The FIA has rejected Haas’ right to review regarding the final classification of Formula 1’s 2023 United States Grand Prix.

Following a petition from Haas, the FIA had summoned representatives from Aston Martin, Red Bull and Williams to attend a virtual hearing amid claims from the American outfit that several drivers had gone unpunished for exceeding track limits at Circuit of the Americas.

The hearing, which began on Wednesday but was adjourned until Thursday, was also attended by representatives from McLaren and Ferrari.

Haas presented onboard video footage of Alex Albon, Logan Sargeant, Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll all leaving the circuit at Turn 6 repeatedly during the 56-lap event.

In the cases of Sargeant, Perez and Stroll, these incidents were neither noted, investigated nor penalised by the Stewards in Austin.

Haas provided no additional evidence during the hearing, but reasserted that the team had lodged the review in the interest of consistency.

Provided Haas were able to present “a significant and relevant new element discovered which was unavailable to the parties seeking the review at the time of the decision concerned,” the FIA would allow a reinvestigation of the matter.

But representatives from Aston Martin, Red Bull and Williams all argued that the evidence submitted did not constitute as being “new”. Furthermore, that trio of teams argued that as those drivers had not been noted for the Turn 6 infringements, the correct process would be a process rather than a Right of Review.

With the exception of Haas’ complaints concerning Albon, the Stewards determined that the on-board evidence presented by Haas was not new, relevant or significant and that each element was already available to the team at the time.

Therefore, the Petition for the Right of Review has been rejected.

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