Aston Martin will let the information determine whether or not they enchantment Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification from second place on the Hungarian Grand Prix, the System One crew mentioned on Monday.
The choice has a bearing on the title battle between Mercedes’ seven-times champion Lewis Hamilton, who stands to inherit second place within the race, and Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen who would transfer as much as ninth.
“We are actually analysing knowledge so as to determine whether or not to enchantment or not,” mentioned a crew spokesman on Monday.
Vettel, a four-times world champion, was disqualified after the governing FIA was unable to extract the required litre of gas from his automobile post-race.
Aston Martin gave discover of their intention to enchantment on the Hungaroring on Sunday night time and have a 96-hour window to determine whether or not to take it any additional or settle for the lack of 18 factors.
“Since we had cause to consider that there was a couple of litre of gas in Sebastian Vettel’s automobile after the Hungarian Grand Prix, we determined to order our proper to enchantment” mentioned the spokesman.
Vettel’s automobile has been sealed and impounded by the FIA, with System One about to begin a three-week August break.
If Aston Martin do proceed, the end result may even be intently watched by these additional down the pecking order.
Former champions Williams scored their first factors since 2019 on Sunday to go eighth general and forward of Alfa Romeo in addition to Haas.
If Vettel is faraway from the outcomes, Williams would accumulate 10 factors slightly than six, a major distinction amongst tail-enders for whom each level is a battle.
Haas principal Guenther Steiner, whose crew have but to attain in 2021, was sceptical in regards to the probabilities of any eventual enchantment.
“Perhaps within the process to get the gas out, there’s something,” he informed reporters on Monday. “If there was solely that quantity of gas, it is black and white. There may be nothing in-between.
“I do not know if there was a difficulty to take the gas out and so they could not get all the things out…”
Aston Martin boss Otmar Szafnauer mentioned there ought to have been 1.74 litres of gas left and advised an issue with a pump. The info will present how a lot gas went in and the way a lot was consumed.