Ferrari has become the first of five teams to confirm that it is pressing ahead with its appeal against the stewards’ decision regarding Racing Point’s brake ducts.
Stewards determined that Racing Point had broken the Sporting Regulations in the design process of its RP20 though deemed that it had not been in breach of the Technical Regulations.
A 15-point Constructors’ Championship deduction, a fine of €400,000 and team reprimands were issued.
The decision of the stewards was issued on Friday morning and under Formula 1’s regulations teams had 24 hours to give notice of their intention to appeal.
Ferrari, McLaren, Williams and original plaintiff Renault, along with Racing Point, issued notice of their intention to appeal.
They have until Wednesday morning to determine whether formally lodge an appeal and Ferrari has now become the first team to do so.
It has appealed both the decision issued by the stewards on Friday morning and the reprimand given to Racing Point after the brake ducts were again run in Sunday’s race at Silverstone.
Ferrari has not publicly confirmed the exact grounds of the appeal.
It is understood that there is a push for Racing Point to be issued a harsher penalty while clarifying certain grey areas within the regulations.
Racing Point owner Lawrence Stroll has already indicated that the team will follow through with its appeal as he vowed to clear its name.