Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes a “little revolution” is forming as teams look to take advantage of the FIA’s ruling and take down their common rival Racing Point.
Racing Point were deducted 15 points, fined 400,000 Euros, and were reprimanded for two races after their Mercedes-inspired brake ducts were deemed illegal by the FIA.
The brake ducts are only illegal from a sporting regulations perspective, though, not a technical one. In other words, the process of how Racing Point put the brake ducts on their car is not within the rules, but the parts themselves are legal.
The FIA delivered its verdict on Friday morning, one hour before FP1 was due to get underway at Silverstone for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, after weeks of investigation following an initial protest from Renault.