Vettel completed second on the Hungaroring behind first-time winner Esteban Ocon after not having the ability to discover a well past the Alpine driver, scoring his second podium of 2021 for his new staff.
After crossing the end line, Vettel parked his automotive together with the monitor at Turn 12 after being ordered to cease by Aston Martin over the staff radio.
It later transpired that the German did not full the cooldown lap attributable to a scarcity of gasoline in his automotive.
During post-race scrutineering the FIA wasn’t in a position to take a one litre pattern of gasoline out of Vettel’s Aston Martin for gasoline checks, as required underneath the laws.
Technical delegate Jo Bauer subsequently referred the matter to the stewards, stating that “only a 0.3 litre sample” of gasoline was in a position to be extracted from the automotive.
That was in breach with Article 6.6.2 of the 2021 Formula One Technical Regulations, which says that “competitors must ensure that a 1.0 litre sample of fuel may be taken from the car at any time during the event”.
Afterwards Aston Martin tried to extract the required one litre pattern underneath the FIA’s supervision, nevertheless it failed to take action, incomes Vettel a disqualification.
In their verdict, issued at 10pm native time, the FIA stewards famous: “The staff was given a number of alternatives to aim to take away the required quantity of gasoline from the tank, nonetheless it was solely attainable to pump 0.3 litres out.
“During the listening to in presence of the FIA Technical Delegate and the FIA Technical Director, the staff principal of Aston Martin acknowledged that there have to be 1.44 litres left within the tank, however they don’t seem to be in a position to get it out. This determine is calculated utilizing the FFM or injector mannequin.
“Given this situation, car No. 5 is not in compliance with the requirements of Art. 6.6 FIA Technical Regulations. According to Art. 6.6.2 competitors must ensure that a 1.0 litre sample of fuel may be taken from the car at any time. The procedure was followed however the 1.0 litre sample of fuel was unable to be taken.”
Aston Martin have the suitable to enchantment the stewards’ choice however it’s not but clear if they may accomplish that.
The choice is a lift for Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in his title combat in opposition to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen as he strikes up from third to second and will increase his championship lead from six to eight factors, Verstappen additionally scoring an additional level by transferring as much as ninth.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr inherits the ultimate spot on the rostrum, whereas Williams duo Nicholas Latifi and George Russell additionally massively advantages by every scoring two additional factors, taking the staff’s whole to 10.
Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen strikes as much as tenth to take the ultimate level.
Before his disqualification Vettel, who additionally acquired a reprimand for carrying a t-shirt in assist of LBGTQ+ rights throughout the Hungarian nationwide anthem, stated he was “disappointed” not to have the ability to overtake Ocon and win the race.
“I’m a little bit disappointed because I felt I was a little bit faster the majority of the race,” Vettel stated. “But Esteban did not do a single mistake and I did not actually get shut sufficient.
“Obviously, it’s a great result for us but when it is that close for sure you are always looking at the win rather than the second.”
Vettel final suffered the same destiny on the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix when, driving for Red Bull, he was excluded from qualifying for failing to supply a big sufficient gasoline pattern.