Vettel was excluded from the results after finishing second due to the FIA being unable to take the mandatory one-litre sample of fuel from the German’s car following the race.

The FIA said it was only able to remove 0.3 litres of fuel from Vettel’s car, but Aston Martin were adamant there was 1.74 litres left in the car and indicated their intention to appeal the disqualification.

On Thursday, Aston Martin confirmed it has formally launched an appeal after discovering “significant new evidence” which was unavailable at the time of the stewards’ decision.

A team statement read: “After Sebastian Vettel’s drive to second place on the road in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday August 1st, he was disqualified from the results when a 1.0-litre sample of fuel was not able to be taken from his car after the race (a requirement as set out in the FIA Formula One Technical Regulations).

“There was and is no suggestion that Vettel’s Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team AMR21 car benefited from a performance advantage from the alleged regulatory breach, or that it was deliberate.

“Since the team’s data indicated that there was more than 1.0 litre of fuel in the car after the race – 1.74 litres according to the data – the team immediately reserved its right to appeal, and has requested a right of review alongside the appeal procedure, as a result of having discovered significant new evidence relevant to the sanction which was unavailable to it at the time of the FIA stewards' decision.”

The decision to strip Vettel of his podium finish meant that Lewis Hamilton was promoted to second and extended his world championship lead over main rival Max Verstappen to eight points.

On Friday afternoon, the FIA announced that it will review Aston Martin's new evidence on Monday.