Ferrari has notified the FIA that it intends to appeal the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.

Vettel was hit with a five-second time penalty for unsafely rejoining the track when defending the lead from Lewis Hamilton on Lap 48 in Montreal, forcing the Mercedes driver to take evasive action.

While Vettel crossed the line ahead of Hamilton, he was relegated to second place after his time penalty was applied after only finishing 1.3 seconds clear of the Briton.

The penalty sparked outrage from Vettel who called the stewards "blind" over team radio and said they were "stealing" the race away from Ferrari.

However, the team confirmed after the race that it intends to appeal the ruling, with notice being submitted to the stewards regarding the penalty on Sunday evening in Montreal.

As a result, Ferrari now has 96 hours to put forward new evidence that would formalise the appeal and be referred to the FIA's International Court of Appeal - although it is noted in the sporting regulations that five-second time penalties are not admissible for appeal.



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