Racing Point pressing ahead with plan to use W11-based rear end in 2021 | RaceFans Round-up

In the round-up: Racing Point’s technical director Andrew Green confirms the team will base the rear end of its 2021 car on this year’s Mercedes.

What they say

Rival teams had opposed Racing Point’s plan to use Mercedes’ 2020 rear end on their 2021 car, which they will be able to do without using any development tokens, putting them at an advantage:

It’s happening. The rules allow us to do it. We’re going ahead and doing it. We’ve cleared it with the FIA. They have no problem with us doing it.

The rules, as written, allow the teams to bring their cars up to the 2020 specification, which I think is only fair. Just because we elected, before the Covid started, to run 2019 suspension, shouldn’t be held against us. We should be allowed to bring our car up to the same specification as everyone else has got.

Quotes: Dieter Rencken

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