The FIA will tighten the rules regarding right to review requests. The administrative body does this in response to Haas’s rejected request. The FIA decided to reject the request for review, maintaining the original result of the United States Grand Prix. However, the FIA is now looking at the procedure, and there will be a time limit and teams will have to pay a fee.
Following the United States Grand Prix, the Haas team decided to submit a right to review to the FIA. Due to this case, the administrative body has now also decided to make some changes. For example, teams will only have four days, or 96 hours, to submit a right to review. Previously, the racing stables had two weeks to knock on the door of the FIA. In exceptional situations, teams will be able to get an extra 24 hours.
The time the teams have to submit a right to review is not the only thing the FIA will look at. For example, the Formula 1 racing stables will also pay a fee if they want to request a review from the governing body. Before a request for review is submitted, the teams must pay a sum of six thousand euros. This money will be refunded if the right to review is approved by the FIA.
In addition, more changes are planned to ensure the appeals system works. At this point, teams can still submit a notice saying the team is appealing. Teams then have 96 hours to decide whether to pursue the matter further with a formal appeal. The problem with the current system is that this notice can void a penalty. All penalties are suspended during the 96 hours, meaning that teams no longer have to appeal after a race, since, for example, a grid penalty has already been dismissed.
Right to review Haas rejected
The FIA rejected Haas’ right to review request on Thursday afternoon. The FIA stated that the images provided were not new and relevant enough to re-examine the matter. Haas’ request was therefore rejected by the FIA and the result of the United States Grand Prix stood. Sergio Pérez thus retained fourth place and sees his lead over Lewis Hamilton in the battle for second place in the world championship remain intact.