What is the Deadline for Mercedes to Appeal in Attempt to Overturn Abu Dhabi F1 Finish?

Published 12/16/2021, 3:32 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 10, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is surrounded by controversy, as F1 race director Michael Masi made some decisions that turned the table in the championship. Mercedes lodged a protest that was dismissed by the stewards. However, the Silver Arrows protested that as well.

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The Brackley-based squad does have a time limit to come up with evidence that shows wrong decisions were made during the closing stages of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The procedure of the protest done by Mercedes after the Abu Dhabi GP

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After the chequered flag brought the race to end, the Silver Arrows weren’t happy with the decisions made by the FIA during the race. Hence, they protested which got dismissed by the stewards.

Mercedes have stated they would appeal the decision as well, and now under article 15.5.1 of the FIA International Sporting Code dispute via the International Court of Appeal; a separate entity from the FIA.

They can file an appeal under Article 10 of the FIA’s judicial and disciplinary rules. In this case, within one hour of the stewards giving their decision of dismissing Mercedes‘ protest, the team has to give a written notice for the intention to appeal and need to pay a six thousand euro deposit.

Then they have a 96-hour window to decide if they want to proceed with the appeal, and inform the stewards of their grounds of appeal both in French and English. Hence a decision is expected to come out at 7 PM UK time or 2 PM US on Thursday.

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The Silver Arrows win the constructor’s championship, but not the driver’s

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The Brackley-based squad had a heartbreaking weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton failed to beat Max Verstappen for the driver’s championship. However, they are content with themselves as they got to take home their eighth constructor’s championship.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Nevertheless, they hope to bounce back next season, and with George, Russell joining the team for the 2022 season. The team hopes to bag both championships next season.

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What are your predictions for the Brackley-based squad in 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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