Sebastian Vettel’s second-place finish in the Hungarian Grand Prix is in doubt as his car contained insufficient fuel at the end of the race.
The F1 technical regulations state: “Competitors must ensure that a one-litre sample of fuel may be taken from the car at any time during the event.”
Vettel stopped his Aston Martin on-track after taking the chequered flag and returned to the pits on foot. His race engineer Chris Cronin advised him on the radio to drive “super-slow” and “save fuel” after he crossed the line, then later on the lap told him to “stop in a safe place”, which he did.
A team representative has been summoned to appear before the stewards at 8:20pm local time.
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