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Haas F1 Team

FIA to tighten Right of Review process after Haas review

F1's governing body was already set to begin modifying the Right of Review process before Haas's recent protest, with RacingNews365 understanding a decrease in the time allowed is one change coming.

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Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, is set to tighten the Right of Review procedure through changes to the International Sporting Code.

At the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, Haas lodged a formal Right of Review appeal into the results of the United States GP after it believed some track limits violations had gone unpunished.

Article 14 of the ISC allows for competitors to lodge a RoR appeal, during which it must provide "significant, relevant and new" evidence for stewards to consider re-opening the verdict.

This threshold was not met by Haas, with stewards dismissing its RoR meaning the final classification from the Austin race stood.

It was the latest RoR appeal in the season, with others including Aston Martin on Fernando Alonso's time penalty in Saudi Arabia and Ferrari on Carlos Sainz's five-second penalty for hitting Alonso at a late restart in Australia.

RacingNews365 understands that the FIA is keen to cut down on what it sees as potentially frivolous processes, and intends to reduce the period for a RoR to be lodged from two weeks to 96 hours - four days, with the changes already being discussed before Haas's failed attempt.

A fee of €6,000 is likely to be introduced - which would be returned to a team if its appeal is upheld.

The International Sporting Code can only be amended at a meeting of the Annual General Assembly - due to take place in December in Baku.

The changes are set to be not limited to only F1, but other FIA championships, including Formula E and the World Endurance Championships.

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