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Racing Point appeals stewards ruling

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13/08/2020

As expected, Racing Point is appealing the stewards ruling on its controversial 2020 contender, the RP20.

With Renault and Ferrari pressing ahead with their appeals and McLaren and Williams seemingly having had second thoughts since Friday, it was expected that Racing Point would also appeal last week's ruling.

Protesting its innocence from Day One, and team owner, Lawrence Stroll making a rare and hard-hitting public statement on Sunday, the Silverstone outfit is determined to clear its name, which, according to the Canadian, has been dragged "through the mud".

In his statement, in which he said he was "appalled” by the “poor sportsmanship of our competitors”, the Canadian hinted at further action against those doubting his team's integrity.

Ironically, in the race that followed, the team clawed back 14 of the 15 points deducted by the stewards, though there remains the mater of the fine.

The case now goes to the FIA's International Court of Appeal, though the date of the hearing has yet to be announced.

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1. Posted by BrightonCorgi, 13/08/2020 15:59

"The competitors are worried about RP's evolution and how they could be a top 4 team this or next season. "

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2. Posted by mickl, 13/08/2020 1:46

"@ Malbec they're protesting because RP are likely to outscore them on points this year if the car continues to work therefore next years prize money will be less for them. Also, if RP are successful in their appeal, I guess there will be more 'copies' in the coming years.

RP said in a SkyF1 interview that last year other teams used rear brake ducts from other teams, so you'll have to question how many 'new' designs there are. This will probably come out in the wash."

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3. Posted by Malbec, 12/08/2020 17:02

"I wonder why Ferrari and Renault are protesting the Racing Point car, neither has done a very good job on their new cars with much bigger budgets. Sensibly Racing Point took on board what worked for Mercedes and remember this was their first clean sheet design for quite a long time. If you see what works then surely you incorporate it in your car, makes sense to me!"

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