FIA adjourn 2023 US GP hearing to evaluate ‘new evidence’

The FIA are wanting time to "independently consider" Haas' US GP evidence.

The FIA have adjourned Haas’ right of review case to Thursday, to allow the governing body to evaluate the evidence provided by the American team.

Haas lodged a right of review during last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix for the results of the United States Grand Prix to be looked over, as a result of several drivers having exploited track limits without being penalised.

It’s Turn 6 at the Circuit of the Americas which is believed to be the issue, with Alex Albon, Sergio Perez, Logan Sargeant and Lance Stroll having supposedly all cut the corner multiple times.

If marshalled correctly, then the four drivers would’ve resulted a time penalty, something Haas are clearly pushing for.

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Nico Hulkenberg finished the US GP in 11th, with Perez claiming fourth, Stroll in seventh, Albon in ninth and Sargeant in P10.

If the FIA agree with Haas’ “clear evidence” that the named drivers cut the corner several times, then all of them could receive at least a five-second time penalty.

Should this happen, then Sargeant would be demoted outside the top-10 and Hulkenberg would be promoted to ninth.

With the battle in the lower end of the Constructors’ Championship being so close, every point is vital for teams like Williams and Haas.

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Haas’ evidence provided to the FIA is reportedly a significant amount of onboard footage, with it set to be down to the governing body to decide if this classes as “new evidence” or not.

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The reason this situation has occurred is because the CCTV cameras at that corner didn’t allow the FIA to marshal track limits at Turn 6, something which Haas do respect but think should still be looked into given the onboard footage they’ve discovered.

An answer to Haas’ right of review is expected on Thursday despite the hearing having started on Wednesday, with it having been adjourned for US GP stewards Felix Holter, Andrew Mallalieu, Derek Warwick and Dennis Dean to “independently consider” the evidence.

Should Haas be successful and time penalties are applied, then this will massively hurt Williams, as their seven-point advantage over AlphaTauri in P7 will be reduced with two races remaining.