Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal and CEO, Racing Point, on the grid with Lawrence Stroll

Szafnauer: We have no concerns whatsoever

Racing Point team principal Otmar Szafnauer said he has “no concerns whatsoever” about the ongoing Renault protest against the RP20.

Renault lodged a protest to the FIA following the Styrian Grand Prix concerning the Racing Point brake ducts, which the Enstone team allege are a copy of the model seen on the 2019 Mercedes.

The parts from Racing Point and Mercedes were impounded after the conclusion of the race, but Szafnauer dismissed the situation as a concern for the team.

“No, just so you know they protested the brake ducts and we don’t have any other brake ducts and mainly because they are legal,” he said after the Hungarian Grand Prix

“We have no concerns whatsoever, our brake ducts are legal, we ran them last weekend, we ran them again this weekend and we will be running them again at Silverstone. It is impossible for them to be illegal, brake ducts, just so you know, take a long time to design and make, they are very, very complicated and we have 886 individual drawings for our brake ducts.”

The results of the enquiry into the Racing Point brake ducts are expected around the start of the 2020 British Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone later this month.