Ferrari drops Vettel appeal - mulls 'right of review' option

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Ferrari have decided not to appeal the penalty decision against Sebastian Vettel that robbed the German of a win in last Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

Just hours before the deadline of its appeal expired, the House of Maranello has opted against such a recourse according to the Press Association as time penalties are theoretically not allowed to be appealed under F1's sporting rules.

However, the FIA's International Sporting Code does authorize a team to rely on a "right of review" to contest a penalty providing the outfit presents new evidence.

The "right of review" process involves a 14-day period, starting after the official communication of a race's classification, during which new evidence must be submitted.

Article 14.1.1 of the governing body's International Sporting Code states:

"[If] a significant and relevant new element is discovered which was unavailable to the parties seeking the review at the time of the Competition concerned, whether or not the stewards have already given a ruling, these stewards or, failing this, those designated by the FIA, must meet (in person or by other means) on a date agreed amongst themselves, summoning the party or parties concerned to hear any relevant explanations and to judge in the light of the facts and elements brought before them."

Ferrari has yet to confirm its intention of going down the "right of review" route.

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