Aston Martin have withdrawn their appeal against Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification from the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Vettel came home second in Hungary, but subsequently were discovered not to have one liter of fuel left in the system after the race. The rules stated this meant a disqualification, promoting Lewis Hamilton to second and Carlos Sainz onto the podium.
Aston Martin appealed the decision, but the appeal was dismissed earlier this week. The team has subsequently withdrawn its appeal, accepting the disqualification. They issued a statement confirming their appeal withdrawal.
“Having considered our position and having noted the FIA stewards’ verdict that there was clear new evidence of a fuel system failure, we have nonetheless withdrawn our appeal on the basis that we believe doing so outweighs the benefits of it being heard,” the statement read.
This means Aston Martin loses 18 points for second place, dropping them well behind rivals Alpine and AlphaTauri, who scored well in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Formula 1 action returns in Belgium at the end of the month.