Renault have alleged a few rule breaches in their submission to the stewards, including citing the sporting regulation that states that "a competitor shall, in respect of the Listed Parts to be used in its cars in Formula One, only use Listed Parts which are designed by it".
Renault lodged a protest with the stewards in the hours after Sunday's race against their rivals' RP20 vehicle in effective culmination of a long-running saga since winter testing in February.
The Silverstone-based outfit has been open that its design has taken inspiration from Mercedes' 2019 title-winning machine, but has always insisted it carried out its version by legal means.
The team stressed that the FIA has been kept fully informed about what it was doing with its 2020 design: "Prior to the start of the season, the team cooperated with the FIA and satisfactorily addressed all questions regarding the origins of the designs of the RP20".
"The team is confident that the protest will be dismissed once it has presented its response". Racing Point are now fourth with 22 points while Renault are sixth on eight.
Racing Point's auto has been dubbed the "Pink Mercedes" for its similarity to the Mercedes that won both championships a year ago, but the team say they took the concept and did it themselves.
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The rules dictate that teams must design specific parts of the auto themselves.
Mercedes already supplied Racing Point with its engine and gearbox.
The case is likely to hinge on the internal design of the brake ducts, which would not be visible in photographs, and therefore any similarity would likely be the result of shared intellectual property.
In stark contrast to the protest made last week by Red Bull Racing on the subject of the Mercedes DAS system, which was submitted on a Friday and thus did not affect qualifying or the race, Renault took action after today's Styrian GP.
"I really believe today we had, debatably, the second quickest vehicle, maybe third, but we were definitely quicker than Renault, McLaren and a lot of other of our competitors".
Perez team-mate Lance Stroll came home seventh and said he felt his team had the "second quickest car" in the race.
"On the incident, he forced both of us off the track".