Lewis Hamilton expresses sympathy to Sebastian Vettel after disqualification from Hungarian GP – .

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Lewis Hamilton expresses sympathy to Sebastian Vettel after disqualification from Hungarian GP – .


Lewis Hamilton said he felt ‘drained’ for Sebastian Vettel following the disqualification of the German from second place in the Hungarian GP

Hamilton may have directly benefited from the post-race exclusion, moving from third to second behind Vettel and increasing his title lead over Max Verstappen by two more points, but he expressed sympathy for his longtime rival. date after a strong performance from the Aston Martin. driver behind surprise winner Esteban Ocon in Sunday’s remarkable race.

Posting on his Instagram Story on Monday, Hamilton said, “I’m so disgusted with Seb. It’s always an honor to be on the podium with you and you deserved this result.

“What you’re doing on your new team is amazing, keep fighting and pushing. See you soon on the right track. “

Vettel’s car was excluded from the results on Sunday evening after the FIA ​​technical delegate was unable to take a sufficient fuel sample after the race. Only 0.3 liters of the mandatory 1-liter sample could be pumped out of the car.

Aston Martin has filed its intention to appeal the decision, after saying it believed there should still have been 1.44 liters of fuel in the car which could not be removed.

They have until Thursday to formalize an appeal.

The publication by the FIA ​​of the final race result late Sunday evening after the disqualification was confirmed initially caused confusion with Vettel still placed second in the standings and an attached note stating that the result was provisional subject to the result. from Aston Martin. notice of appeal.

Watch the Hungarian Grand Prix restart as all cars but Lewis Hamilton stopped to change their tires

Watch the Hungarian Grand Prix restart as all cars but Lewis Hamilton stopped to change their tires

Watch the Hungarian Grand Prix restart as all cars but Lewis Hamilton stopped to change their tires

However, in a corrected version of the result released on Monday, Vettel was duly listed as a DSQ with Hamilton second and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz third pending any appeal from Aston Martin.

All the other riders finishing behind the top three gained a position, including Red Bull’s Verstappen who dropped from 10th to ninth place. However, the Dutchman only collected one extra point for the space saving while Hamilton collected three more from third (15 points) to second (18).

This means Hamilton now leads the standings by the same slim eight-point margin that Verstappen himself held in Hungary. Verstappen had led the way for two months after taking the title lead for the first time in his career by winning the Monaco Grand Prix on May 23.

The first six: revised world championship standings
1) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes – 195 points
2) Max Verstappen, Red Bull – 187 points
3) Lando Norris, McLaren – 113 points
4) Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes – 108 points
5) Sergio Perez, Red Bull – 104 points
6) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari – 83 points

F1 is now taking a three-week hiatus before the season resumes at the Belgian Grand Prix, live only on Sky Sports F1 from August 27-29.

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