The hearing that will determine whether Haas should be granted a right of review for track limits violations at the United States Grand Prix has been adjourned until Thursday.
The FIA convened an initial hearing at 1500 CET (0900 ET) via video call, during which Haas aimed to prove that there is a significant and relevant new element that was not available to the stewards at the time it made decisions on track limits in Austin. Red Bull, Aston Martin and Williams were all also in attendance, but after no more than an hour the hearing was adjourned.
“The hearing addressing the petition for review submitted by MoneyGram Haas F1 Team concerning documents 59 and 66 issued during the United States Grand Prix has been adjourned in order for the stewards to independently consider the submissions made,” an FIA statement read. “It will be reconvened on Thursday November 9, 2023 at 15:00 hrs CET involving all parties that attended the first part of the hearing.
“Once the hearing has been reconvened, the decision on whether a significant and relevant new element was discovered that was unavailable to the party seeking the review at the time of the decision(s) petitioned to be reviewed will be announced. The continuation of the hearing concerning the merits of the case is dependent on the outcome of this deliberation.”
Put simply, the stewards are taking 24 hours to decide whether a significant and relevant new element exists, at which point the petition will either be dismissed or there will be an reopening of the investigation into Alex Albon’s potential track limits violation at Turn 6 that went unpunished (document 59), as well as potential other infringements that could impact the final race result (document 66).