Aston Martin has lodged a protest of the outcomes at Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.
Each of their drivers completed inside the highest ten, with Fernando Alonso coming in sixth, and Lance Stroll coming in tenth. Whereas it isn’t identified for the time being what the group is protesting, provided that Alonso completed 4 seconds behind Lando Norris, and Stroll completed lower than two seconds behind Pierre Gasly, it’s possible that the group will level to 1 — or each — drivers probably exceeding observe limits.
This was a theme all through the week, and if both Norris and/or Gasly is judged to have exceeded the observe limits, they may very well be hit with a five-second penalty.
Consequently, that would probably push Alonso and/or Stroll additional up the classification.
Right here is the F1 doc, noting that the group is certainly requesting that race official make sure that penalties for exceeding observe limits had been utilized appropriately:
The part of the Sporting Laws cited above, Article 33.3, includes exceeding observe limits, and reads as follows:
Drivers should make each affordable effort to make use of the observe always and should not depart the observe with out a justifiable cause.
Drivers shall be judged to have left the observe if no a part of the automobile stays involved with it and, for the avoidance of doubt, any white traces defining the observe edges are thought-about to be a part of the observe however the kerbs usually are not.
Ought to a automobile depart the observe the driving force might re-join, nevertheless, this may occasionally solely be finished when it’s protected to take action and with out gaining any lasting benefit. On the absolute discretion of the Race Director a driver could also be given the chance to offer again the entire of any benefit he gained by leaving the observe.
Replace: Aston Martin’s protest has been upheld, with stewards discovering that there have been extra infringements that weren’t penalized:
Now we await the ultimate classification of outcomes. However you’ll think about Norris and/or Gasly had been most likely the drivers Aston Martin was questioning about.
Replace 2; Hypothesis is rising that Aston Martin is definitely questioning about Carlos Sainz Jr. As you may see within the above doc upholding the protest, Ferrari had a consultant on the listening to.
As well as, within the closing laps Alonso was reportedly on the radio along with his group confirming that he was inside ten seconds of Sainz.
This put up shall be up to date when a call is reached.