The FIA is introducing changes to the ‘right to review’ process after Haas unsuccessfully launched a protest against Red Bull, Aston Martin and Williams for track limit violations at the United States Grand Prix. The conversation regarding the process was sparked off the back of the recent triple-header with Haas launching their protest for the United States GP after the following race in Mexico City had already taken place.
F1’s only American team were claiming that on-board camera footage from the cars of Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll, Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant had not been aptly considered, claiming that these drivers committed, collectively, dozens of track limit violations that went unpunished. However, the FIA eventually dismissed the protest, insisting that there was no evidence presented by Haas that hadn’t already been considered. Off the back of this failed process, changes are being made.
According to a report from Motorsport.com, the FIA is set to decrease the window in which teams can apply for a right to review following the conclusion of a race from 14 days to four, while also adding a fee of £5,200 (€6,000) to each review.