Vettel disqualified from Hungarian GP, loses second place


Sebastian Vettel has been stripped of his second-place finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix due to a fuel regulations breach.

The German was investigated by the stewards on Sunday evening, who have since confirmed that his car did not have a sufficient amount of fuel remaining at the end of the race.

Vettel parked his AMR21 out on the track following the chequered flag, before running back to the paddock for the podium ceremony.

According to the current regulations “competitors must ensure that a 1.0 litre sample of fuel may be taken at any time during the event”.

“After the race it was checked on car number 05 whether a 1.0 litre sample of fuel could be taken from the car,” FIA Formula 1 technical delegate Jo Bauer said in a statement on Sunday evening.

“It was possible to take only a 0.3 litre sample following the procedures laid out in Article 6.6.4 of the 2021 Formula 1 Technical Regulations.

“Therefore I am referring this matter to the stewards for their consideration, as this is not in compliance with Article 6.6.2 of the 2021 Formula One Technical Regulations.”

Since the statement was released, it was confirmed that Vettel has been disqualified.

Vettel had finished the race in second behind Esteban Ocon, who claimed his first victory in F1, while Lewis Hamilton was third.

Carlos Sainz has since been promoted to third, with Hamilton moved into second position.