The deadline (Thursday) by which Aston Martin can present is approaching appeal against the disqualification of Sebastian Vettel at the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix. During the lap of honor, the German driver parked his car in the escape route at Curva-12 and the commissioners were unable to extract the liter of fuel required by the regulation, stopping at 300 milliliters, less than half the required sample.
George Russell, unlike the former Ferrari driver, as soon as he crossed the finish line parked his Williams on the right so as not to risk being stolen the first precious points won by the standard-bearer of the Grove team for the issue linked to the petrol left in the tank, an aspect that – for now – has sentenced Vettel to disqualification. The team now in possession of the Dorilton Capital investment group therefore proved lucid and cold for the second time in a Hungarian Grand Prix in which the men led by Jost Capito were truly commendable both in promptly avoiding that Russell ran into a penalty after overtaking several cars in the pit lane, both in managing the race and in stopping the British driver immediately after the checkered flag.
A shrewdness that according to the German journalist of the newspaper Auto Motor und Sport Michael Schmidt should also have taken the Aston Martin: “Already during the last lap according to what the FIA reports in the petrol pump the pressure was negative and this is a clear sign that there is very little fuel left in the tank – his words about the epilogue of the Grand Prix for Sebastian Vettel – the team must be reproached. They had to tell Sebastian to park the car right away like Russell did. By doing so, perhaps there would have been hope of providing the FIA delegates with a sample of fuel sufficient to prevent disqualification ”.