Helmut Marko speaks out on Haas protest as Sergio Perez at risk

Haas believe some drivers weren't penalised for exceeding track limits at the 2023 US Grand Prix.

Red Bull Dr Helmut Marko has addressed Haas’ protest of the results from the United States Grand Prix, something which was confirmed on Saturday at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Haas have filed a “right to review” to the FIA, amid concerns that track limits weren’t correctly marshalled during the race.

Each team has two weeks to lodge a protest to the governing body, with Haas’ complaint having come 13 days after the race at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA).

Given that the American side have filed the protest, the belief is that they must have supporting evidence which can back up their claim that track limits were exceeded without being penalised.

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It’s Turn 6 at COTA which is believed to have spurred the protest, with onboard footage having shown that the corner was cut several times by multiple drivers.

After finishing second at the US GP, Lando Norris admitted that he had exceeded track limits at the corner several times, as the governing body said that they’d get away with it at corners where visibility is an issue.

Sergio Perez is another driver who appeared to cut Turn 6 on multiple occasions, which is seemingly why Marko has addressed Haas’ protest.

If found guilty of exceeding track limits several times, then some drivers could have time added to their US GP finishing time.

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This is clearly what Haas are hoping for, as it’d likely bump Nico Hulkenberg up from P11 into the points.

With the lower places in the Constructors’ Championship being so close together, every point is crucial for the American team.

Regardless of the evidence Haas have, Marko isn’t concerned about the protest and expects nothing to come from it.

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“As far as I know, there is a certain time limit you need to meet when you want to appeal the results,” Marko told Sky Sports Germany.

“I don’t think it will amount to anything since they are coming with new accusations.”

If Perez does receive a time penalty, then this could reduce his advantage over Lewis Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship, which extended to 32 points after the Mexican finished fourth at Interlagos.