Almost two weeks after the USA GP took the flag in Texas, the outcome of the race was suddenly in question. The Haas F1 Team has submitted a request for a review of the race result.
Max Verstappen won the race in Austin two weeks ago ahead of Lando Norris, who finished second after Lewis Hamilton’s disqualification. Carlos Sainz also benefited from that disqualification and eventually finished third.
However, the Haas F1 team questions the enforcement of track limits by stewards. That’s why the U.S. Racing Committee wants to reconsider whether to adjust the result.
35 lap times were canceled during the race, but only Alex Alban received a time penalty for various violations of track limits. However, after the race, reports emerged that the FIA had not properly checked the track limits everywhere on the circuit.
Lando Norris, for example, said he didn’t respect the track limits at Turn 6 multiple times because he knew the stewards weren’t properly checking the lane limits there. Images of Sergio Perez have surfaced on social media showing him disrespecting the track limits at Turn 6.
The Haas F1 team has now submitted an official request to review the results of the race. The US racing team is doing this in a timely manner, as an F1 team has 14 days to submit such a request. As the race was held 13 days ago, the Haas F1 team was too late to show its opposition, but just in time.
It will now be examined when Haas F1 Team’s request will be processed and whether Haas F1 Team provides sufficient new information to further process the request. The Haas F1 team will no doubt hope eleventh-placed Nico Hulkenberg can take any extra penalty to ensure he can secure one or more places and finish in the points.
Aston Martin submitted a similar claim after the Austrian GP earlier this season. Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll both moved up a place in successful results. Let’s wait and see if the Haas F1 Team wins with its opposition.
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