FIA Tightens Procedure for Right to Review in F1

The FIA is planning to tighten the regulations around the procedure for the right of review in Formula 1, shortening the time period for requesting a review and introducing a fee.

Highlights

‣ FIA plans to make procedure around right to review more difficult
‣ Shorten the period in which a review can be requested from 14 to four days and introduce a fee of 6,000 euros
‣ Several F1 teams have applied for the right to review
‣ Increased number of revision requests by F1 teams


According to Motorsport.com, the FIA is getting ready to change the rules around the right to review in Formula 1. Currently, F1 teams have 14 days to request a right to review, but the governing body reportedly intends to shorten the period in which a review can be requested from 14 to four days. In addition, a fee of 6,000 euros would be introduced. This will give teams significantly less time to gather the evidence required to actually get a case reopened. However, the fees would be refunded if the stewards rule in favour of the applicant. Several F1 teams have exercised the right of review, with Aston Martin, Ferrari and McLaren appealing for the right to review in the current season.

Most recently, Haas F1 invoked that right just within that deadline, threatening to change the outcome of the US GP after two weeks. This will give teams significantly less time to gather the evidence required to actually get a case reopened. The FIA is reportedly planning to tighten the regulations around the procedure for the right of review. The governing body reportedly intends to shorten the period in which a review can be requested from 14 to four days. According to Motorsport.com, this change will make it more difficult for teams to exercise their right to review.

Protesting against the US Grand Prix decision, Haas F1 has exercised its right to review and this has brought about discussions regarding the regulations around this procedure. In the current season, Aston Martin, Ferrari, and McLaren also appealed for the right to review on different occasions. Most notably, Aston Martin had been successful in presenting enough new evidence for the Saudi Arabia GP and the stewards ruled in their favour regarding a penalty.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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