Red Bull satisfied pass row is over

Red Bull has expressed its satisfaction - but not surprise - that the controversy over Sebastian Vettel's overtaking move on Jean-Eric Vergne is at an end.

Rivals Ferrari had written to the FIA asking for clarification about the legality of Vettel's lap four pass of Vergne, which appeared from on board video footage to have taken place under yellow flag conditions.

However, following clarification from the FIA that Vettel only passed Vergne after he had been shown a green flag, Ferrari said on Friday that the matter was now closed.

In a short statement issued on Red Bull's website, the reigning champions welcomed the matter coming to an end.

"We are pleased, but not surprised, that the FIA has confirmed there is no case to answer regarding the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix," said the team.

"We are extremely proud of Sebastian's incredible achievement and his third historic title, which makes him the youngest ever triple world champion."