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FIA to add rule tweaks to avoid '10 Mercedes' being on grid

The FIA says it will implement amendments to the regulations in order to avoid teams carrying out “whole copies” of rivals’ Formula 1 cars. Racing Point’s RP20 was designed on the basis of Mercedes’ title-winning W10 from 2019, though the team had stressed that it had designed all Listed parts on the car. However that was countered by Renault, which protested the brake ducts of the RP20, and on Friday stewards determined that Racing Point had been in contravention of the Sporting Regulations. Racing Point’s brake ducts are legal, under the Technical Regulations, but a year-on-year change in the classification of brake ducts as Listed, rather than Non-Listed, meant the team was...
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