Following the Hungarian Grand Prix, stewards could only extract 0.3L from the car, below the 1L requirement for post-race inspection.
Earlier in the week, the FIA confirmed that the team’s pursuit of a Right to Review had been dismissed due to the level of evidence brought forward by Aston Martin.
The team presented data that indicated a fault had led to the fuel levels being insufficient after the race which was dismissed. Even with a technical fault, the team was found to have had less than the 1L of fuel in the car, necessitating a disqualification.
“We felt that the evidence we presented was relevant and demonstrated to the FIA that he should have been reinstated following his disqualification,” team boss Otmar Szafnauer said of the Right to Review rejection.
“Unfortunately, the FIA took a different view and, despite the fact that that the accuracy of our new evidence was not contested, Sebastian’s disqualification has been upheld on the basis that the new evidence was not deemed ‘relevant’.”