Will any team lodge FRIC protest at Hockenheim?

Scrutineering in Germany should be interesting

Scrutineering in Germany should be interesting

The big question ahead of the German Grand Prix weekend, at Hockenheim, is whether any team will lodge a protest against rivals running FRIC suspension systems.

It is believed that Thursday’s scrutineering session is the preferred deadline for any protest to be lodged, after teams failed to reach a unanimous position on the technology of which the legality has been questioned by the FIA.

Top teams like Mercedes, Red Bull and McLaren have resolved simply to remove the systems from their cars ahead of the German Grand Prix.

Others are likely to follow suit, like Force India, who according to Auto Motor und Sport are leaving key developments in the cupboard for Hockenheim due to the FRIC controversy.

But according to the Silverstone based team’s technical boss Andy Green, there could be another way, “Every team can ask the stewards for their opinion. That would be not a protest, but a clarification. That way you would know where you stand.” (GMM)