The Hungarian Grand Prix gave rise to a chaotic start to say the least this Sunday. Fatal to many pilots.
This is unlikely to fix the relationship between the flagship teams Mercedes and Red Bull. After the incredible scenario of the British GP a fortnight ago – and the initial clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen – this time it was Valtteri Bottas who caused trouble from the first corner of the Hungarian GP.
On a wet track, the Finn could not control his Mercedes and went off to collide with Lando Norris’ McLaren, which himself crashed into Max Verstappen’s Red Bull! Bottas, in this bowling game, also spurred Sergio Perez, thus precipitating the abandonment of the latter, in addition to his obviously. From the start also, Lance Stroll for his part hooked Charles Leclerc, for two more withdrawals.
« They played bowling, they took the wrong place, railed the Monegasque driver of the Scuderia Ferrari hot. I knew there was going to be an opportunity today, I tried to watch out for the first brake so it’s frustrating… »Thus neutralized from the outset, the Magyar GP finally set off again with a restart generally observed from the paddocks – all the drivers having opted for a passage to the pits at this time. All… except one! Lewis Hamilton being the only one to have relaunched his car on the track. For a breathtaking scene that does not necessarily pay off tactically …
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