Hungarian GP: Sebastian Vettel disqualified after insufficient fuel sample after race, loses P2

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Hungarian GP: Sebastian Vettel disqualified after insufficient fuel sample after race, loses P2

The Sunday evening confirmation from race stewards finalizes the result, with Lewis Hamilton lifted to second and Carlos Sainz to third behind surprise race winner Esteban Ocon

Last Updated: 01/08/21 9:23pm

Sebastian Vettel has been disqualified from the Hungarian GP for a fuel rules breach after the race, losing his second place for Aston Martin.

The Sunday evening confirmation from race stewards finalizes the result, with Lewis Hamilton lifted to second and Carlos Sainz to third behind surprise race winner Esteban Ocon.

Vettel was referred to the stewards by FIA F1 technical delegate Jo Bauer, who confirmed that the German’s Aston Martin car contained insufficient fuel at the end of the race.

The F1 regulations state that “competitors must ensure that a 1.0 liter sample of fuel may be taken at any time during the event” – and only an insufficient 300ml could be removed from Vettel’s car in Budapest.

A team representative was summoned to the stewards at 7.20pm UK time, and race stewards confirmed Vettel’s disqualification at around 9pm.

Sebastian Vettel was full of praise for Esteban Ocon after the Aston Martin driver only managed second place at the Hungarian Grand Prix

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Sebastian Vettel was full of praise for Esteban Ocon after the Aston Martin driver only managed second place at the Hungarian Grand Prix

Sebastian Vettel was full of praise for Esteban Ocon after the Aston Martin driver only managed second place at the Hungarian Grand Prix

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