The Haas Formula 1 team’s right to review request has been rejected by the FIA. The stewards considered the request on Thursday and after a discussion with all those involved, they ruled that there was no significant and relevant new information. The result of the United States Grand Prix is therefore maintained.
Last weekend it was announced in Brazil that Haas had filed a protest against the result of the United States Grand Prix. The American racing team was of the opinion that a number of drivers had deliberately exceeded the track limits in turn six, knowing that the camera was not positioned well enough in that bend, making careful control difficult.
Haas believed that Sergio Pérez, Lance Stroll, Alexander Albon and Logan Sargeant crossed the white line several times, although they did not receive any punishment for this during the race. Haas therefore decided to protest the result and submit a right to review request to the FIA. A ruling was originally expected to be made on Wednesday, but the stewards appeared to need more time to assess the new evidence and decided to issue a final ruling a day later.
Evidence not new and relevant
On Thursday afternoon, the FIA announced that it had assessed new evidence. According to the stewards, the images provided are not new and relevant enough to look at the matter again. Haas’ request was therefore rejected by the FIA and the result of the United States Grand Prix remains standing. Pérez thus retains fourth place and sees his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the battle for second place in the world championship remain intact.