Sport Illegal Mercedes copy? Renault protests against Racing Point
Formula 1 technology: detailed photos at the GP Austria 2020 in Spielberg
The latest technology photos from the Formula 1 pit lane at the Grand Prix of Austria 2020 in Spielberg, documented by Motorsport Images and Giorgio Piola! AlphaTauri AT01: Front section © Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images Front wing of the AlphaTauri AT01 Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images Ferrari SF1000: Front wing © Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images Ferrari SF1000: Front wing Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images Ferrari SF1000: bonnet © Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images Ferrari SF1000: bonnet Mark Sutto
The "pink Mercedes" on the test bench: The racing cars of the Formula 1 racing team Racing Point are the subject of an investigation by the World Automobile Association FIA. The trigger is an official protest by the direct competitor Renault, which the French submitted after the Grand Prix of Styria on Sunday. Since the RP20 from Racing Point has clear similarities to the world champion Mercedes of the past season, it should now be checked whether the regulations have been violated.
Renault appeals to parts of the sporting regulations when checking the "legality" of the pink car, which stipulate the following: Certain components of the cars ("listed parts") must have been designed by the respective team, including the disclosure of information over these components is not allowed.
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Racing Points "pink Mercedes" was the big surprise on Friday in Spielberg and should now also give Lance Stroll top performance. © Motorsport Images Racing Point is optimistic that Stroll will do better Lance Stroll has clearly lost the team duel against Sergio Perez in Formula 1 2019. He did deliver some remarkable performances, especially in the races.
With its concerns about the similarity between the current RP20 and the Mercedes W10 from 2019, Renault is not alone in the starting field. Racing Point is considered a contender for fourth place in the constructors' championship, Ferrari continues to weaken significantly, even third place behind Mercedes and Red Bull seems possible.
As an ordinary customer team, the English, who will start as Aston Martin in the coming year, will source the drive and gearbox from Mercedes.
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Brawn takes sides for Racing Point: "Copying is standard in F1" .
Formula 1 sports director Ross Brawn takes a stand in the Causa Racing Point and emphasizes that copying others in the premier class is "standard" is still Causa Racing Point unclear. After the protests by Renault at the last two Formula 1 races, the legality of the RP20 is being examined. But sports director Ross Brawn is already jumping to the side of the makers of the "pink Mercedes" in his mandatory column . "In my opinion, copying is standard in Formula 1," says the former team boss there.