Aston Martin Are Going To Appeal Vettel’s Disqualification In Hungary – WTF1
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Aston Martin Are Going To Appeal Vettel’s Disqualification In Hungary

Turns out it’s not just Red Bull protesting decisions this week. Aston Martin has joined in on the hype this weekend has issued a “notice of intention of appeal” against Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification from the Hungarian Grand Prix for failing to provide enough of a fuel sample. 

Seb was disqualified from the Hungarian GP because they couldn’t supply enough fuel for the FIA’s post-race scrutineering checks. He had to stop on the track to try and keep enough fuel in the car, but they could only supply 0.3 litres instead of the required one litre.

They’re missing quite a lot there, so the penalty is going to be hard to fight. 

The car will stay in the garage overnight in Hungary because the FIA has sealed and impounded the car until the official appeal is received. The team now have more time until they officially appeal and can rely on the FIA to keep the car in the conditions it was in after the race. They have 96 hours to officially make the appeal.

The chances of them being able to overturn this are probably pretty slim. If they can find more fuel in the car somewhere, then maybe, but the team are probably clutching at straws because it’s such a significant result for them. It’s the right thing to do, leave every stone unturned, but it’s going to require some kind of miracle. 

Still, stranger things have happened. Just look at today’s race result as an example! 

The disqualification had so many impacts on the standings. It meant that Lewis Hamilton has been promoted to second and extended his championship lead. Ferrari got promoted to the podium and have become level with McLaren in third in the Constructors, and it means Williams now have ten whole points!

Keep an eye on WTF1.com and are social channels to hear more about this appeal. 

8 thoughts on “Aston Martin Are Going To Appeal Vettel’s Disqualification In Hungary

  • Why do they need a liter of fuel to test, surely with the quality of testing technology today even 50mil would be enough

  • FIA BS politics, this is a total joke, after what happened today they should give it some understanding.

    • Greg Turner says:

      Nothing happened during the race that would have caused Vettel’s car to have less than a liter of fuel in the tank. It’s been a rule for years and the teams are well aware of it.

  • Apparently 1.44 litres is still in the car. And that it was a fuel pump issue. If this is true, chances aren’t slim, they’re probable that the DSQ will be overturned…
    But the FIA have a history of not overturning a penalty

  • Yinka Oguntokun says:

    They do not even need 0.1 litre to test the fuel.
    My question is: why don’t the teams use the same fuel just as they use the same tyres, so that we do not continue to have this FIA nonsense?

  • If it had been Lulu Hamilton and Mercedes that had the “problem” nothing would have happened and FIA would have said that it would have been enough, but because it’s not one of the top teams FIA throw the book after them, and I’m sure that the REAL reason for the disqualification is because of the shirt and mask Vettel had on before the race (rainbow color/LGBTQ+ colors) but FIA was afraid of using that as a reason

  • If it had been Lulu Hamilton and Mercedes that had the “problem” nothing would have happened and FIA would have said that it would have been enough, but because it’s not one of the top teams FIA throw the book after them, and I’m sure that the REAL reason for the disqualification is because of the shirt and mask Vettel had on before the race (rainbow color/LGBTQ+ colors) but FIA was afraid of using that as a reason

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