested about the brake ducts on the team’s auto.

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Formula A single crew Racing Stage system to press on with their appeal towards a stewards’ determination towards them in a row above copied components, crew principal Otmar Szafnauer mentioned.

“We are certainly continuing,” the American mentioned at the Belgian Grand Prix.

“As you know, Formula A single is all about exploiting the guidelines to the edge. That is what we did. We think we had been inside the guidelines.”

Racing Stage had been fined 400,000 euros and docked 15 championship factors soon after rivals Renault protested about the brake ducts on the team’s auto, a visual copy of the 2019 championship-winning machine fielded by Mercedes who present the crew with their engine and gearbox.

They had been permitted to proceed racing with them, having said that, triggering appeals from rival teams Renault, Williams, McLaren and Ferrari.

Racing Stage appealed towards the determination, with proprietor Lawrence Stroll issuing a strongly worded statement in his team’s defence.

Renault withdrew their appeal this week, joining McLaren and Williams who had presently performed the identical earlier this month.

Ferrari have not taken back their appeal and the matter is set to go in advance of the FIA’s Global Court of Appeal.

“I assume Renault have mentioned all along what they genuinely wished was clarity on the guidelines going forward,” mentioned Szafnauer, whose crew are third in the general standings behind leaders Mercedes and Red Bull.

“It’s very good that they did precisely what they mentioned they had been going to do.

“They mentioned they just genuinely wished clarity and absolutely nothing else and now that they have it, they dropped their appeal.”

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