Aston Martin initiates appeal against disqualification of Vettel in Hungary – .

Aston Martin initiates appeal against disqualification of Vettel in Hungary – .

Aston Martin has decided to follow up on its appeal against the disqualification of Sebastian Vettel from second place in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

In addition, the team also requested a “right of review” – a slightly different process that will also seek to overturn the decision.

The four-time world champion stopped on the track after crossing the line behind shock winner Esteban Ocon and when the car returned to the pits the FIA ​​was unable to extract the fuel sample from 1.0 liter required.

As a result, the stewards disqualified Vettel from second place, with Aston Martin immediately confirming their intention to appeal. This gave them 96 hours to decide to go further.

On Thursday evening, the team released a statement saying their data showed that there was enough fuel left in the car after they had “discovered significant new evidence” regarding the penalty and would therefore continue the appeal.

“After Sebastian Vettel’s second place on the road at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday August 1, he was disqualified from the results when a 1.0 liter sample of fuel could not be taken from his car after the race (a requirement as stipulated in the FIA ​​Formula 1 Technical Regulations), ”said the team.

“There was and is no suggestion that Vettel’s Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team AMR21 car received a performance advantage from the alleged regulatory violation, or that this was on purpose.

“Since the team’s data indicated that there was more than 1.0 liter of fuel in the car after the race – 1.74 liters according to the data – the team immediately reserved their right to appeal and requested a right of review alongside the appeal process, following the discovery of significant new evidence relating to the sanction which was not available at the time of the FIA ​​Stewards’ decision.

The case will now be brought before the stewards of the Hungarian Grand Prix.


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