Ask Tim: Why the FIA was right and wrong on Racing Point
Following an eventful weekend on and off the track at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, Autosport's technical expert answers your questions on the Racing Point controversy, Sebastian Vettel's continued poor form and a missing past phenomenon
To answer the first part of that, the fixings where they attach to the uprights or suspension can be interchangeable with the Mercedes, as Racing Point has the Mercedes rear suspension components anyway given they're non-listed components. So that's how the RP20 could theoretically accommodate the rear brake ducts from last year's Mercedes, as they become part of the suspension upright.
I understand that Racing Point was supplied with all the CAD drawings of the 2020 rear brake ducts, so it could adapt those to suit. What I'm unclear on is, if the team says it has made changes, how is it that the powers that be can't see that having looked at all the components and the drawings and compared them to the Mercedes ones? It seems absurd to me that it would take the chance that it wouldn't be found out.
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