Esteban Ocon of France wins the Hungarian Grand Prix and is a Formula 1 race winner for the first time. The Frenchman ended ahead of Sebastian Vettel (P2) and Lewis Hamilton (P3) in a chaotic race in Hungary on Sunday.
— Alpine F1 Team (@AlpineF1Team) August 1, 2021
Lewis Hamilton was lowered to the last place following a tactical mistake. The British pulled his route through the field past Fernando Alonso and finalised being at the third position behind Ocon and Sebastian Vettel in the Aston Martin.
“What a moment! It feels so good!,” the Hungarian GP winner said.
“It’s fantastic, what can I say? Congrats to Fernando (Alonso) as well, I think the win is also thanks to him with the fight that he did. It’s teamwork, it’s been a fantastic day!” Ocon added.
Max Verstappen got involved in an accident and his Red Bull was damaged in the collision after which, five cars were affected by the occurrence were taken out that ultimately made him finish 10th.
Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes aroused a cycle of crashes on the opening turn that resulted in taking him out of the race as well as Sergio Perez of Red Bull, Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, Lance Stroll’s Aston Martin and Lando Norris’ McLaren.
“Luck hasn’t been on our side for the first half of the season mad it definitely wasn’t today. Huge shame as it was a big opportunity,” tweeted Leclerc.
Luck hasn't been on our side for the first half of the season and it definitely wasn't today. Huge shame as it was a big opportunity. pic.twitter.com/EV4bSZ6fiy
— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) August 1, 2021
Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton is currently seeing the team doctor as he suffered from fatigue and mild dizziness as updated by Mercedes.
UPDATE: @LewisHamilton is currently seeing the team doctor, suffering from fatigue and mild dizziness.
— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team (@MercedesAMGF1) August 1, 2021
Hamilton is currently leading the championship while Verstappen is six points behind the Briton.
Hamilton regains the lead of the championship, but Verstappen is just SIX points behind as we head into the break 🤏
— Formula 1 (@F1) August 1, 2021