Red Bull ultimately declines to appeal Hamilton decision

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Red Bull has ultimately declined to appeal the Saudi Arabian GP stewards' decision to clear Lewis Hamilton from an alleged double yellow flag breach in FP3.

Hamilton was relaxed when it came tolight that the yellow display panels had been inadvertently activated in FP3, although for just one second.

Red bull motorsport boss Helmut Marko had signaled after qualifying the team's intent to appeal the FIA's decision, but the governing has said that the deadline for lodging the said appeal had come and gone without any further action from the Milton Keynes-based outfit.

Earlier in the evening, Red bull team boss Christian Horner had also alluded to a possible appeal process, although with little conviction of achieving a successful outcome.

"We'll have a good look at it,” he said at the time. “It feels a little inconsistent with what we've seen two weeks ago, so we have the right to an appeal.

“We'll have a look at the information, we haven't looked at it that closely. These decisions are so late, the team management and the team have to focus on qualifying, so we'll have a look and see if there's anything that's untoward. The one thing we desperately want is consistency."

Horner said that the same group of stewards who had cleared Hamilton would judge the appeal, thus rendering a reversal of the decision an unlikely prospect.

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