Technical Director of the Force India Andy green fears that differences between the teams in terms of placement numbers of pilots on the machines set a dangerous precedent.
After the finish of the race in Barcelona Indian stable received a suspended penalty in the amount of 25 thousand euros for violation of the new rules governing the inscription and the size of the numbers on the cars. Force India decided not to appeal the decision before the Grand Prix of Monaco made the necessary changes, but green I am not sure that there are no new claims.
“I was furious, because such a precedent was simply unacceptable. The inspection should not be performed several times, – quotes the AUTOSPORT green. – It’s not just the decision of the judges in Barcelona. Machine with the same location of the room is five times tested, and the FIA have no problem with it. But in the end it turned out that the violation still exists, and we got the penalty.
Where is the guarantee that we have everything legally? We passed all tests, but in the current situation, it actually means nothing. Was created a huge precedent.”
To the question about why the team, despite discontent, refused to protest, COO Force India Otmar, Szafnauer said, “We could appeal the decision, but in the end it was only about the room. The easiest way was to make the necessary changes. Yes, and the sentence was conditional. If we got a real fine of 25 thousand euros, lodged a protest.”
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