Sebastian Vettel Disqualified From Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton Becomes 2nd
20:28 GMT 01.08.2021 (Updated: 21:09 GMT 01.08.2021)
© REUTERS / DAVID W CERNYFormula One F1 - Hungarian Grand Prix - Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary - August 1, 2021 Second placed Sebastian Vettel of Aston Martin, first placed Esteban Ocon of Alpine and third placed Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes on the podium after the race
© REUTERS / DAVID W CERNY
The 11th stage of the Formula 1, the highest class of international auto racing, was held this year in Hungary with the final race kicked off at 3 pm, local time, on Sunday.
German racing driver Sebastian Vettel has been disqualified from the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday, giving way to Lewis Hamilton, who has moved up to second place.
The driver, who finished second to French racing driver Esteban Ocon at the Hungarian GP, has fallen out of the prizewinners podium after "stewards were unable to take the required amount of fuel for sampling following the race," according to a tweet from Formula 1.
Lewis Hamilton has climbed to second place, while Ferrari's Carlos Sainz has taken third.
Earlier on Sunday, FIA F1 said that technical delegate Jo Bauer had noted Vettel's Aston Martin car had contained an insufficient amount of fuel after the driver finished the race. “It was possible to take only a 0.3 litre sample,” he said.
The tournament technical crew must ensure that not less than one litre sample fuel be taken out of a car at any part of the race, according to F1 rules.