The German was unable to provide the required amount of fuel for sampling.
Sebastian Vettel’s Hungarian Grand Prix ended in disaster after the German was disqualified for failing to present the required amount of fuel for post-race sampling.
Prior to the race, Vettel made news and gained recognition for wearing a rainbow t-shirt with the phrase “same love” across the front, as well as a rainbow mask, clearly sending a message to Hungary’s right-wing government. Then he crossed the finish line in second place, but his afternoon ended in disappointment.
Vettel’s team was only able to produce 0.3 litres of fuel for sampling, resulting in a punishment. At 20:20 CEST, an official was called up to testify, and the decision to disqualify the driver was managed to reach at 22:00 CEST.
“It was not possible to take the 1.0 litre sample from the car,” the official sanction stated.
“The team was given several opportunities to attempt to remove the required amount of fuel from the tank, however it was only possible to pump 0.3 litres out.”
Following Vettel’s disqualification, Carlos Sainz climbed to third place, his second podium finish with Ferrari and fourth of his career, following two with McLaren.
In terms of the drivers’ championship, Hamilton finished second instead of third, and Max Verstappen finished ninth instead of tenth as a result of the disqualification. That’s fantastic news for Hamilton, because the gap between third and second is higher than the gap between tenth and ninth. As a result, the Englishman now leads the Dutchman by eight points.
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