Aston Martin says that it is considering options after its request to review Sebastian Vettel’s Hungarian Grand Prix disqualification was denied by the FIA.
Following the race in Budapest, Vettel’s car failed to produce a 1.0-litre fuel sample, breaching the technical regulations.
As a result, his second-place finish was stripped before Aston Martin lodged a right to review the punishment.
A hearing concluded that a fuel system failure saw a significant amount of fuel discharged from the car post-race, which meant Aston Martin could not produce the required sample.
The team asserts that it did not benefit “from a performance advantage” during the race.
Having failed in the process of reinstating its podium result, the team says that it is now “considering its position in respect of its outstanding appeal”.
Team Principal Otmar Szafnauer said: “Sebastian drove brilliantly in Hungary and we are pleased to have been given the opportunity to show significant new evidence that we discovered since the race.
“We felt that the evidence we presented was relevant and demonstrated to the FIA that he should have been reinstated following his disqualification.
“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’.
“That is disappointing, and we will now consider our position in respect of the full appeal process.”