Ferrari to drop appeal against Racing Point brake duct penalty

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F1 Grand Prix, GP Italy, Autodromo Nazionale di Monzait

Following the Italian Grand Prix, Scuderia Ferrari has announced that it has withdrawn its appeal against Racing Point brake duct penalty after receiving clarification of the sporting rules.

Ahead of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, Racing Point was hit with a 15-point Formula 1 constructors' championship penalty and a €400,000 fine after it was deemed to have used an illegal design process for its 2020 rear brake ducts. Ferrari and McLaren joined Renault in filing an appeal against the verdict as they thought the penalty was not appropriate.

With the entire field unhappy with the cooperation between Mercedes and Racing Point, the FIA continued its investigation into the matter. McLaren and Renault dropped their appeal against the decision earlier and Ferrari have now confirmed that they have also withdrawn their appeal.

A statement from Ferrari read: „In recent weeks, the collaboration between FIA, Formula 1 and the teams has produced a series of acts - amendments to the 2021 Technical and Sporting Regulations, approved by the F1 Commission and the FIA World Motor Sport Council, and Technical Directives - which clarify the responsibilities of each Championship participant in the design of the components of a single-seater and implement specific monitoring procedures to ensure that both the letter and the spirit of the Regulations are fully respected.

"Scuderia Ferrari expresses its appreciation for the timeliness with which the FIA and Formula 1 have effectively tackled a fundamental aspect of the DNA of this highly competitive sport.”