Vettel was excluded from the final race results at the Hungaroring after Aston Martin failed to provide a 1.o-litre fuel sample after the race.

The team’s right to review Vettel’s disqualification was dismissed by the stewards on Monday despite Aston Martin revealing that a fuel cell failure was the reason for the team being unable to provide an adequate fuel sample.

The FIA could only extract 0.3 litres of fuel from Vettel’s car, even though Aston Martin believed there was 1.74 litres initially.

The stewards accepted Aston Martin’s claim that the fuel cell failure resulted in more fuel being used than expected, although the FIA agreed that it fell short of being “significant and relevant” because the reasons for being unable to do so are deemed to be irrelevant. 

While Aston Martin has had its right to review dismissed, it could launch a case with the FIA International Court of Appeal having already initiated the appeal procedure.

In a statement released by the team on Monday evening, Aston Martin team boss Otmar Szafnauer said it’s “now considering its position in respect of its outstanding appeal”.

“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,” Szafnauer said.

“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 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.”