‘Ferrari will not appeal Canadian GP penalty’

The Canadian GP result is set in stone with news that Ferrari will not be going ahead with an appeal against Sebastian Vettel’s penalty.

‘Ferrari will not appeal Canadian GP penalty’

‘Ferrari will not appeal Canadian GP penalty’

Vettel was racing towards the win in Montreal when he cut the grass at Turns 3/4 and rejoined just ahead of Lewis Hamilton.

However, pushing the Mercedes driver towards the wall, Vettel was deemed to have made an “unsafe” return to the track and was hit with a five-second penalty.

He accused the stewards of “stealing” his win, which would have been the first of 2019, with Ferrari later announcing their intention to appeal.

The Scuderia had 96 hours to lodge a formal appeal, however, they have opted not to.

According to the Daily Mail, team principal Mattia Binotto has written to the FIA informing them that Ferrari “will not be lodging a challenge.”

As such the result stands; Hamilton is the winner of the 2019 Canadian GP, his seventh P1 in Montreal.

The Mercedes driver holds a 29-point advantage over his team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the race for the World title while Vettel is third, 62 points off the pace.

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