The FIA has set a date for next week regarding the Carlos Sainz’s penalty that he got in F1 Australian GP.
After Ferrari filed in a right to review, the FIA has agreed to listen them regarding the penalty served to Sainz during Australian GP. The Spaniard was handed a 5s penalty for his collision with Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso at the start of the second re-start.
That penalty was enough to demote him outside of points and podium after the field finished the grand prix under the safety car. Sainz was not pleased with the penalty as heard on the radio and went to see the stewards too after the grand prix.
With no chance of reversal, Ferrari filed in a review which the FIA will hear virtually on April 18 at 08:00 CET in the presence of Melbourne’s stewards panel, team representative and Sainz himself. They will then decide if a reversal is required or not.
For Ferrari, they are not looking 100% at reversal considering Frederic Vasseur noted about opening up a discussion. He feels the decision was made in no time especially when there were two similar incidents where one was not investigated and the other was left off.
Here’s the FIA stewards note:
“The Stewards of the 2023 Australian Grand Prix have received a letter from Nikolas Tombazis, Single-seater Director of the FIA, attaching a petition by Competitor Scuderia Ferrari dated 6th April 2023 under Article 14 of the FIA International Sporting Code (“Petition”), seeking a review of the Stewards decision n°46 made within the framework of the 2023 Australian Grand Prix and requesting that the Stewards: “consider such request and to make a determination whether or not a significant and relevant new element exists (Article 14.3 of the Code) in relation to the decision/incident”. The driver(s) and team representative(s) are required to report to the Stewards for a virtual hearing to be held on 18th April 2023 at 0800 CET in relation to the Petition.”
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