Italian blogger Leo Turrini, who is famously very close to proceedings at Scuderia Ferrari, reflects on the controversial penalty that was received by Sebastian Vettel at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, which compromised the Maranello team’s chances of taking its first win in the 2019 Formula One season:
Leo Turrini confirmed that Scuderia Ferrari will appeal against the five-second penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, but added that he is not extremely confident in the possibility of a favourable outcome and a change regarding the final standings of the race: “As you know, Ferrari will pursue their appeal against the penalty imposed on Sebastian Vettel in Canada. Laurent Mekies [who previously worked at the FIA before joining Scuderia Ferrari] believes there is room to overturn the verdict. I personally have my doubts due to many procedural elements which may force the Appeal Court to reject the action. But the general outcry from the fans, media and drivers regarding the penalty has been so intense that common sense may prevail. I was not wrong when I foresaw a bright future for Mario Andretti and Nigel Mansell. And it’s better to be wrong with them than to be right (just to put it this way) with certain people.” – Leo Turrini explained, in a post on his quotidiano.net blog.