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Carlos Sainz

FIA set date for Ferrari Australia penalty review

Ferrari are attempting to overturn Carlos Sainz's penalty which put him out of the points at the Australian Grand Prix.

Carlos Sainz Australian GP 2023 Ferrari
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The FIA has set the 18th April as the date for the review of Carlos Sainz's penalty at the end of the Australian Grand Prix.

Ferrari is attempting to overturn the five-second time penalty that put Sainz from fourth down to 12th at the end of the race, after contact with Fernando Alonso during the second red flag restart.

Team boss Frederic Vasseur confirmed they submitted its right of review last week, citing the different approaches from the stewards for Gasly/Ocon and Sargeant/De Vries.

In a stewards decision document, the FIA stated: "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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