FIA’s selection process for scrutiny in Austin involving Hamilton & Leclerc

After the United States Grand Prix, only two out of four Formula 1 cars passed inspection, leading to disqualification for Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc; analysts Martin Brundle and Jenson Button believe that the cars were chosen for inspection based on data and the FIA’s ability to detect which cars were touching more than others.

Highlights

‣ Four Formula 1 cars were checked after the United States Grand Prix, with only two passing inspection.
‣ The decision to check Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc’s cars was not arbitrary, as there were reasons behind it based on data analysis.
‣ Other teams claim their cars are fine, but the FIA can identify which cars are touching more than others.
‣ Two other cars were also tested to ensure the accuracy of the systems, and they passed the inspection.


In the aftermath of the United States Grand Prix, two Formula 1 drivers, Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc, were disqualified after failing inspection. The decision to check these specific cars was not arbitrary, as Sky Sports analysts Martin Brundle and Jenson Button explain.

Brundle suggests that the choice to check Hamilton and Leclerc’s cars was based on data that the officials had access to. He also mentions that teams often remove the planks from their cars, which allows them to easily measure them. This could explain why these two cars were chosen for inspection.

However, Brundle admits that it is unclear whether the rest of the field’s cars were legal or not. He acknowledges that teams claim their cars are fine, while one team admits uncertainty. Brundle emphasizes that all cars go through thorough checks during the build-down process.

Button supports Brundle’s views, stating that the FIA has the ability to observe which cars are making more contact with the track surface. This is likely the reason why Hamilton and Leclerc’s cars were initially selected for inspection. The two cars failed the tests, leading to their disqualification. To ensure the accuracy of their systems, two other cars were also tested and passed.

The disqualification of Hamilton and Leclerc has sparked debate and disagreement within the F1 community. However, it is clear that the decision to check these particular cars was not arbitrary and was based on information and evidence available to the officials.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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