A days after the race in Azerbaijan got the FIA mail from Williams. The Grove racing team apparently did not agree with the decisions of the Baku race commissioners. The main issue was the relocation of Sergey Sirotkin for three starting positions at the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix.
The Williams officials wanted to have the decision against their own driver checked again, the referee for a Collision with Sergio Perez in the start fray was punished. Sirotkin crashed into the rear of Sergio Perez's Force India at Turn 2.There was a 10-second penalty and 9 times a 3 place back was imposed for the next race. The penalties for Magnussen, Ericsson and Sirotkin would therefore be within the usual range.
Williams had probably also criticized the fact that Baku's penalty was announced very late, namely at 5.28 p.m. The stewards stated that in all cases there was still enough time before the expiry of the objection period.
In the case of Alonso, too, the FIA stewards turned down Williams' arguments. The fact that the safety car was in action at the time of the trip to the pits and that the McLaren driver moved his car off the racing line minimized the risk. In this case, Williams was also unable to present any “new elements” that would justify a subsequent reassessment.