Asked to clarify its position by International Tribunal president Rui Botica Santos, the FIA confirmed its intentions in pursuing the strictest punishments possible.
It argued that Corberi’s actions were premeditated and due to this, warranted a more severe level of sanctions than the current suspension Corberi is serving.
Corberi’s defence argued that the incident that led to his crash out of the race had resulted in a trauma and that the adrenaline resulting from the incident equated to “motive” rather than “premeditation”.
Corberi’s representatives highlighted the pitlane fracas between Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard when the former confronted the Scot at the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix.
They argued that “great champion” Schumacher was ruled by adrenaline in a similar situation and that Corberi’s actions followed a similar pattern.
FIA representatives countered that Corberi had sat in the paddock prior to his second action, amounting to premeditation. It again highlighted in closing statements that other bans handed out by the courts were insufficient and that in such an extreme case as Corberi’s, an unprecedented sanction should be handed down.
A final decision on the case is expected to be made in the next two to three weeks.