Haas under investigation for driver aid usage

Date published: July 19 2020

Romain Grosjean Haas

Both Haas drivers are under investigation for using their driver aids during the formation lap of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

It was a much needed positive race for the American team as Kevin Magnussen came home in P9 to pick up their first points of the season.

The improved fortunes were largely down to the decision made on the formation lap to bring both drivers in and put them on slick tyres before the start of the race.

However, their joy could be shortlived, as both Magnussen and Romain Grosjean are under investigation.

The stewards have summoned the team for an “alleged breach of Article 27.1 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations, driver aids during formation lap.”

It’s thought that the driver aids in question concern radio communication between the team and the drivers on the formation lap, when the decision was taken to pit.

With Magnussen not finishing too far ahead of Charles Leclerc in P11, it’s likely he will lose the two points he scored if they are indeed penalised.

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