Alfa Romeo protest rejectedSeptember 25, 2019
Today, the hearing of the International Court of Appeal, which examined the protest Alfa Romeo in connection with the fine imposed by the stewards of the Grand prix of Germany.
Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinatsii finished seventh and eighth in Hockenheim, but received a fine for violating article 27.1 of the Formula 1 sports regulations. German Grand Prix stewards felt that the team had interfered in the clutch settings at the start and thus gave the riders an advantage.
Both pilots were punished with a 10-second Stop & Go penalty, but since they could not serve it in the race, 30 seconds were added to their results. As a result, Alfa Romeo racers dropped to 12th and 13th place, and Roman Grosjean, Kevin Magnussen, Lewis Hamilton and Robert Kubica rose two positions higher, while the latter earned Williams the first point of the season.
Alfa Romeo filed a protest, but the International Court of Appeal upheld the stewards decision. As confirmed by the representative of the FIA, the court found it impossible to accept the protest of the team. In addition to Alfa Romeo, representatives of Mercedes, Renault, Red Bull, Racing Point and Haas also participated in the hearings.
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