FIA make final decision on Vettel's Canada penalty
The FIA has rejected Ferrari's request to open a review into the penalty given to the German during the Canadian Grand Prix, confirming his second-place finish behind Lewis Hamilton in Montreal. According to the FIA, Ferrari's new evidence did not add anything to the investigation.
The stewards' decision read: "There are no significant and relevant new elements which were unavailable to the parties at the time of the competition concerned."
Vettel was given a five-second time penalty after squirming back onto the track ahead of Hamilton as they battled for the lead.
Hamilton inherited the win as a result, ensuring Mercedes' winning run at the start of 2019 extended to seven grands prix.
Ferrari dropped an appeal, i order to pursue a right to review, with sporting director Laurent Mekies claiming that new evidence was "overwhelming" in proving Vettel had made no error.
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