Racing Point case 'strong' having bought ducts in 2019

Racing Points’ brake ducts are similar to that of Mercedes’ because they “purchased the brake ducts” from the Brackley team in 2019, explained Andy Green. Racing Point is racing under protest these days after Renault lodged a protest against the pink Mercedes’ brake ducts. According to Renault, Racing Point “received”

F1 Tech: Why Racing Point is less a Mercedes copy than you think

One of the big tech talking points of 2020 has been the similarities between Racing Point’s RP20 and last year’s Mercedes W10, with its clone having earned some nicknames like ‘Tracing Point’ or ‘Pink Mercedes.’ While there are striking resemblances between the two cars that appear at first glance to

Racing Point has no issues with Perez’s Mexican trip

Racing Point Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer says that the Silverstone team has no issue with Sergio Perez’s trip to Mexico between the Hungarian and British GPs. After testing positive for COVID-19, Perez confirmed that he returned to his home country last week, in part because he wanted to see

Racing Point: Rivals should have copied Mercedes too | Planet F1

Otmar Szafnauer has expressed surprise that other teams have not pursued Racing Point’s design policy – by basing their car on the dominant Mercedes. Racing Point, who are supplied with Mercedes customer engines, have been the subject of protests by Renault after both the Styrian and Hungarian Grand Prix for

Max Verstappen: Racing Point 'will never be in title fight'

Max Verstappen has given a blunt assessment of Racing Point’s potential saying they will never challenge for the World Championship titles. Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have long been the leading trio ahead of the midfield pack but Racing Point are seriously threatening the Formula 1 hierarchy after creating an

Wolff: Racing Point form shows complaints are absurd

Toto Wolff says Racing Points’ form has shown that complaints from the midfield that they cannot compete with the big boys is “absurd”. Racing a controversial pink Mercedes in this year’s championship, Racing Point has been the biggest climber up the order. Although the team has yet to reach the

No ruling on Racing Point RP20 for at least 'three weeks'

Racing Point has “three weeks” to put together documents for the FIA that Otmar Szafnauer says will prove the RP20’s brake ducts are “unique and our IP”. Last time out at the Styrian Grand Prix, Renault protested Racing Point’s 2020 car – but only the front and rear brake ducts.

Renault claim Racing Point 'received' W10 drawings

Renault believe Racing Point did receive technical information from Mercedes, helping them to design this year’s controversial RP20. Last time out at the Styrian Grand Prix, Renault officially protested the Racing Point RP20. Rather than protest the entire car, which is based on last year’s championship-winning Mercedes W10, the Enstone

FIA impound Racing Point parts, hearing to come

The FIA have confirmed that Renault’s protest regarding Racing Points RP20 is admissible and have impounded their brake ducts. Just as the dust was starting to settle on the Styrian Grand Prix, Renault re-started the action by launching an official FIA protest over the legality of the RP20. Racing Point

F1 news: Racing Point ‘as fast as feared’, say rivals

Racing Point’s rivals say the team is as fast as they feared in Formula 1 pre-season testing, and could even be a genuine top three contender this year. The Silverstone-based outfit had played down its expectations after a strong two weeks at Barcelona in February, but it proved its strength