FIA take no further action against Vettel and Leclerc

Date published: November 17 2019

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc chatting

As part of their many post-race decisions, the FIA has opted to take no further action against Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc for their collision in Brazil.

Ferrari more than played their part in a quite utterly bonkers Brazilian Grand Prix when Vettel and Leclerc collided going down the straight and both saw their races end with punctures.

While Mattia Binotto is ready to send a message to his misbehaving drivers by potentially cancelling their race debrief, the FIA are not taking any further action against the Ferrari duo.

The FIA statement read: “The stewards reviewed video evidence and heard from the driver of car 5 (Sebastian Vettel), the driver of car 16 (Charles Leclerc) and the team representative.

“The stewards determined that both drivers had the opportunity to avoid or mitigate the incident and therefore neither driver is predominantly at fault. Therefore the stewards take no further action.”

Leclerc felt Vettel had squeezed him a little prior to making contact, while Vettel said that kept straight throughout the battle.

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