Ferrari has ruled out appealing against the $100,000 (£65,000) fine that it was handed for imposing illegal team orders at the German grand prix.
The punishment came after Felipe Massa handed Fernando Alonso the lead of the race – shortly after he was told his team-mate was quicker than him.
The World Motor Sport Council has been asked to look into what happened at Hockenheim in addition to the fine. The incident came on lap 49 when Alonso easily swept past Massa on the way out of the turn six hairpin.
Just prior to that, Massa’s race engineer Rob Smedley had told the Brazilian: “Fernando is faster than you. Have you understood that?”
After the race, Massa claimed it had been his decision to let Alonso past and Rob Smedley insisted that his comments were not a hidden message.
The stage was set for controversy when Sebastian Vettel in the Red Bull starting from pole made a poor start and started to squeeze the fast starting Alonso towards the inside wall.