Ferrari to tell FIA about its intention to appeal Vettel's race-defining penalty

09-06-2019 23:51
by Bobby Vincent
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Ferrari to tell FIA about its intention to appeal Vettel's race-defining penalty

Ferrari is ready to appeal Sebastian Vettel's five-second penalty, after Lewis Hamilton stole the glory from the German at the Canadian Grand Prix with the reigning champion being well within five seconds of his rival.

Hamilton won his seventh Canadian Grand Prix in highly controversial fashion after Vettel went wide at turn 4 and entered the track "dangerously" according to the race stewards - who gave the four-time champion a five-second penalty.

Despite the Ferrari driver reaching the chequered flag before Hamilton, the Brit claimed victory, much to Vettel's disgust, with the 31-year-old claiming he couldn't have done anything else when rejoining the track after a quick trip through the grass.

Ferrari has the argument that Vettel did not rejoin the circuit dangerously, and it wasn't enough to push Hamilton off the track. The Scuderia have 96 hours to decide on its appeal.

The appeal will be taken place at a hearing at the FIA's International Court of Appeal. However, according to F1 regulations, penalties that are given during the race - such as Vettel's - cannot be appealed. 

Mercedes went onto win its seventh race of the season, extending its lead over Ferrari to 123 points.

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