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United States Grand Prix 2022

Haas lodge protest against Red Bull and Alpine

The Haas team have lodged a protest against the Red Bull and Alpine cars, who were not called in to repair or replace damage during the US Grand Prix.

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Update: 3am BST: Alonso has been hit with a massive penalty, while the protest against Red Bull was not upheld.

The Haas team have lodged a protest against Sergio Perez's Red Bull and Fernando Alonso's Alpine.

The American team have taken issue with the lack of action from the stewards regarding Perez and Alonso's damaged cars.

The stewards have confirmed that the protest against both cars are admissible, and will hear from both defending teams.

Any subsequent penalties could benefit the Haas team, who secured a ninth-place finish with Kevin Magnussen. Perez finished the US Grand Prix in fourth place, whilst Alonso took seventh for Alpine.

Haas have not confirmed the specific issue they had with the cars, but both Perez and Alonso had loose components during the Grand Prix.

Haas take issue with collision damage

The Red Bull driver picked up damage on the opening lap of the race after a tangle with Alfa Romeo's Valtteri Bottas.

The end plate of his front wing was loose for a couple of laps, before the offending piece fell off altogether.

Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso sustained car damage after his mid-race collision with Aston Martin's Lance Stroll.

He pitted for repairs, but continued to race with a loose wing mirror, which eventually detached later in the race.

Damaged car's which are considered to be dangerous are issued with the black and orange flag, which is an instruction to pit the offending vehicle.

Haas have fallen foul of the black and orange flags on a couple of occasions during the 2022 season, something which the team have publicly complained about.

F1 2022 United States Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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