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Haas F1 Team

McLaren questions Haas review: It makes no sense

Haas has requested a right of review into the United States Grand Prix following track limit violations that appeared to go unpunished. However, McLaren has questioned the use of the request.

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McLaren boss Andrea Stella feels Haas right of review request into the United States Grand Prix makes "no sense" and action cannot be taken in "hindsight."

Over the Sao Paulo Grand Prix weekend, Haas lodged a right of review into the Austin weekend after further evidence of track limit violations at Turn 6 came to light that was not previously available to the stewards.

The original stewards from that weekend are set to reconvene to decide if Haas has presented the new evidence required for a right of review appeal to be opened - with the case then being taken forward if this threshold is met.

However, McLaren's Stella believes that as Turn 6 was not a corner being monitored during the race for track limits, it does not make sense to retrospectively award penalties to drivers concerned, believed to be Red Bull's Sergio Perez.

Stella doubtful over Haas request

"During the race, you are busy with many things, and the only thing we were paying attention to is the information coming from the race director about lap-time deletion," Stella told media including RacingNews365.

"Because that is the official feedback you receive, what counts and then you adapt your driving, adapt how much you push and adapt your pace with the information you have.

"It makes no sense in hindsight because if you'd have had all the information, all competitors could have adapted what they did.

"This is certainly not something you can act upon, in hindsight, because it affects what you do live.

"In my view, Haas has the right of request it, but what we need to do is work on a more robust way of determining track limit [violations], and polishing it.

"But once an event is gone and finished, we then move onto the next."

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