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Aston Martin withdraws appeal against Vettel Hungary DQ

Aston Martin has withdrawn its appeal against Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification from Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Tsunoda: Italy move has improved approach to F1 races Hungarian GP
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Tsunoda: Italy move has improved approach to F1 races

Yuki Tsunoda says a relocation to Italy to be closer to the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team was “definitely a good decision” resulting in a much improved approach to races.

Why F1 ace Ricciardo has changed his mind on sim racing

Daniel Ricciardo has loved the official Formula 1 games ever since the first PlayStation title burst on to the scene in 1995.

Why it's too early to call F1's sprint race a success

OPINION: While the architects of Formula 1’s experimental ‘Sprint’ concept have declared victory, Stuart Codling says that at best it’s a qualified success – and considerably more data is required before enshrining it as a fixture in grand prix weekends

Why Red Bull F1 switch is like a ‘different category’ to Perez Hungarian GP
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Why Red Bull F1 switch is like a ‘different category’ to Perez

Sergio Perez makes no bones of the fact that his adaptation to Red Bull’s Formula 1 car has been harder than he anticipated.

Tost gives "competitive" AlphaTauri 5/10 for first half of F1 2021

AlphaTauri Formula 1 team boss Franz Tost has given his team a score of 5/10 for its first half of the 2021 season, saying the Faenza team will "have to get it together" to fight for P5 in the championship.

Renault's F1 engine chief Taffin departs company Hungarian GP
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Renault's F1 engine chief Taffin departs company

Renault stalwart Remi Taffin, who was the French car manufacturer’s Formula 1 engine technical director, has left the company.

Aston Martin fails in F1 review bid of Vettel's Hungarian GP DQ Hungarian GP
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Aston Martin fails in F1 review bid of Vettel's Hungarian GP DQ

Aston Martin has failed in its bid to seek a review of Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification from Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix, after an FIA hearing on Monday.

How Hamilton has lifted Norris’ F1 self-belief: on and off track

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris makes no bones of the fact that he is a bit of a self-doubter.

Gasly expects more F1 podium chances after Hungary miss

Pierre Gasly says there will be more "opportunities" for AlphaTauri to score a podium in the 2021 Formula 1 season after an opening lap incident dropped him out of contention from the "crazy" Hungarian Grand Prix.

What Alpine found to turn around Ocon's F1 slump

It is hard to believe that Esteban Ocon's triumph at Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix came just two races after he found himself dumped out of Q1 for the second event running.

Ferrari: Sainz right to question F1 strategy during Hungarian GP

Mattia Binotto took no issue with how Carlos Sainz questioned Ferrari’s Formula 1 strategy calls in Hungary on Sunday, saying the two-way debate was proof of good communication.

Aston Martin confirms F1 appeal on Vettel's Hungarian GP disqualification Hungarian GP
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Aston Martin confirms F1 appeal on Vettel's Hungarian GP disqualification

The Aston Martin Formula 1 team has confirmed its intention to push ahead with the appeal against Sebastian Vettel’s exclusion from the Hungarian GP.

How Hungarian GP thriller sounded alarm bell for F1 2022 cars

OPINION: The 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix may not have been a thrill-a-minute overtaking fest, but it's a race that will live long in the memory as one of the best of the current era of Formula 1. And as Formula 1 moves to regulations in 2022 aimed at boosting overtaking, Hungary showed the balance it must strike with its new machinery as not to deny similarly tense spectacles

How queue-jumping Russell avoided an F1 penalty in Hungary Hungarian GP
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How queue-jumping Russell avoided an F1 penalty in Hungary

Formula 1’s top stars know that if they no longer go for a gap that exists, they are no longer a racing driver. So when George Russell saw a big gap at the pit lane exit ahead of the restart at the Hungarian Grand Prix, he went for it.

Hamilton ‘proud’ of Vettel for F1 stand with ‘Same Love’ t-shirt

Lewis Hamilton felt “proud” of Sebastian Vettel for standing up for LGBTQ+ rights in Hungary last weekend after the Aston Martin Formula 1 driver was reprimanded for breaking FIA protocol.

Alonso "incredible" in F1 defence against Hamilton - Alpine Hungarian GP
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Alonso "incredible" in F1 defence against Hamilton - Alpine

Alpine Formula 1 has praised Fernando Alonso's role in helping teammate Esteban Ocon win the Hungarian Grand Prix, saying the Spaniard was "absolutely incredible" in holding up Lewis Hamilton.

Was Hamilton's Hungary solo start a good or bad look for F1?

OPINION: Different perspectives had Lewis Hamilton’s solo second standing start in Formula 1’s 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix as fabulous or farcical. But did it make the championship appear too silly for the sake of a moment of high-charged sporting drama?

Alpine pitwall realised Ocon would win with three laps to go Hungarian GP
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Alpine pitwall realised Ocon would win with three laps to go

Alpine Formula 1 chief Marcin Budkowski says the team realised Esteban Ocon was set to win in Hungary with three laps to go after Lewis Hamilton’s charge was stalled.

Wolff: Bottas Hungary crash won’t influence 2022 F1 driver decision

Toto Wolff says Valtteri Bottas’s first-corner crash in Hungary will not have any impact on Mercedes’ Formula 1 driver decision for 2022.

