Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel has escaped punishment for running wide at the exit of the Parabolica corner, with the FIA unable to conclusively prove whether or not he did cross the white line.
The FIA has taken a tough stance on track limits at the final corner, with race director Michael Masi confirming on Saturday morning that any driver that crosses the line with all four wheels will have their time deleted.
It appeared that Vettel had crossed the line during his one and only Q3 lap, but other camera angles suggested he hadn't according to the stewards, therefore the FIA have chosen not to delete his time, which would have seen him starting down in 9th place.
“The Stewards reviewed multiple camera angles, some of which appeared to show that the tyres were not in contact with the white line of the track edge, however other angles appeared to show that part of the front “wheel” (when viewed from above) may have been within the bounds of the white line.
“This cast an element of doubt which is considered significant enough to give the 'benefit of doubt' to the driver in question.”