Mercedes has not decided whether to proceed with its appeal against the Monaco stewards' decision to penalise Michael Schumacher.

Mercedes has not decided whether to proceed with its appeal against the Monaco stewards' decision to penalise Michael Schumacher.

With the German team believing Schumacher was free to pass Fernando Alonso on Sunday, it immediately lodged notification of its intention to appeal the decision to demote him out of the points at the FIA's Court of Appeal.

The penalty itself, a 20-second time penalty in lieu of a drive-through, is not appealable, but the decision is.

Following the notification, Mercedes has 48 hours to formalise the application to appeal.

"No decision has been taken as yet," a spokeswoman for the Brackley based team said on Monday.

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