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Hungarian Grand Prix driver ratings
Bottas explains Hungary Turn 1 smash
Russell shed a tear over points
Ocon's "heart-breaking" call
Alonso on battle with Hamilton

This was race that showcased the best and worst of Formula 1, producing a first time winner and a memorable comeback to a podium finish. Avoiding trouble at the start and astute strategy calls were key to success, but where some drivers took full advantage, others made key errors that cost them dearly

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says there was nothing he could do to rectify his braking error which caused a multi-car accident at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

George Russell says his first Formula 1 points for Williams meant “more than I can put into words”, but was surprised by his teary reaction to the breakthrough in Hungary.

Set to restart the red-flagged Hungarian Grand Prix in second, Esteban Ocon had some doubts when he peeled into the pits to swap his intermediate tyres for slicks. But this "heart-breaking" call was vindicated in spectacular fashion as the Alpine driver staved off race-long pressure from Sebastian Vettel for a memorable maiden Formula 1 victory

Fernando Alonso reckons he taught Lewis Hamilton a better racing line in Formula 1’s 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix that the Mercedes driver then applied to pass Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz.

Hamilton suspects he may have long COVID after Hungary fatigue

Lewis Hamilton thinks he could be suffering the after-effects of contracting coronavirus last year, after being attended to by a team doctor following Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Aston Martin set to appeal Vettel Hungary F1 disqualification Hungarian GP
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Aston Martin set to appeal Vettel Hungary F1 disqualification

The Aston Martin Formula 1 team is to lodge a notice of intention to appeal after Sebastian Vettel was disqualified from his second place in the Hungarian Grand Prix over a fuel issue.

Verstappen rues "freak moments" that cost him F1 points lead Hungarian GP
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Verstappen rues "freak moments" that cost him F1 points lead

Max Verstappen says he's been left disappointed by the "freak moments" that have cost him valuable Formula 1 points following a collision at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Vettel disqualified from Hungarian GP over F1 fuel infringement

Sebastian Vettel has lost his second place in Sunday's Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix after the FIA disqualified the Aston Martin driver for not having enough fuel left in his car.

Ocon credits Alonso for role in shock Hungary F1 race victory Hungarian GP
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Ocon credits Alonso for role in shock Hungary F1 race victory

Esteban Ocon paid tribute to Fernando Alonso for his role in helping him take a shock maiden Formula 1 victory for Alpine in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Vettel at risk of Hungarian GP disqualification over F1 fuel sample

Sebastian Vettel is at risk of being disqualified from Sunday's Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix after the FIA could not take enough of a fuel sample from his car.

Grand Prix race results: Ocon wins wild Hungarian GP F1 Hungarian GP
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Grand Prix race results: Ocon wins wild Hungarian GP F1

Alpine’s Esteban Ocon won a wild and chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring on Sunday, ahead of Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel and new points leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

Red Bull fears another F1 engine loss after Perez's Hungary smash Hungarian GP
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Red Bull fears another F1 engine loss after Perez's Hungary smash

Red Bull fears that it has lost another Honda power unit in the wake of the hit that Sergio Perez took at the first corner of Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Wolff stands by decision to not pit Hamilton before F1 restart Hungarian GP
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Wolff stands by decision to not pit Hamilton before F1 restart

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff believes it was "100% the right decision" for Lewis Hamilton to take the standing restart in Hungary and not pit for slick tyres.

Vettel reprimanded for not removing T-shirt before national anthem

Four Formula 1 drivers including Sebastian Vettel have been reprimanded for failing to remove their T-shirts ahead of the national anthem in Hungary on Sunday.

Hamilton suffering from "dizziness, fatigue" after Hungarian GP Hungarian GP
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Hamilton suffering from "dizziness, fatigue" after Hungarian GP

Lewis Hamilton had to be attended to by a Mercedes Formula 1 team doctor following the Hungarian Grand Prix after suffering from fatigue and dizziness.

Vettel "disappointed" to finish second behind faultless Ocon Hungarian GP
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Vettel "disappointed" to finish second behind faultless Ocon

Sebastian Vettel was "disappointed" to lose out on a first Aston Martin Formula 1 win at the Hungarian Grand Prix, after being stuck all race behind first-time winner Esteban Ocon.

Vettel among drivers summoned over pre-race ceremony procedure

Sebastian Vettel is one of four drivers who has been summoned by the Formula 1 race stewards over the pre-race ceremony procedure ahead of Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hungarian GP: Ocon holds off Vettel to score shock maiden F1 win Hungarian GP
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Hungarian GP: Ocon holds off Vettel to score shock maiden F1 win

Esteban Ocon sensationally beat Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton to win Formula 1's 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix, which was disrupted by a red flag triggered by two Turn 1 pile-ups.

Bottas gets grid penalty for Belgian GP after Hungary crash Hungarian GP
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Bottas gets grid penalty for Belgian GP after Hungary crash

Valtteri Bottas has received a five-place grid penalty for causing the Turn 1 crash involving four cars in Sunday's Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Norris would 'expect more racing the top guys' after Bottas crash Hungarian GP
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Norris would 'expect more racing the top guys' after Bottas crash

Lando Norris says he would "expect a little bit more" when racing leading Formula 1 drivers after being taken out in a first-lap crash with Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas.

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career Prime

The F1 champion who became an Indy king in his second career

Emerson Fittipaldi’s decision to go racing with his brother led to him falling out of F1, but he bloomed again on the IndyCar scene. NIGEL ROEBUCK considers a career of two halves

Why Mercedes is pleased to be in the Hungary hunt at a 'Red Bull track'

Mercedes ended Friday practice at the Hungaroring with a clear gap to Red Bull thanks to Valtteri Bottas’s pace in topping FP2. But there are other reasons why the Black Arrows squad feels satisfied with its progress so far at a track many Formula 1 observers reckon favours Red Bull overall...

How Red Bull endured its second car crash in two weeks Prime

How Red Bull endured its second car crash in two weeks

OPINION: Red Bull was justified to be upset that Lewis Hamilton survived his British GP clash with Max Verstappen and went on to win. But its attempts to lobby the FIA to reconsider the severity of Hamilton's in-race penalty were always likely to backfire, and have only succeeded in creating a PR disaster that will distract from its on-track efforts

The ‘screaming’ F1 engine future that may not be out of reach Prime

The ‘screaming’ F1 engine future that may not be out of reach

OPINION: It wasn't just the Verstappen/Hamilton clash that had the Red Bull and Mercedes bosses at loggerheads at Silverstone, with the nature of Formula 1's 2025 engines also subject for disagreement. But hopes to have loud, emotive engines that are also environmentally friendly don't have to be opposed.