The Mexican Grand Prix may have finished almost two weeks ago now but the controversy hasn’t.
Sebastian Vettel had initially finished fourth in Mexico, which then became third when Max Verstappen was given a five-second penalty for cutting over the grass at turn one. But Vettel’s celebrations were short lived as a few hours later, Daniel Ricciardo inherited the podium spot and the Ferrari driver was put back to fifth after getting a ten-second penalty for his aggressive defence of his position with Ricciardo in the final laps of the race.
You’d think that was that but then this week Ferrari decided they were going to appeal the decision. Great. But it gets worse…
The FIA rejected Ferrari’s appeal, stating: “Having received all the written and verbal submissions and carefully considered them, the Stewards decide there is no new element.” So you’d think then it was over and done with?
Nope, Ferrari have now submitted a notification of its intent to appeal the rejection of their previous appeal. Yes, seriously.
Yo dawg, I heard you like appeals.