Aston Martin will appeal Sebastian Vettel’s Hungarian Grand Prix disqualification having been stripped of second place to a fuel infringement… meaning Lewis Hamilton’s title lead could be reduced

Lewis Hamilton’s championship advantage over Max Verstappen threatens to be reduced after Aston Martin announced they will appeal Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification from the Hungarian Grand Prix. In a statement, Aston Martin said: ‘After Sebastian Vettel’s drive to second place on the road in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday August 1st, he was disqualified from the results when a 1.0-litre sample of fuel was not able to be taken from his car after the race (a requirement as set out in the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations). ‘There was and is no suggestion that Vettel’s Aston Martin car benefited from a performance advantage from the alleged regulatory breach, or that it was deliberate.

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