London - Ferrari will not formally appeal the penalty that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, sources said on Thursday, but could still seek a review of the decision by presenting fresh evidence.
The deadline for the Formula One team to lodge a formal protest is Thursday evening, 96 hours after the end of the race in Montreal.
A Ferrari spokeswoman said they were still working on collecting evidence, and could not confirm what action was being taken.
A source at the governing International Automobile Federation (FIA) told Reuters the team would not be making a formal appeal.
The Daily Mail newspaper earlier reported that Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto had written to the FIA to say the team would not protest the five-second penalty applied to Vettel's time after the race.