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Racing Point off the hook

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The issue revolves around the brake ducts used on the RP20 that are copies of those used on last year’s Mercedes.


12 Aug 2020
PREMIUM!
Racing Point off the hook

Lance Stroll at the recent British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Photo by Ben Stansall/Pool via Getty Images.

Followers of F1 will be aware of the ongoing protests raised by Renault regarding the legality of the “Pink Mercedes” or Racing Point RP20 and its similarity to last year’s Mercedes W10. The issue revolves around the brake ducts used on the RP20 that are copies of those used on the W10. Previously the FIA ruled that brake ducts were considered a “non-listed part”, meaning they could be purchased or copied, but this year the governing body ruled these ducts fall into the “listed parts” category. That means the component must be fully designed and manufactured by the team and...

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