“Aston Martin requests to exercise the right of review and initiates the appeal process.” This is the title of the official statement through which Lawrence Stroll’s team confirmed what it had already initially hinted at on Sunday. The disqualification of Sebastian Vettel from the order of arrival of the Hungarian Grand Prix in the eyes of Aston Martin it is an injustice and the British team will fight all the way to see 18 crucial points returned in the fight in the Constructors’ standings.
“After Sebastian Vettel finished second in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday 1 August, the German driver was disqualified for failing to take a sample equal to one liter of fuel from his car at the end of the race (a requirement required by the technical regulations of the FIA Formula 1) – continues the note issued by Aston Martin – there was and is no hypothesis that the # 5 AMR21 car benefited from a performance advantage from the alleged regulation violation, or that it was committed deliberately. As the team’s data indicated that there was more than 1.0 liters of fuel in the car after the race – 1.74 liters according to the data – the team immediately reserved its right of appeal, and requested to exercise the right of review in addition to the appeal procedure because uncovered significant and relevant new evidence which were not available to the FIA commissioners at the time of the decision “.
Aston Martin has decided to act as Red Bull had done regarding the penalty imposed on Lewis Hamilton in Great Britain on the occasion of the contact with Max Verstappen punished with a ten-second penalty. The request of the Milton Keynes team was rejected by the Federation, we will see if this legal action of the emerald green team will have more luck. As always, everything depends on the new “significant” elements that the team led by Lawrence Stroll has found (obviously without being able to rely on the analysis of Vettel’s car that was seized).