Just a day after lodging an appeal in regard to Sebastian Vettel’s penalty in the recent Mexican Grand Prix that saw the Ferrari driver lose his third place in both the race and the championship, the FIA have thrown it out, stating that the new evidence Ferrari claimed to have did not warrant a new investigation.
Ferrari claimed that they had a ‘new element’ in the case, and it turned out they were referring to GPS data, however the FIA claimed that the GPS data presented did not prove anything different to what the stewards stated after the Mexican Grand Prix when they deemed Vettel guilty of moving whilst under braking to prevent the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo from overtaking him on track.
“Article 14.2 of the International Sporting Code gives the Stewards the sole discretion to determine if a new element exists. Having received all the written and verbal submissions and carefully considered them, the Stewards decide there is no new element,” they said in a statement.
Ferrari have yet to comment, however they do have the right to appeal this decisions as well.