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Ferrari decide against appealing Sebastian Vettel penalty

Ferrari decide against appealing Sebastian Vettel penalty
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Vettel was demoted to second in Montreal.

Ferrari will not appeal against Sebastian Vettel's five-second penalty which saw him lose the Canadian Grand Prix.

Vettel was demoted to second behind Lewis Hamilton after he was punished for rejoining the track in an unsafe fashion.

Ferrari lodged their intention to challenge the stewards' controversial verdict following the race at Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

But Press Association Sport understands that Ferrari have informed the FIA, Formula One's governing body, that they will not take action.

Under article 14 of the sporting code, Ferrari will retain their 'right of review' which enables them to question the verdict if significant new evidence is discovered.

Vettel fell off the track at the first chicane while defending his lead from Hamilton on lap 48 of Sunday's race.

Sebastian Vettel swapped the first and second markers around at the end of the race
Sebastian Vettel swapped the first and second markers around at the end of the race (Paul Chiasson/AP)

The Mercedes star called his Ferrari counterpart's driving dangerous, saying he had to slow down to avoid a collision.

Vettel protested his innocence, describing the stewards as "blind", before swapping the first and second place markers around after the race, and initially swerving the podium celebrations.

Although Britain's 1992 world champion Nigel Mansell called the stewards' verdict "embarrassing", Nico Rosberg backed their decision.

The former world champion said: "Vettel went all the way across the track, and he could easily have left more space for Lewis. He left hardly any room.

"Lewis cannot be blamed for anything. He had to back out of it. He would have been in the wall if he had stayed there. It is very clear it was an unsafe return to the track. It was a fully deserved penalty."

Vettel, who hasn't won a race since last August's Belgian Grand Prix, trails Hamilton by 62 points in the championship standings.


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