Ferrari has decided not to appeal against the decision to hand it a $100,000 fine after the German Grand Prix.

The fine was handed down, and Ferrari put before the World Motor Sport Council, after it was found to have broken rules on team orders and also brought F1 into disrepute.

The problems all stemmed from the team asking Felipe Massa to move over and allow Fernando Alonso through to win the race, with race stewards rejecting Ferrari's plea that it hadn't made an order but had simply provided Massa with information to make his own decision.

Reflecting on the race afterwards, team boss Stefano Domenicali praised his team for the way in which it had turned itself into one capable of beating Red Bull to victory and confirmed there would be no appeal into the stewards decision.

"First and foremost, I want to congratulate the team on this fantastic result, which is down to all the work undertaken with so much effort, ability and passion by everyone, both at the track and in Maranello, day after day," he said. "Already, over the past few races, we have seen that the performance level of our car has improved and finally today, we reaped the rewards.

"As for the stewards' decision, given after the race, in the interests of the sport, we have decided not to go through a procedure of appealing against it, confident that the World Council will know how to evaluate the overall facts correctly.

"The congratulations mentioned earlier should also extend to our drivers who drove a great race. Both Felipe and Fernando got very good starts, with the Spaniard squeezed in a very decisive fashion by Vettel and the Brazilian making the most of the space that created ahead of him. Then came a long three way fight to the chequered flag, with Felipe very quick on the softer tyres while he struggled a bit on the hards, which meant that Fernando was at first able to close right up on him and then take the lead when his team-mate decided it was best not to create a risky situation, given that right behind them, Vettel was fighting back.

"The situation in both championships is still complicated, but this result is further motivation for the coming races: we firmly believe in our chances of reaching the targets we had at the start of the season."