- Feb 28, 2009
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I'm confused as to how it can be a drivers aid but not be in contravention of the regulations
Renault has been found guilty of using an illegal driver aid in its Formula 1 car following the protest lodged by Racing Point after the Japanese Grand Prix
Renault has had both its cars disqualified from Formula 1's Japanese Grand Prix for using an illegal driver aid.
Following a protest lodged by the Racing Point team, the FIA stewards held a teleconference hearing on Wednesday to evaluate whether a brake bias adjustment system used by Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg in Suzuka was legal.
The stewards believed that the system was not in contravention of F1's technical regulations, but that it was a driver aid.
As a result, Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg have been stripped of their sixth and ninth place finishes.
Racing Point's protest was based on claims that it believed a pre-set lap distance-dependent brake bias adjustment system was in breach of several F1's regulations.
FIA documents revealed the suggestions had originally been made by an ex-Renault employee.