Sainz’s hopes rest on Ferrari’s evidence: FIA hearing on April 18
The FIA has announced a hearing to reconsider Carlos Sainz’s penalty during the Australian Grand Prix, following a request by the Ferrari team.
The FIA has scheduled a hearing to determine whether to reopen the investigation into Carlos Sainz’s penalty during the Australian Grand Prix, as requested by the Ferrari Formula 1 team. Sainz received the penalty for causing Fernando Alonso to spin after the race’s final restart, which resulted in him falling from fourth place to a position outside of the points. However, the red flag reset the order, rendering the consequences for Alonso irrelevant.
As a result of the red flag and the race effectively finishing under the safety car, the pack was tightly bunched up, and Carlos Sainz’s five-second penalty caused him to fall outside of the top 10.
Carlos Sainz was extremely upset because the penalty was given to him before the race had ended, leaving him with no opportunity to present his case to the stewards.
During a “virtual hearing” on April 18, Ferrari and Sainz will have the opportunity to argue their case for the reopening of the investigation and whether there is a need for further inquiry.
The success of the hearing on April 18 will hinge on whether Ferrari can present substantial, fresh, and pertinent evidence related to the incident.
If Ferrari’s appeal is successful, another hearing will be arranged, and the penalty may either remain unaltered, be modified to a different penalty, or be revoked entirely.
Following Ferrari’s request to use the right of review mechanism on Thursday, team boss Fred Vasseur expressed his wish to have a “transparent dialogue” with the authorities to understand why Carlos Sainz was denied a hearing after the race.
This was in contrast to the inquiry into the collision between Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly, which occurred seconds after Sainz and Alonso’s clash, but was deemed a racing incident.
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Furthermore, there was no investigation into the incident where Logan Sargeant collided with Nyck de Vries’ AlphaTauri from behind during the restart at Turn 1, which Vasseur criticized as an inconsistency in the FIA’s approach.
Last week, Vasseur stated that it was important for the sport’s benefit to prevent having three incidents on the same corner with differing decisions.
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