Racing Point Withdraw Appeal In Car Copying Row

All teams have now withdrawn their appeals to the FIA.

Racing Point has withdrawn its appeal to the FIA’s decision to fine the team and dock them 15 points in the Formula One Constructors’ Standings, it has emerged.

The team opted to withdraw its appeal ahead of last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix, and in a statement they said they are no longer challenging the FIA’s ruling as the “ambiguity around the regulations has been settled.”

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In its statement, the Lawrence Strolled-owned outfit said, “The stewards and all parties involved in the appeals process recognise that there was a lack of clarity in the regulations and that we did not deliberately break them.”

Ferrari also pulled their appeal after receiving clarification about the rules surrounding car copying and assurances from the FIA that it won’t happen again.

The dispute, which saw several Formula One teams file a complaint and later challenge the FIA’s August ruling, centred around the Racing Point RP20’s rear brake ducts.

The FIA found them to have been illegally copied from the 2019 Mercedes F1 car.

Initially, Racing Point filed an appeal to clear its name and avoid losing much-needed points, while several other teams also lodged appeals as they wanted a harsher penalty and a clarification of the rules.

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