Three Formula 1 teams have confirmed their intention to appeal Racing Point’s penalty after the team were found to have copied Mercedes’ brake duct design.
Ferrari, McLaren and Renault have notified the FIA about their intention to appeal, which they had 24 hours to do so from the date of the verdict, which was delivered on Friday morning.
They now have 96 hours to submit their appeals to the FIA’s International Court of Appeal.
“We can confirm that we have just stated our intention to appeal against this morning’s FIA Stewards’ decision regarding Racing Point,” a brief statement from Ferrari confirmed on Friday evening.
The teams are calling for greater clarity after Racing Point was found to have breached the sporting regulations in the design process of its brake ducts, but can continue to use the contentious design for the remainder of the season.
The team was docked 15 Constructors’ Championship points and fined €400,000 for the Styrian GP, whilst it was handed reprimands for Hungary and Britain.
Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto wants greater clarity on the matter and the overhaul design process of the RP20.
“We really argue the entire process and the entire concept. We believe the regulations are clear enough. We believe that what there may be a breach of regulation, and there is a process. But at the moment, I think looking ahead and looking forward, it’s something that we need to clarify.
“I don’t think that the verdict of today is sufficient, because again it’s only relative eventually to the brake ducts, but not the entire concept. I think it’s only the tip of the iceberg, but there is much to discuss further.”