Racing Point have been docked 15 points and fined €400,000 by F1 stewards after Renault protested against parts of the team’s car over the opening four races of the season.
- Racing Point handed a 15 points deduction and €400,000 fine
- The team can continue using the same brake ducts going forward
Racing Point’s 2020 car has raised eyebrows for its similarity to the 2019 Mercedes, whose engines they use and with whom they have a close technical partnership. Renault has protested the brake ducts fitted to the Silverstone-based team’s car at the first four races.
The stewards were ruling on protests filed at the Styrian GP, Hungarian GP and British GP. The points deduction (7.5 per car) and fine (€200,000 per car) were applied to the protests made at the Styrian GP, with the team receiving a reprimand for the other two races.