Sebastian Vettel was disqualified from the Hungaroring race. Hamilton advances to second place


The governing body, the FIA, said that the technicians had managed to extract only 0.3 liters from the car and that Aston Martin’s claim that no advantage had been obtained for this reason could not be accepted in their defense.

The decision thus promotes Lewis Hamilton in second place, and Carlos Sainz, from Ferrari, in third place.

F1 rules provide that teams must ensure that a one-liter sample of fuel can be taken from the car at any time during the event.

The existence of a smaller amount of fuel can offer a performance advantage, because the consumption of each liter of fuel is equivalent to an average speed higher by about 0.035 seconds per lap.

According to BBC Sport, the team’s director, Otmar Szafnauer, and the technical director, Andrew Green, said that there were 1.44 liters left in the car, but they did not manage to extract them.

Hamilton’s promotion extends his lead in the overall standings to 8 points ahead of Max Verstappen.

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