Lewis Hamilton missed the chance to claim his 100th victory, but took the lead in the championship as Frenchman Esteban Ocon pushed his way through a chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday to claim his very first victory.
After a tactical error that dropped poleman Hamilton to last place, the Briton made his way through the peloton, finally overtaking his Alpine teammate from Ocon, Fernando Alonso, to finish third behind the Frenchman and Sebastian Vettel in the Aston Martin.
” What moment ! It is so good ! Ocon said.
“It’s fantastic, what can I say? Congratulations to Fernando (Alonso) too, I think the victory is also thanks to him with the fight he led.
“It’s a team effort, it was a fantastic day! “
Max Verstappen’s Red Bull was damaged in a first-lap crash that resulted in the death of five cars, and he ultimately finished 10th, leaving Hamilton to take a six-point championship lead.
Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas sparked a series of collisions in the first corner that not only took him out of the race, but also resulted in Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, Lance Stroll’s Aston Martin and the McLaren by Lando Norris.
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