The appeal of the match point case has died down, but the Renault team still asks the FIA to clarify the problem of copying the car, especially the new rule prohibiting copying in the rules of next season. Renault team leader Abitobull said that they have received a reply from the FIA.
One of the results of the match point case is that the FIA’s new regulations in 2021 have provisions prohibiting copying other cars. However, Abitobull believes that these rules still have gray areas, and Renault hopes the FIA will clarify.
He wrote a letter to Nicolas Tombassis, the head of the FIA for single-seater racing, asking the FIA to give a reply, at least to Renault.
"Currently our communication with the FIA is confidential," Abi Tobull told Racefans.net, "but we look forward to making this content public in the future. We believe that these rules clarify what is necessary for any team to comply with FIA regulations. Very important, especially after this year’s precedents and controversies, we received Nicholas’ answer that he is transforming some standards into public information."
According to what Racefans has learned, many of Renault's problems are related to the list products.
List products refer to racing components that the team must design and manufacture by themselves, such as brake ventilation ducts. This is also the controversial point at the beginning of the season. Renault also wants to know what information sharing between the teams is legal, because a team leader asked why the Mercedes team was not penalized in the case of the racing ventilation ducts.
"The match point and what Mercedes did led to two crimes. I expect the FIA to define certain terms before the next race. What we cannot understand is that even if the team is fined, they are allowed to continue the race. And received a warning after every game," Red Bull Racing Team leader Horner once questioned.