Ferrari to appeal Vettel penalty case

 12 Nov 2016 - 15:20

 Ferrari to appeal Vettel penalty case
Sebastian Vettel of Germany driving the (5) Scuderia Ferrari SF16-H Ferrari 059/5 turbo (Shell GP) on track during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 11, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dario Oliveira - Anadolu Agency

AFP

Sao Paulo: Ferrari have given notification of the team's intention to appeal following a decision by the stewards at the Mexican Grand Prix not to review a penalty given to Sebastian Vettel.

The stewards reached their decision late Friday after a teleconference.

The four-time world champion was given a ten-seconds penalty that relegated him from third to fifth in the final result after he had, at first, taken a place in the podium celebrations.

Ferrari said they had new evidence to present to the stewards, but after hearing the team's representations, the request for a review was rejected.