Haas has lodged a petition for a right to review the result of the United States Grand Prix, nearly two weeks after the race.
Teams are allowed up to 14 days to lodge such a review, and Haas must convince the FIA that it has a significant and relevant new element that was not available to the stewards at the time the decision was made. RACER understands the right of review request is based on track limits violations that went unpunished in the race at Circuit of The Americas.
It is understood at the time that another team other than Haas had flagged a number of track limits to the stewards relating to Sergio Perez — who was ultimately classified fourth after the disqualifications of Lewis Hamilton and Charles Leclerc — but the matter was not taken further.
Alex Albon was also investigated for leaving the track after already getting a 5s time penalty for such an infringement, but the stewards stated after the race: “The evidence at hand is not sufficient to accurately and consistently conclude that any breaches occurred and therefore take no further action.”
Haas finished with a car in 11th in the form of Nico Hulkenberg at COTA, just over 3s behind Albon in ninth.
The FIA has yet to state when Haas’ petition will be heard. Should the team convince the governing body of its new evidence, then a separate investigation will be opened into the matter.