Nov.30 (GMM/ Ferrari on Friday said the controversy about Sebastian Vettel’s alleged illegal overtaking move is “now closed”.

The Italian team had contemplating protesting the result of the championship-deciding Brazilian grand prix, after video footage purportedly showed Red Bull’s German driver passing a Toro Rosso under yellow flags.

Ferrari sent the FIA a letter requesting “clarification”.

“The federation … informs it has replied to Scuderia Ferrari … stating that as the overtaking manoeuvre was not in breach of the regulations … there was no infringement to investigate”.

Ferrari said in a statement on Friday: “Ferrari duly takes note of the reply sent by the FIA this morning and therefore considers the matter now closed.”

Red Bull responded: “We are pleased, but not surprised, that the FIA has confirmed there is no case to answer regarding the 2012 Brazilian grand prix.”