Ferrari accepts FIA decision on Vettel overtake and considers matter closed
30 November, 2012
Nov.30 (GP247) Ferrari has accepted the FIA decision regarding the controversial overtake move by Sebastian Vettel during the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, which has hogged headlines around the globe for the past few days.
They posted on their media site: “The request for a clarification from the FIA, regarding Vettel’s passing move on Vergne, came about through the need to shed light on the circumstances of the move, which came out on the Internet only a few days after the race. The letter to the FIA was in no way intended to undermine the legality of the race result.”
“We received tens of thousands of queries relating to this matter from all over the world and it was incumbent on us to take the matter further, asking the Federation to look into an incident that could have cast a shadow over the championship in the eyes of all Formula One enthusiasts, not just Ferrari fans,” explained the Maranello team.
“Ferrari duly takes note of the reply sent by the FIA this morning and therefore considers the matter now closed,” concluded the communique.
Red Bull stated on their website: “We are pleased, but not surprised, that the FIA has confirmed there is no case to answer regarding the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix. We are extremely proud of Sebastian’s incredible achievement and his third historic title, which makes him the youngest ever triple world champion.”
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