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SportBurn the rules rages Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari's appeal against his time penalty in Canada is rejected

05:15  22 june  2019
05:15  22 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Hamilton wins controversial Canadian Grand Prix after Vettel penalty

Hamilton wins controversial Canadian Grand Prix after Vettel penalty Hamilton wins controversial Canadian Grand Prix after Vettel penalty

Sebastian Vettel on Friday advised Formula One to burn its rule books after his Ferrari team' s bid to over-turn his controversial penalty in Canada was rejected . The indignant four- time world champion said he was not surprised at the outcome of a stewards hearing at the French Grand Prix

Ferrari : Vettel was the 'moral winner' Vettel was handed the five-second penalty for forcing Lewis Hamilton off In thoroughly entertaining post-race scenes, Ferrari ' s Sebastian Vettel swapped over the "From sources in Canada I understand there were several other angles which we may not have

Burn the rules rages Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari's appeal against his time penalty in Canada is rejected © getty vettel

Twelve days and a lot of hot air after the Canadian Grand Prix, we can declare Lewis Hamilton the winner.

Confirmation came here in the sun-kissed south of France on Friday when Ferrari's challenge to the imposition of a five-second penalty on their No 1 driver Sebastian Vettel was chortled out of court.

'There are no significant or relevant new elements,' said the official communique from the FIA of the Scuderia's attempted review.

Gallery: Where do Vettel's antics rank among F1's most controversial moments? (ReadSport)

Burn the rules rages Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari's appeal against his time penalty in Canada is rejected

We suspected as much when Ferrari informed the FIA last week, while still denying the fact in public, that they would not strictly be appealing the stewards' verdict from Montreal.

Vettel: Penalty decision damaging F1 popularity

Vettel: Penalty decision damaging F1 popularity Sebastian Vettel says the steward’s decision to hand him a five-second time penalty for impeding Lewis Hamilton in the Canadian Grand Prix is risking killing the popularity of Formula 1. The German suffered a sudden snap of oversteer at the first chicane while leading on Lap 48, causing him to momentarily lose control of the car and cut the corner. The race stewards concluded after a review of the incident that Vettel had re-joined the circuit in front of Hamilton at Turn 4 in a dangerous manner, forcing the Briton off the track in avoidance.

Ferrari ’ s request to review Sebastian Vettel ’s penalty at the Canadian Grand Prix has been rejected by the stewards, a decision that confirms Lewis Hamilton’s victory.

Ferrari have appealed against the five-second penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. "My view of the incident is that it is very difficult for the stewards to interpret regs so everyone is satisfied and that incident could be judged 60-40 on either side but we mustn't put

An official petition would have involved top silks and extravagant legal bills. So they ducked that, and instead exercised their 'right of review' - a token effort, in other words.

All that happened was sporting director Laurent Mekies trotted into the stewards' room at Circuit Paul Ricard, venue of Sunday's French Grand Prix. He stayed in there for 35 minutes.

It was a total charade as he produced the following hotchpotch of submissions from his leather folder: a) analysis of telemetry data of Vettel's car; b) video analysis of several camera views of Hamilton and Vettel; c) Sky Sports analysis performed by Karun Chandhok, who started 11 grands prix with a best finish of 14th; d) video of Vettel's face camera, which was released by F1 Limited after the race; e) post-race video images; f) analysis of the GPS racing line data of both Hamilton and Vettel; g) a witness statement from Vettel.

Vettel rages at race-losing penalty

Vettel rages at race-losing penalty Sebastian Vettel raged at F1's officials and claimed they "stole the race" from Ferrari, before later moving Hamilton's first-placed marker board.

SEBASTIAN VETTEL has suggested F1 should 'just burn the papers' after Ferrari ' s appeal to have his Canadian Grand Prix penalty reviewed was turned down. Ferrari lost their appeal to review Vettel 's five-second penalty in Canada (Image: GETTY). "I think they started a long time ago, ‘did he

However, Ferrari elected not to appeal , but instead wrote to the FIA requesting a review. Fascinatingly, Sebastian Vettel believes that the penalty turned the race on its head. However, he insisted that it did not feel like rival Lewis Hamilton was giving him any respite and wait for the penalty .

Burn the rules rages Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari's appeal against his time penalty in Canada is rejected © getty Sebastian Vettel

This flimsy melange fell considerably below the required threshold - namely, 'significant new evidence' - and made a mockery of Mekies' pre-hearing boast that the evidence was 'quite overwhelming'.

The FIA dismissed five of the seven pieces of evidence as 'available before the end of the competition'. Of the other two parts, the face camera was deemed 'new but not significant and relevant' and Chandhok's analysis inadmissible because it was a 'personal opinion by a third party'.

