The FIA revealed that it couldn’t scrutinize all instances of cars crossing the marked white lines with all four wheels during the race, as over 1200 such incidents occurred in the 71 laps.
The race stewards have accepted Aston Martin’s objection after discovering unaddressed instances of track limit violations from a list of voided lap times supplied by race control.
Additionally, it was found that some of these violations may necessitate a penalty not previously given during the race or when the preliminary classification was released.
These will be reflected in the final classification, which is yet to be announced.
The authority is currently examining all 1200-plus incidents as part of its immediate post-race investigation.
However, Aston Martin’s protest is expected to primarily target Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.
The Spanish driver has already been sanctioned with a five-second penalty for surpassing track limits. Another 5s penalty could drop the fourth-placed driver below McLaren’s Lando Norris. A stricter penalty could place him behind Aston’s own Fernando Alonso.
In addition to the Aston Martin objection, Ferrari is the sole other team summoned to the stewards and was represented by Diego Ioverno, head of vehicle operation.
According to F1 Flow.com, teams were irked by the late enforcement of track limits during the race, potentially hindering them from alerting drivers when they were only one violation away from a five-second penalty after seeing the black-and-white flag.
The FIA has also stated its intention to reiterate the necessity for gravel traps to be installed at the high-speed Turns 9 and 10 exits on the Red Bull Ring, where most of the offenses occurred.
Gravel traps are already placed outside the slower Turn 4 right-hander. It is understood that circuit management has been hesitant to add these deterrents to the final two corners because of motorcycle racing – including premier MotoGP – also taking place on the track.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Austrian GP F1 Race Results
What is the nature of Aston Martin’s appeal regarding the Austrian GP F1 race?
Aston Martin has appealed against the initial classification of the race, alleging that numerous cars went unpunished despite potential violations of the track limits.
Who is likely to be most affected by Aston Martin’s appeal?
Aston Martin’s protest is expected to primarily target Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz. If penalized, Sainz could drop positions below McLaren’s Lando Norris and Aston’s Fernando Alonso.
What are the unaddressed track limit violations referred to in the appeal?
The appeal refers to over 1200 instances during the race where cars allegedly crossed the marked white lines with all four wheels but were not penalized.
How will the appeal affect the final race results?
The final classification is pending as the FIA is currently examining all incidents. Some of these alleged track limit violations may necessitate a penalty not previously applied during the race, which could alter the final standings.
What is the FIA’s stance on the enforcement of track limits at the Red Bull Ring?
The FIA intends to reemphasize the need for gravel traps to be installed at the exits of high-speed Turns 9 and 10 on the Red Bull Ring, where most violations occurred. This measure has been resisted due to motorcycle racing also taking place on the track.
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