Extra observe limits penalties to be introduced as Aston Martin reach protest

Aston Martin has succeeded in its protest over the outcomes of the Austrian Grand Prix.

The group lodged its protest as a result of it believed some drivers went unpunished for observe limits breaches. The stewards agreed their protest was admissible and accepted their argument.

They confirmed a revised race end result classification shall be issued after additional penalties for observe limits breaches are utilized.

The FIA stewards stated “an examination of the listing of deleted lap instances supplied to the stewards by race management revealed that a lot of observe restrict infringements had not beforehand been referred to the stewards for potential penalty.

“It was decided that a few of these infringements warranted a penalty that was not beforehand utilized when the Provisional Classification was revealed. These penalties shall be mirrored within the Ultimate Classification.”

Seven drivers got penalties for straying past observe limits on not less than 4 events. Nonetheless the FIA revealed it needed to examine greater than a thousand suspected instances of observe limits breaches through the race.

Aston Martin’s drivers Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll initially completed the race in sixth and tenth positions respectively.

The stewards didn’t point out which different drivers or groups may obtain penalties. Nonetheless a consultant of Ferrari, Diego Ioverno, attended the listening to along with Aston Martin’s Andy Stevenson.

Ferrari’s drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jnr, completed second and fourth respectively. Sainz was among the many drivers who obtained a five-second time penalty for committing 4 observe limits violations, which he served throughout his second pit cease on lap 39.

If the stewards now consider he dedicated seven, Sainz may very well be given the identical 10-second post-race time penalty Yuki Tsunoda obtained for that infraction through the race, which might drop him behind Alonso.

Stroll stands to profit if Alpine’s Pierre Gasly is penalised, as he completed lower than one-and-a-half seconds behind his rival. There have been six race management messages relating to trace limits infractions dedicated by Gasly through the grand prix, however he was not penalised for any infringement.

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