Renault doubles down - lodges new protest against Racing Point

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Renault lodged a fresh protest against Racing Point after Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, targeting once again the brake ducts of the pink outfit's RP20 contender.

The protest is part of Renault's ongoing case against Racing Point's 2020 car that was initiated after the Styrian Grand Prix over a week ago, with the French manufacturer seeking clarification on the use - or rather the abuse in Renault's opinion - of listed parts, or parts that must be designed and built in-house by a competitor.

Racing Point's RP20 offers several striking similarities with Mercedes' 2019 championship winning W10, with RP tech boss Andy Green admitting to having been largely inspired by the Silver Arrows' concept.

"We confirm that Renault DP World F1 Team has submitted a request to the Stewards of the Event for clarification on the legality of the Racing Point RP20," read a statement from the French outfit.

"We have no further comment on this matter until the Stewards have arrived at a decision."

Racing Point enjoyed a productive weekend in Hungary with Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez finishing respectively P4 and P7 in Sunday's race.

As the protest targeted the same components as the last complaint, the FIA was not required to impound the RP20's brake ducts.

As Renault builds its case and Racing Point manages its defense, a ruling on the controversial matter is expected in the coming weeks, likely between the two races scheduled at Silverstone or shortly after.

Racing Point said last week that its rival's protest is "ill-informed", insisting its car is legal and was built with the approbation of the FIA.

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