Ferrari mull protest over Vettel's title win

Last updated 12:48 29/11/2012
Fernando Alonso
Getty Images
GUTTED: Fernando Alonso reacts after losing out on the Formula One title by three points.

Relevant offers

Motorsport

Suzuki restores Barry Sheene's world championship-winning RG500 Kiwi driving ace Scott Dixon opens up on armed robbery Behind Scott Dixon's wheel - Chip Ganassi Racing reveals IndyCar tech It would be abnormal for Scott Dixon to shrug off gunpoint robbery, psychologist says Ex-MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies after bicycle crash Scott Dixon didn't take armed robbery seriously at first: mother Half the field flies off the track at French Grand Prix at Le Mans Scott Dixon claims pole as fastest driver in Indy 500 qualifying in 21 years Hayden Paddon finds solace in late stage wins at Rally Portugal Shane van Gisbergen back on top at Winton in one-two Supercars finish with Jamie Whincup

Ferrari are considering whether to lodge a protest that could lead to the result of the Formula One world championship being overturned.

British and Italian media reports said Ferrari were "evaluating footage" to see if it shows Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel making an illegal overtaking move in Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix, where he finished sixth to clinch the title.

The German beat Ferrari's Fernando Alonso by three points to rack up his third straight drivers' title.

Ferrari are analysing television footage from Vettel's on-board camera to determine if the 25-year-old overtook Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne in an illegal area of the track.

Vettel could be dropped to eighth if any protest is upheld and Alonso would be world champion by one point.

Spaniard Alonso tweeted cryptically on Tuesday: "I cannot perform miracles. I make miracles within the rules."

Ferrari, Red Bull and the governing FIA could not immediately be reached for comment.

The FIA could decide to investigate even without a Ferrari protest.

Vettel became the youngest triple world champion at Interlagos on Sunday having been involved in an early crash which left him at the back of the field facing backwards before fighting his way up to sixth. 

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content