Despite Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel being disqualified for a post-race fuel infringement, the German was still listed as finishing second when the FIA issued its 'final race classification' on Sunday evening.

The FIA has now reissued the final results from the Hungarian GP with Vettel marked as disqualified after the error was highlighted.

It means everyone below Vettel moves up one position and scores extra points, with Hamilton promoted to second and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz inheriting the final spot on the podium in third place.

Hamilton’s P2 finish means the seven-time world champion now holds an eight-point advantage over title rival Max Verstappen, who himself has moved up to ninth.

In other developments, Ferrari has jumped up to third place in the constructors’ championship having drawn level on points with McLaren. 

Williams duo Nicholas Latifi and George Russell are promoted to seventh and eighth place respectively, marking both of their best results in F1 and boosting the British squad’s tally of points up to 10.

Behind Verstappen, Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen has been boosted into 10th to take the final point on offer.

Aston Martin could yet appeal Vettel’s disqualification, though the Silverstone-based outfit is yet to confirm whether it will protest the decision.

It has a 72-hour window to do so, otherwise the result will stand.

Updated 2021 world championship points standings:

1Lewis HamiltonGBRMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team4195
2Max VerstappenNEDRed Bull Racing5187
3Lando NorrisGBRMcLaren F1 Team0113
4Valtteri BottasFINMercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team0108
5Sergio PerezMEXRed Bull Racing1104
6Carlos SainzESPScuderia Ferrari Misson Winnow083
7Charles LeclercMONScuderia Ferrari Misson Winnow080
8Daniel RicciardoAUSMcLaren F1 Team050
9Pierre GaslyFRAScuderia AlphaTauri Honda049
10Esteban OconFRAAlpine F1 Team139
11Fernando AlonsoESPAlpine F1 Team038
12Sebastian VettelGERAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team030
13Yuki TsunodaJPNScuderia AlphaTauri Honda018
14Lance StrollCANAston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team018
15Nicholas LatifiCANWilliams Racing06
16George RussellGBRWilliams Racing04
17Kimi RaikkonenFINAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen02
18Antonio GiovinazziITAAlfa Romeo Racing Orlen01
19Mick SchumacherGERUralkali Haas F1 Team00
20Nikita MazepinRUSUralkali Haas F1 Team00
1Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team4303
2Red Bull Racing6291
3Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow0163
4McLaren F1 Team0163
5Alpine F1 Team177
6Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda067
7Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team048
8Williams Racing010
9Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen02
10Uralkali Haas F1 Team00