FORMULA ONE

F1 stewards rule out review of Vettel's penalty

Formula One stewards rejected Ferrari's request for a review of Sebastian Vettel's Mexican Grand Prix penalty on Friday.

Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari looks at Max Verstappen of Netherlands
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Formula One stewards rejected Ferrari's request for a review of Sebastian Vettel's Mexican Grand Prix penalty on Friday, arguing that the Italian team had not presented any new evidence to warrant such a move.

The governing FIA published their decision in a statement at the Brazilian Grand Prix after a teleconference involving the stewards from the Oct. 30 race in Mexico City and representatives of Red Bull and Ferrari.

"Having received all the written and verbal submissions and carefully considered them, the Stewards decide there is no new element," it concluded.

Four-time world champion Vettel went from fourth on the track to third and then back down to fifth after stewards applied post-race time penalties to Red Bull's Max Verstappen and then himself.

Sebastian Vettel of Germany

Dangerous move while braking

The German was demoted for making a dangerous move while braking as Red Bull's Australian Daniel Ricciardo attempted to overtake.

The penalty was the first for the offence since drivers were given a written warning at the previous race in Texas about such 'defensive manoeuvres'.

Ferrari had said on Thursday that it considered "a number of new elements" had emerged to make the race day decision reviewable.