In a controversial move, the Mercedes team filed a complaint against unofficial race winner Ivan Georgiev for exceeding track limits throughout the SRHF1 2019 British Grand Prix.
The complaint included 26 times where the Ferrari driver exceeded the limits of which 21 were admitted by the SRH Management. In a similar fashion, the Italian team complained about Montero's abuse of the track limits as well, only that the Argentinian did so for 6 times. There were 5 excursions off track counted as errors while the rest received 0.3s per infraction. This ultimately ended in a 4.8-second penalty for Georgiev which after having crossed the line just 7 tenths ahead of Montero, demoted him to second place.
It was nonetheless a fantastic race with Georgiev going for the win on a last lap attempt after passing Montero at turn 16 on the outside. Both drivers collided after what was ruled a race incident. The Ferrari driver crossed the line ahead of Montero by just 7 tenths after having waited for him after the collision.
Here are the entire official results for the SRHF1 2019 British Grand Prix:
Ivan Georgiev has secured his second win in a row after edging defending champion Ezequiel Montero by just three-tenths of a second in Austria.
Montero looked revitalized after France and claimed Pole Position ahead of Ivan Georgiev and a surprise third from Darren Fisher. Cory Mackey would complete the second row just above half a second from the fastest. The third row was made up by O-double-T-O Acosta in the Williams and The Ghost David Carney in the other Renault. The fifth row belonged to the only Bermudan of the field and Janos Magasrevy. Locking up the top 10 was Adam Freitas and Jacobo Cardozo. Moving further down the starting grid we had Sean Higgins and Jeff Oppenheim occupying P11 and P12 respectively. In 13th place, there was the other Alfa Romeo of Mat Harto. Richard Haynie would start in P14 after a surprisingly poor qualifying. Row 8 was all McLaren orange with The Captain John Cook in P15 and The Greek Theodoros Eziroglou in P16. In P17 we had the only Force India of Mike Conger. Lastly, we had The Huntsman Craig Hunter in P18 who couldn't set a lap time. Rookie Matt Murphy would manage to qualify in 18th but was later on excluded from the results after breaching regulations.