The FIA has announced that it will review the penalty handed to Sergio Perez after his crash with Felipe Massa at the Canadian Grand Prix two weeks ago.
Williams’ Felipe Massa rear-ended Perez’s Force India on the final lap of the Grand Prix, sending both drivers into the barriers at turn one. Perez was deemed to have been at fault in the collision and was handed a five-place grid penalty for the Austrian Grand Prix.
Force India launched a social media campaign, trying to prove that their driver wasn’t to blame. Autosport is reporting that Force India offered further evidence on the collision, which they believe is related to the fact that stewards did not speak to Perez himself as he was undergoing medical tests after the crash.
After submitting a request to have the penalty reviewed, the FIA confirmed that they would review the controversial decision.
The incident will be reviewed at 9am on Friday morning, and if necessary, a further hearing will be held at 4pm to examine the penalty.