As the turmoil surrounding the Hungarian Grand Prix develops, Sebastian Vettel “may be stripped of second.”
After an FIA examination regarding fuel levels, Sebastian Vettel could be disqualified from the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel of Aston Martin could be disqualified from the Hungarian Grand Prix after being summoned to the stewards for allegedly failing to display one litre of fuel in his car’s tank at the finish line. In Budapest, the four-time world champion held off a determined Lewis Hamilton for second place, while Alpine’s Esteban Ocon ruled supreme amid the pandemonium.
All eyes were on Hamilton, who began on pole, with title challenger Max Verstappen lining up third behind Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas, as the two attempted to put the drama of Silverstone behind them.
Verstappen, on the other hand, was involved in another first-lap incident, this time with Bottas colliding with Lando Norris, catapulting the McLaren driver into the side of the Red Bull and bringing out the red flag.
Verstappen was able to finish the race, but Bottas and Norris were forced to retire due to excessive damage, with the Finn receiving a five-place grid penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Despite the rain clearing up in Budapest, Hamilton led the race to the grid for the restart. As the remaining drivers filtered into the pits to change from intermediates to slicks, the seven-time world champion lined up on the grid, cutting a lonely figure.
In a remarkable turn of circumstances, the Mercedes team then told him to return to the pits. He then had to pay the price for their defiance, falling to 15th position.
He fought back, cutting his way through the back of the field and engaging in a thrilling battle with Fernando Alonso to finish a solid third behind Vettel and Ocon, regaining control of the championship standings.
The drama didn’t end after the race, as the German’s second-place finish could potentially be jeopardized due to a lack of fuel in his tank.
According to FIA standards, you require 1.0 liters, but they could only take 0.3 liters from his automobile.
After that, he was reported to the stewards, and George Russell was able to follow after he came to a halt soon after the red flag.
Vettel’s second podium of the season, although he is in danger of being kicked out of the. “Brinkwire Summary News.”