The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix stewards say they are unlikely to rule on Haas’s protest against Force India until tomorrow.
“A substantial amount of written evidence was submitted and each party made extensive verbal representation,” the stewards said in a statement on Friday.
“The stewards are deliberating on the matter. It is anticipated that a decision will not be handed down any earlier that just prior to Free Practice 3.”
Force India team principal Otmar Szafnauer said the team had not anticipated the protest.
“We weren’t expecting it really, it was a bit of a surprise,” said Szafnauer in today’s FIA press conference. “In a way it’s good that all the information can now be presented to the stewards and I think in due course they’ll make a very informed decision.”
This article will be updated.
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