Aston Martin’s request for evaluate of Sebastian Vettel disqualification dismissed


The FIA has dismissed Aston Martin’s request for a evaluate of Sebastien Vettel’s disqualification from the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Vettel was stripped of second place within the August 1 race on the Hungaroring following a gas infringement, with stewards unable to take the required litre pattern from the German’s automotive.

Aston Martin subsequently appealed, whereas additionally searching for a ‘proper of evaluate’ – one thing the FIA on Monday denied. The workforce might nonetheless proceed with its attraction.

An announcement from the FIA learn: “On Monday afternoon the stewards heard from workforce boss Otmar Szafnauer, chief technical officer Andrew Inexperienced and sporting director Andy Stevenson to listen to the workforce’s case. Beneath F1’s guidelines, with a purpose to safe a proper to evaluate, the workforce should present “important and related new” proof to the stewards.

“After the listening to the FIA revealed that Aston Martin had found {that a} defective gas pump meant a ‘important quantity of gas was inadvertently discharged from the gas cell of Automotive 5’, that means FIA personnel might solely extract 0.3 litres.

“This was accepted as ‘new proof’ however of their resolution doc, the stewards stated it was irrelevant why there was lower than 1.0 litres of gas within the automotive – writing that with a purpose to safe a proper of evaluate: ‘Aston Martin would have needed to current information that truly greater than 1 litre of gas was remaining. The reason why this requirement couldn’t be met isn’t related to the choice as as to whether a breach of the laws has occurred.’

“Due to this fact the officers dismissed the request for a proper of evaluate, which implies Vettel’s disqualification from the race stands – although that might nonetheless change if Aston Martin proceed with their attraction, which is a separate course of.”

Vettel's disqualification saw Lewis Hamilton’s lead in the Formula One championship standings improve from six points to eight (Tim Goode/PA).

Vettel’s disqualification noticed Lewis Hamilton’s lead within the F1 championship standings enhance from six factors to eight (Tim Goode/PA)

The disqualification noticed Lewis Hamilton’s lead over second-placed Max Verstappen within the Formulation One championship standings enhance from six factors to eight, with the British driver being promoted from third in Hungary to runner-up.

F1 has damaged for its conventional `summer season shutdown earlier than the following spherical at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on August 29.



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