Renault’s protests against the legality of Racing Point’s RP20 is set to be decided on Wednesday, with stewards summoning the respective parties.
Renault lodged a protest against both Racing Point cars in the aftermath of Formula 1’s Styrian Grand Prix, and repeated the process in Hungary.
As Nico Hulkenberg did not start in Britain only Lance Stroll’s car was protested after Sunday’s event.
The protest by Renault concerns both the front and rear brake ducts of Racing Point’s RP20.
The FIA’s Technical Department impounded the components after the Styrian Grand Prix, and also ordered Mercedes to provide the parts from its 2019 title-winning W10.
Stewards have now summoned Renault, Racing Point and Mercedes for a meeting at 11:30 today (Wednesday), ahead of Formula 1’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.
Racing Point has previously stressed that its RP20 fully complies with the regulations.
“It’s impossible for them to be illegal,” said Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer in Hungary.
“Brake ducts, just so you know, take a long time to design and make. They are very, very complicated and we have 886 individual drawings for our brake ducts.
“I have all the information of how we designed and developed our brake duct and the rest of the world doesn’t because we haven’t disclosed it to the stewards.
“We have disclosed it to the FIA and the FIA was satisfied that what we’d done was legal, however, that’s not how the judicial system works.
“When the FIA came to us investigate how we designed and developed our brake ducts, they came to the factory, interviewed people, looked at all of our drawings, the design and development process, what we did in the tunnel and with CFD, and how we got to where we got and they were satisfied.
“With the stewards you can’t do that, you have to bring the data to them and then also explain through words and piece of paper what you have done and it takes a little bit longer.”