Stewards dismiss Haas protest at Australian Grand Prix

The Haas Formula One team has protested against Nico Hulkenberg’s seventh-place finish at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday after late red flags threw the race into confusion, the governing FIA said.

Published : Apr 02, 2023 15:28 IST , MELBOURNE - 1 MIN READ

Nico Hulkenberg in action.
Nico Hulkenberg in action. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Nico Hulkenberg in action. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Stewards dismissed a protest by the Haas Formula One team against the provisional results of Saturday’s Australian Grand Prix.

Haas’s Nico Hulkenberg ended up seventh in the race at Albert Park despite being fourth when it was stopped for the third and final time.

After lengthy deliberations, stewards decided the race would finish according to grid positions at the restart with a lap behind a safety car minus the cars that had crashed.

That meant Hulkenberg finished seventh, according to the race’s provisional classification.

Stewards agreed to consider the Haas protest but ruled that the race director had acted appropriately, with a prompt decision needed, and dismissed it.

The points still lifted Haas to seventh in the constructors’ championship.

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