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Haas F1 Team

Red Bull among teams summoned as FIA confirms Haas Right of Review

Haas has lodged a RoR into the final results of the United States Grand Prix following suggestions of track limit transgressions not being picked up at the time. Red Bull, Aston Martin and Williams will all attend the hearing.

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The FIA has confirmed Haas' Right of Review into the final results of the United States Grand Prix last month.

Haas is disputing the classification over a number of alleged track limit breaches that were not picked up by race stewards during the race at the Circuit of the Americas.

Nico Hulkenberg finished 13th on track but was promoted by two positions after Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc were disqualified for excessive plank wear.

With the German subsequently narrowly missing out on points, attention turned to footage that suggested at least Alex Albon and Sergio Perez had transgressed at Turn 6.

But at the time, following an investigation, the stewards determined that there was insufficient evidence to punish Williams driver Albon, thus the revised results stood.

Red Bull, Aston Martin summoned

Haas lodged its Right to Review within the mandated 14-day time period and has been summoned to the stewards on Wednesday [November 8] for the hearing.

Red Bull, Aston Martin and Williams have also been summoned - though teams are allowed to request attendance to the hearing.

The summons report read: "The Stewards have received a petition for a Right of Review in accordance with Article 14 of the FIA International Sporting Code, from MoneyGram Haas F1 Team on 03 November 2023 in respect of the decisions of the Stewards of the 2023 United States Grand Prix, Document 59, Alleged breaches of Appendix L, Chapter IV, Article 2c) of the International Sporting Code and Article 33.3 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations in relation to Car 23 and Document 66, Final Classification.

"The team representative is required to report to the Stewards on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 15:00 hrs CET in relation to the above. The hearing will be held virtually via video conference, details of which will be provided by separate communication.

"Any other “concerned party” may seek the permission of the Stewards to appear. It should be noted that this Hearing will be held in two parts.

"The first part will be to hear evidence as to whether there is a “significant and relevant new element which was unavailable to the party seeking the Review at the time of the Decision concerned.”

"Should the Stewards determine, in accordance with Article 14.3 of the FIA International Sporting Code, that such an element exists, a second part of the Hearing will be convened at a time to be advised."

How does a Right of Review work

As per Article 14 of the FIA’s International Sporting Code, competitors can request a ROR up to 14 days after a ruling from the stewards - if “a significant and relevant new element is discovered which was unavailable to the parties seeking the review at the time of the decision concerned”.

The ISC states:

14.1.1 If, in Competitions forming part of an FIA Championship, cup, trophy, challenge or series, or of an international series, a significant and relevant new element is discovered which was unavailable to the parties seeking the review at the time of the decision concerned, the stewards who have given a ruling or, failing this, those designated by the FIA, may decide to re-examine their decision following a
petition for review by:

- either one of the parties concerned and/or a party that is directly affected by the decision handed down, or

- the Secretary-General for Sport of the FIA.

The stewards must meet (in person or by other means) on a date agreed amongst themselves, summoning the party or parties concerned to hear any relevant explanations and to judge in the light of the facts and elements brought before them.

14.1.2 The party or parties concerned may waive their right to a hearing in writing.

14.2 A review has no suspensive effect on the execution of the original decision of the stewards when they have given a ruling.

14.3 The stewards shall have the sole discretion to determine if a significant and relevant new element exists. The decision of the stewards as to whether or not such an element exists
is not subject to appeal before the national court of appeal or the International Court of Appeal.

14.4.1 The period during which a petition for review may be brought expires fourteen calendar days after the end of the Competition concerned.

14.4.2 Furthermore, within the framework of an FIA Championship, cup, trophy, challenge or series, a petition for review may not, in any event, be brought less than four calendar days prior to the date of the FIA prize-giving ceremony concerned.

14.5 The right of appeal against this new decision, without prejudice to Article 12.3.4 of the Code, is confined to the party or parties concerned in accordance with Article 15 of the Code.

14.6 Should the first decision already have been the subject of an appeal before the national court of appeal or before the International Court of Appeal, or successively before both of these courts, the case shall be lawfully submitted to them for the possible revision of their previous decision.

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