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Renault reacts to Suzuka disqualification

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23/10/2019

Renault has issued a brief statement following its disqualification from the Japanese Grand Prix, while considering whether it will appeal the decision.

That statement reads:

"Renault F1 Team acknowledges the decision of the Stewards of the Japanese Grand Prix regarding the protest by SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team concerning the legality of Renault F1 Team’s braking system during the Japanese Grand Prix.

Despite the FIA concurring with Renault that the system was entirely legal under the FIA Technical Regulations, it was judged by the stewards that the system was in breach of the FIA Sporting Regulations regarding driver aid. Both Renault cars were disqualified from the Japanese Grand Prix and the team loses the nine points scored.

However, considering the subjectivity of the qualification of a system as a driver aid and the variability of the associated penalties in recent cases, Renault F1 Team will consider its next course of action within the timeframe laid out by the FIA."

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1. Posted by Spindoctor, 24/10/2019 9:01

"Good luck with that. I hope they win."

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2. Posted by DRAGON F1, 24/10/2019 7:33

"Renault should appeal the Stewards' decision, which I believe is very subjective and suspect, like many of their decisions this season! "

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