Last Friday, Haas and Racing Point Force India teams were called by the FIA commissioner to clarify their disputes before the first free exercise of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. First brought a claim against the second.
The Haas team filed a lawsuit to deprive the contestant of various points against the Racing Point Force India, in particular on a single-seafarers' regulation. The US team also claims that its competitor is not eligible to receive some seniority bonuses on the grounds that it started from scratch after ownership change this summer.
The two teams were called by commissioners to explain themselves before the first free practice session on the Yas Marina circuit on Friday morning. Haas manager Guenther Steiner spoke to Abu Dhabi on Thursday with the US employer Chase Carey.
The case is not new
Haas takes the degree of attack that F1 regulations require that all participants should have intellectual property rights to the design of their cars. However, after its acquisition in August of last year, the Indian company Racing Point Force India, which has achieved strong Indian India, continued to enter the same vehicle as the VJM11.
Force India, delivered in late July, was taken by an investor consortium led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll. However, to secure employee employment and maintain the F1 team, the former owner gave the FIA pulse a blessing to avoid the mercy of all the borrowers of the gulf Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya. they did not receive the name of the company that added their rights.
The Silvertone-based team agreed to give up all points earned in the thirteenth round of the season, the Belgian Grand Prix. He is currently the seventh in the builders rankings, the fifth in the behind of Haas, in the fifth place. The dispute between the two teams is not new. At the beginning of the season, Force India questioned the close ties of Ferrari with Haas' engine.