“Between the last yellow light and the green light, there was a green flag being waved.” – Charlie Whiting
Ferrari’s letter of “clarification” followed the emergence this week of video footage that apparently showed Sebastian Vettel illegally passing a Toro Rosso during the title-deciding Brazilian grand prix.
But media outlets including the Telegraph said the FIA had already responded on Thursday by declaring there is “no case to answer”.
And race director Charlie Whiting was on Thursday quoted by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport: “Between the last yellow light and the green light, there was a green flag being waved.
“Vettel responded to the flag and did everything right.”