Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on the podium in Canada

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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on the podium in Canada

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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton on the podium in Canada

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko claims there is a bias towards Mercedes

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Thursday, June 13, 2019 – 10:49am

Seb penalty will not be challenged

It is reported that Ferrari have decided not to appeal against Sebastian Vettel’s five-second penalty from last weekend’s Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.

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Vettel won the race in Montreal but on lap 48 the Ferrari driver was given the five-second penalty for almost colliding with Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton.

According to the race stewards’ report of the incident Vettel’s car “left the track, re-joined unsafely and forced another car off track”.

World champion Hamilton went on to claim victory in Canada ahead of Vettel and extended his lead at the top of the 2019 world championship.

Ferrari had initially said they would appeal the stewards’ decision.

But the Daily Mail reports that team principal Mattia Binotto has “written to the FIA to inform them that Ferrari will not be lodging a challenge ahead of the deadline on Thursday evening”.

Marko claims Mercedes bias

Planet F1 reports that Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has claimed that Vettel’s penalty in Montreal is another sign of bias towards Mercedes.

Following Vettel’s penalty Hamilton claimed his fifth win of the 2019 season and seventh out of seven for the Silver Arrows.

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