Bolide “Formula 1” from Racing Point was dubbed “pink Mercedes” because of its external similarity to the former car of the Germans. Competitors at Renault want to find out if the car RP20 meets the sports regulations.
The second stage of the World championship in the Formula 1 class, held in Austrian Spielberg on Sunday, July 12, threatens to turn into a scandal. Team Renault after the Grand Prix of Styria filed an official protest with stewards about the cars of the opposing team Racing Point. They want to find out if the competitors’ cars comply with sports regulations. Among other things, this document obliges each team to develop certain parts themselves.
A representative of the FIA technical department later removed and sealed some parts from the cars of riders Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll for “detailed analysis”. The FIA did not specify how long it would take for the procedure.
The RP20 has been nicknamed the “pink Mercedes” because of its significant external similarity to last year’s German team car. Racing Point buys engines and gearboxes from Mercedes.
The pilots Racing Point Perez and Stroll took 6th and 7th places respectively on the Red Bull Ring. Mercedes driver and six-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton overcame the first distance in the 71st lap. Second came his partner Waltery Bottas. Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing-Honda) closed the three winners.