Ferrari have done their reputation no favours with their obfuscatory behaviour in the period since the incident on lap 48 of the Canadian Grand Prix, when Vettel ran off track, on to the grass and returned in Hamilton's path as they fought for the lead. They have flip-flopped, appealing one moment, not appealing the next. Questions have been dodged in their press calls.

Hamilton: I would have done the same as Vettel

Hamilton: I would have done the same as Vettel Formula 1 world championship leader Lewis Hamilton admits he would have done the same as Sebastian Vettel in the incident which denied the Ferrari driver victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. Vettel was penalised by race stewards after going off the track while under pressure from Hamilton and re-joining in an unsafe manner that forced the Briton to avoid a collision. The German vented his anger at the decision post-race, commenting the current F1 rules lack “common sense” and his penalty as a “funny decision”. “I watched the replay, it was obviously very close,” said Hamilton, as quoted by RaceFans.net.

Ferrari are continuing to challenge Sebastian Vettel ' s race-losing Canadian GP penalty after confirming they have formally asked for the decision to be Scuderia submit 'right of review' challenge against decision to penalise Sebastian Vettel at Canadian GP; Stewards to now determine whether

Sebastian Vettel says he remains unhappy with the penalty that cost him victory at the Canadian Grand Prix, a decision that will be reviewed on Friday.

Their dismay was understandable - many ex-drivers, and much of the F1 community, thought the skirmish was a racing incident that, at least morally speaking, needed no intervention from the stewards, even if, clearly, the rules, like them or not, had been broken. But going ahead with the review appears to have been little more than an attempt to appease Vettel, or indeed distract from the team's error-strewn start to the season.

Vettel's fury was evident on the afternoon of the race, when he called the stewards 'blind' and then moved the first and second markers in parc ferme. His sustained display of petulance was worthy of a charge of bringing the sport into disrepute, not least given his history of X-rated outbursts at officials.

Burn the rules rages Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari's appeal against his time penalty in Canada is rejected © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The German reacted with fury and was consoled by colleagues at Ferrari following the penalty

He should have turned his anger on himself, for he had made yet another mistake in close combat with Hamilton. The decision is a further setback for Ferrari in general and Vettel in particular. It leaves him 62 points behind Hamilton going into qualifying in France on Saturday.

Brawn: No 'hidden agenda' in Vettel call

Brawn: No 'hidden agenda' in Vettel call Ross Brawn says he understands the reaction to Sebastian Vettel's Canadian GP penalty but insists there was "no hidden agenda" from stewards.

Max Verstappen believes Sebastian Vettel didn't deserve his race-losing penalty in Canada and says that Ferrari continue to challenge the decision, and their request to have Vettel ' s penalty reviewed will "I am not a big fan of all the rules ," he said. "I would throw the rulebook away in terms of racing.

Ferrari ’ s decision to ask the FIA to review Sebastian Vettel ’s Canadian GP penalty has left many Vettel lost his win in Montreal thanks to a five-second penalty that he was given for having What the rules do and don't say. The first breach Vettel is accused of is rejoining the track in an unsafe manner.

Vettel said: 'No, it is not a surprise. We thought we could bring something new. It is disappointing that it doesn't go further, but that is it, and we have to move on.' Asked how he can now avoid further penalties, Vettel joked: 'Retire. At least then I am not in trouble anymore. We have so many pages in our regulations that you can find the paragraph that suits.

'There are too many paragraphs in the rulebook. How can you change it? Just burn the papers.'

There was little on the track to suggest the German can find succour in a good result. Hamilton was fastest in Friday morning practice, his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas setting the pace in the afternoon, with the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Vettel third and fourth best, six and seven-tenths of a second off the top.

Hamilton triumphed here last year; Vettel, who has not won a race since last August, crashed at the start. It was not all plain sailing for Hamilton on Friday, though. He ran off track before blocking Red Bull's Max Verstappen as he returned. Hamilton waved his apology from the cockpit.

Both men were called before the stewards. But Hamilton escaped censure as he did not see Verstappen and in any case returned to the track 'slowly'.

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Vettel doubles down on Ferrari's Canadian GP penalty stance.
Sebastian Vettel coyly avoided questions about his Canadian Grand Prix penalty and his Ferrari Formula 1 team's Friday hearing in France, as he reiterated his belief he did nothing wrong . Ferrari has been summoned to the stewards tomorrow at Paul Ricard to discuss its request for a review of the incident where Vettel ran across the grass in Montreal and rejoined just as Lewis Hamilton tried to pass him for the lead.

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