The fact that a video has emerged showing Sebastian Vettel overtake a Toro Rosso at the very end of a yellow flag section of track, where he could clearly see a green flag ahead of him on the road, and there is an argument about a green flag having been shown at a marshals post behind them, proves nothing. One can say that Vettel was a split-second too optimistic in his move, but at the same time it is very clear that there was no danger involved. However rules are rules and should be respected – if they make sense. The folk in Race Control try to make sensible and practical decisions and overturning a World Championship over such a marginal call would be very bad for the image of the sport. If it was missed during the race then my view is that it should be treated as the decision of a soccer referee. There are rules that could be used to investigate the matter, but if we start doing that it will not be long before people start asking to investigate what happened in 1994 and other such things. And before you tell me about the rules that says that things must be decided by the end of November, there is another rule that says that investiagtions can take place whenever if it is deemed sensible. The questionis what is sensible? Do we want to end up with events that do not have winners, such as the Tour de France? That is to take the issue to an extreme, but F1 is a world of extremes.
My view is that the FIA will decide whether or not to act. I don’t see that Vettel gained any advantage at all. In addition to that, any penalty would have been negated by the Safety Car later on so one cannot say he would have lost the title.