Frederic Vasseur says Ferrari wants discussions with the FIA after filing a right to review against the F1 Australian GP penalty of Carlos Sainz.

There was natural disappointment from Sainz at the end of the F1 Australian GP where he lost third in a way that no driver wants to. He couldn’t even fight for it in the grand prix and was left with no words to describe the situation to the media.

Sainz did visit the stewards but naturally the penalty wasn’t to be changed then unless there was a right to review pushed in. Few days down the line, Ferrari has actually pushed for it as Vasseur confirmed to media in a mid-week conference.

While the chances for a penalty like this to be overturned is less considering it requires new evidence which wasn’t present during the time of decision, Ferrari is at leas hopeful of a discussion and debate around other incidents at the same time.

The Alpine pair crashed out but were let off without any penalty, while the clash between Logan Sargeant and Nyck de Vries was not even investigated which has irked the Ferrari camp. It pushes towards the inconsistent chatter that has been going on for years.

“We did the petition for review of the case, we sent it to the FIA,” Vasseur said to media. “As we are discussing with the FIA, I don’t want to disclose any details of this discussion.” The only thing is that about Gasly-Ocon, also Sargeant-De Vries turn one, and the reaction of the stewards was not the same.

“What we can expect is to at least have an open discussion with them. Also for the good of the sport, to avoid to have this kind of decision when you have three cases at the same corner and not the same decision.” The biggest frustration from Carlos, you heard it on the radio, was to not have hearings because the case was very special.

“In this case I think It would have made sense, considering that the race was over and it was not affecting the podium, to have the hearings as Gasly and Ocon had. I don’t want to blame someone, because you have racing incidents. I’ve been doing this job for 33 years now, and each time that you have a crash on track, I think you have two versions – always with a different feedback and a different outcome depending on the drivers.

“It means that it’s not an easy job, and it’s difficult to take a decision when it’s during the race, and we are always asking to take a decision during the race. This case was probably a bit particular with the three red flags, with the last start with one lap behind the Safety Car, and that’s where the frustration came from, because we had the feeling that the Ocon-Gasly situation was treated a bit differently,” summed up Ferrari F1 boss.

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