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Ferrari Asks Stewards to Review Vettel’s Mexican GP Penalty

Ferrari have submitted a request to the Mexican Grand Prix stewards to review the decision to penalize Sebastian Vettel for his defensive move on Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo on lap 70 of the race at Turn 4.

Ferrari say that a “a number of new elements” have come to light and believe that the penalty decision can be reviewed according to Article 41.1 of the International Sporting Code.

“Scuderia Ferrari has submitted a request to the Stewards of the 2016 Mexican Grand Prix to review their decision to penalize Sebastian Vettel for breach of Article 27.5 of the 2016 F1 Sporting Regulations as a consequence of his driving behavior in Turn 4 of lap 70,” said Ferrari in a statement.

“This has been the first application of Article 27.5 of the 2016 F1 Sporting Regulations as interpreted on the basis of the Race Director’s notes on ‘defensive maneuvers’ and effective from the 2016 US Grand Prix,” the statement continued.

“Scuderia Ferrari considers that a number of new elements have come to light after the decision was rendered that make the decision reviewable under Article 14.1 of the International Sporting Code.”

Ferrari are aware that Vettel’s championship position will not change, regardless, but feel that the decision will set a precedent going forward for future penalties of a similar nature.

“Scuderia Ferrari considers that a number of new elements have come to light after the decision was rendered that make the decision reviewable under Article 14.1 of the International Sporting Code.

“Scuderia Ferrari is aware that championship rankings will not change, regardless of the outcome. But in light of its importance as a precedent for the future, and in order to provide clarity in the application of the rules in future events, Scuderia Ferrari believes that the decision should be reconsidered by the Stewards.”

 

Photo credit: Scuderia Ferrari Formula One

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