BREAKING: Aston Martin in protest against disqualification of Vettel after new evidence

05-08-2021 19:13 | Updated: 05-08-2021 19:20
by GPblog.com
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BREAKING: Aston Martin in protest against disqualification of Vettel after new evidence

Sebastian Vettel finished second at the Hungary Grand Prix last weekend, but was subsequently disqualified after the race. The reason for this was because the FIA could not get enough fuel out of his tank. From Vettel's car they could only get 0.3 litres out of the tank, while this should be at least 1 litre.

Aston Martin have announced in a press release that they will officially appeal this decision as the team's records show that there was more than 1 litre of fuel in the car after the race.

Aston Martin had 96 hours to gather evidence, and that time expired on Thursday evening. After this, the team decided to officially protest. "Since the team's data indicated that there was more than 1.0 litre of fuel in the car after the race – 1.74 litres according to the data – the team immediately reserved its right to appeal, and has requested a right of review alongside the appeal procedure, as a result of having discovered significant new evidence relevant to the sanction which was unavailable to it at the time of the FIA stewards' decision", it says on the website.

Aston Martin did not have the new evidence at hand when the FIA decided to disqualify Vettel. Should Vettel regain his second place, Lewis Hamilton will be relegated to P3 and Carlos Sainz to fourth. Max Verstappen will drop back to tenth place.

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