Sebastian Vettel had a great race and result in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday August 1st, finishing in second place on the road for the second time this season behind Esteban Ocon (who scored his first-ever F1 win) and with Lewis Hamilton completing the top 3. But the German driver’s result was invalidated later on due to race officials not being able to take 1.0-litre sample of fuel out of his car after the race, which is a requirement set out in the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations.
The Aston Martin team retains their position that states that the team’s data indicated that there was more than the 1.0litre of fuel needed in the car after the race, 1.74 liters according to their data to be precise. This is why the team reserved their right to appeal the official’s decision and has requested a right to review alongside the appeal procedure after discovering significant new evidence relevant to the sanction which was not available at the time of the stewards’ decision.
It can be added that there hasn’t been a suggestion that Sebastian’s AMR21 car benefitted or had a performance advantage from the alleged regulatory breach, nor that it was a deliberate move from the team.
UPDATE: Following Sebastian Vettel's disqualification from the Hungarian Grand Prix, Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team requests right of review and initiates appeal procedure.— Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team (@AstonMartinF1) August 5, 2021
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