Mercedes baffled by Red Bull's 'odd' F1 wing choice Hungarian GP
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Mercedes baffled by Red Bull's 'odd' F1 wing choice

Mercedes says it was slightly baffled by Red Bull’s ‘odd’ decision not to use its maximum downforce wing at Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Brawn defends Alonso's "tough" defensive F1 moves on Hamilton Hungarian GP
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Brawn defends Alonso's "tough" defensive F1 moves on Hamilton

Ross Brawn believes that Fernando Alonso’s “tough” defensive moves in Hungary were fair despite sparking an in-race complaint from Lewis Hamilton, making for a “brilliant” Formula 1 battle.

Raikkonen's F1 pitlane clash with Mazepin caused by traffic light issue Hungarian GP
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Raikkonen's F1 pitlane clash with Mazepin caused by traffic light issue

Kimi Raikkonen's clash with Nikita Mazepin in the pit lane during Sunday's Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix was caused by an issue with the Alfa Romeo's traffic light system.

How would F1 have dealt with no cars on the grid? Hungarian GP
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How would F1 have dealt with no cars on the grid?

The resumption of the red-flagged Hungarian Grand Prix delivered one of the most bizarre race starts in Formula 1 history.

Leclerc: Stroll's Hungarian GP F1 start move "unrealistic" Hungarian GP
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Leclerc: Stroll's Hungarian GP F1 start move "unrealistic"

Charles Leclerc believes Lance Stroll was “unrealistic” in his Hungary Formula 1 move that caused their race-ending accident at Turn 1, feeling it was “not really a small mistake”.

Masi explains why F1 drivers landed T-shirt reprimands Hungarian GP
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Masi explains why F1 drivers landed T-shirt reprimands

FIA race director Michael Masi has clarified why four Formula 1 drivers received reprimands for wearing T-shirts during the national anthem ceremony before the Hungarian GP.

Why unseen Hungary heroics could be Latifi's making

The chaotic start to the Hungarian GP set the scene for F1's less heralded drivers to make a name for themselves. Esteban Ocon did just that to win in fine style, but further down the order one driver was making his first visit to the points and - while the circumstances were fortunate - took full advantage of the chance presented to him

The images that reveal Verstappen's missing half F1 car Hungarian GP
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The images that reveal Verstappen's missing half F1 car

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner joked after the Hungarian Grand Prix that Max Verstappen had been left with less downforce than Mick Schumacher's Haas after the first corner pile-up.

Ferrari forced to write off Leclerc's F1 engine after Hungary crash Hungarian GP
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Ferrari forced to write off Leclerc's F1 engine after Hungary crash

Charles Leclerc is set for grid penalties later this year after Ferrari discovered his engine was written off in his crash with Lance Stroll at Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix.

George Russell surprised by tears over first F1 points for Williams

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.

Bottas: Nothing I could do to avoid causing F1 smash after mistake Hungarian GP
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Bottas: Nothing I could do to avoid causing F1 smash after mistake

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.

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.

Alonso taught Hamilton the F1 racing line in Hungarian GP

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.

Guilty rivals should pay for F1 crash damage, says Ferrari Hungarian GP
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Guilty rivals should pay for F1 crash damage, says Ferrari

Ferrari believes Formula 1 should consider having teams pay for the repairs of other cars if their driver is found guilty of causing an accident.

FIA tweaks Hungarian GP final classification amid Vettel F1 appeal

The FIA has amended the final classification for Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix following intrigue over Sebastian Vettel's runner-up position.

Ocon didn't feel "rusty" fighting for first win since GP3 in 2015 Hungarian GP
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Ocon didn't feel "rusty" fighting for first win since GP3 in 2015

Esteban Ocon says the he didn't feel "rusty" fighting for his first race win in over six years during Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, scoring a shock maiden Formula 1 victory.

10 things we learned from the F1's 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungarian GP
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10 things we learned from the F1's 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix

Formula 1 packed plenty into its final round before the summer break, with drama and controversy both on and off the track at the Hungaroring. Motorsport.com picks out the major talking points from the Hungarian Grand Prix, including some superstar performances, others feeling the pressure and the latest twist in feud between the title fighters

Vettel's fuel sample DQ: Why it happened and what comes next

Will Aston Martin be able to hold on to Sebastian Vettel's hard-earned second place in the Hungarian GP after the FIA failed to draw a large enough fuel sample from his car?

Hungarian Grand Prix driver ratings

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

The "heart-breaking" call that led to Ocon's Hungarian GP triumph

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

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.

Leclerc leads criticism of ‘bowling game’ after Turn 1 crashes Hungarian GP
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Leclerc leads criticism of ‘bowling game’ after Turn 1 crashes

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc called the Turn 1 incidents in Hungary a “bowling game” after being taken out of the race by Lance Stroll in damp conditions.

Hungarian GP red-flagged as Bottas triggers Turn 1 crash Hungarian GP
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Hungarian GP red-flagged as Bottas triggers Turn 1 crash

The Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix has been red-flagged on lap 3 after a multi-car crash at Turn 1 that left debris strewn across the track.

The Hungarian GP as it happened

Live updates from race day for the Hungarian GP at the Hungaroring.

Russell felt "car was driving me" after first Q1 exit of 2021 Hungarian GP
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Russell felt "car was driving me" after first Q1 exit of 2021

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell admitted that “the car was driving me” in Hungary after failing to progress from Q1 for the first time in 2021.

Wolff: Hungary pace consolidates Mercedes’ Silverstone upgrades Hungarian GP
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Wolff: Hungary pace consolidates Mercedes’ Silverstone upgrades

Toto Wolff felt Mercedes’ front row lockout for the Hungarian Grand Prix consolidated the performance gains made with its Formula 1 car upgrades introduced at Silverstone.