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Official: Renault win protest against Racing Point

On the dawn of FP1 at Silverstone for the 70th anniversary Grand Prix, it has been confirmed this morning that after weeks of speculation the FIA have confirmed that Renault have won their appeal against the legality of the Racing Point brake ducts.

After each race this season the Renault team have logged their appeal to the FIA regarded the legality of the Racing Point’s brake ducts and with the decision comes further scrutiny towards the rest of the Racing Point car, particularly after the team were known to have copied last year’s Mercedes.

While the Racing Point team did run the illegal brake ducts in the subsequent racing in Hungary and Silverstone last week, the FIA have decided to only reprimand the team on those occasions.

The fine imposed on Racing Point is 400,000 euro and 15 points deducted from the constructor’s championship, a figure that could be crucial to the final standings come the end of the season.

While the FIA have sided with Renault it is highly unlikely that this is the end of the matter and the prospect of Racing Point appealing the decision would be considered extremely likely.

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