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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. Autosport 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 failure: Why it happened and what comes next

Aston Martin faces a tough challenge to keep Sebastian Vettel's second place in Sunday's Formula 1 Hungarian GP after the FIA was unable to provide a large enough fuel sample.

Autosport Podcast: Hungarian GP review

Formula 1 rode into its summer break on a high after a dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix that saw Esteban Ocon seize the moment to score a shock maiden victory.

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.

Bottas couldn't avoid Hungary F1 Turn 1 smash after mistake

Mercedes' 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 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix.

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

Iron Lynx Ferrari: Pier Guidi's drive "history making" in Spa 24 Hours win

Alessandro Pier Guidi's late-race charge that sealed Ferrari's first outright Spa 24 Hours victory since 2004 has been hailed as "history making" by his Iron Lynx team boss.

Supercars working on direct Bathurst flights amid COVID disruption

Supercars is working on a boost in direct flights in an out of Bathurst over the Great Race weekend so teams and fans don't need to travel through Sydney.

Frijns signs new Envision Virgin Formula E deal for 2021/22 season

Robin Frijns has re-signed with Envision Virgin Racing to contest a fourth-straight Formula E season for the Audi powertrain customer squad in 2022. 

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

Alonso taught Hamilton the racing line in F1 Hungarian GP battle

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 Jr.

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.

Hamilton suspects he may have long COVID after Hungarian GP 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.

Which F1 records does Lewis Hamilton have? Most wins, poles and more

Lewis Hamilton is one of the most successful drivers in the history of Formula 1, but which records does he currently hold?

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 GP for a fuel issue.

Vettel loses second place in F1 Hungarian GP with insufficient fuel sample

Sebastian Vettel has lost 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.

Vettel at risk of Hungary F1 DSQ over lack of 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.

Oulton Park BTCC: Proctor wins after Sutton collision

Senna Proctor took victory in the reversed-grid finale to the British Touring Car Championship round at Oulton Park after a first-corner collision with Ash Sutton.

Red Bull fears another engine loss after Hungarian GP 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.

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.

Wolff stands by decision to not pit Hamilton before standing 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.

Hamilton suffering from "dizziness and fatigue" after F1 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.

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 "disappointed" to finish second in Hungary 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.

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.

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.

Oulton Park BTCC: Butcher claims his maiden Toyota win

Rory Butcher scored the first win of his relationship with the Speedworks Motorsport Toyota team in the second British Touring Car Championship race of the day at Oulton Park.

F1 Hungarian GP: Ocon holds off Vettel, Hamilton to take sensational 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.

Iron Lynx claims first Ferrari Spa 24 Hours victory since 2004

The Iron Lynx squad claimed a dramatic first victory for Ferrari in the Spa 24 Hours since 2004 thanks to a bold move from Alessandro Pier Guidi in the closing minutes.

Bottas handed 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

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

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.

Plato absolved of blame for BTCC Oulton Park race one Oliphant crash

Two-time British Touring Car champion Jason Plato has been absolved of blame for the accident that caused a red flag in the first race of the day at Oulton Park.

Oulton Park BTCC: Rowbottom beats Shedden for maiden win after red flag

Dan Rowbottom scored his first British Touring Car Championship victory in a dramatic Oulton Park opener that was interrupted by a red flag for a heavy crash.

Hungarian GP under early red flag after multi-car crashes at Turn 1

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.

F1 Hungarian GP Live commentary and updates - Race

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

Wolff: Hungary pace consolidates Mercedes’ Silverstone F1 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.

Russell felt "car was driving me" after first Q1 exit of F1 2021 season

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.

The F1 techniques club racers can use to go faster Plus

The F1 techniques club racers can use to go faster

Mercedes engineer James Wingfield is used to data in his F1 day job, but the Caterham racer shows how grassroots club drivers can also benefit from the tool

Alonso: Potential Hungary F1 Turn 1 ‘trouble’ requires clever start

Fernando Alonso says being “clever” into Turn 1 of Formula 1’s 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix will earn “positions for free” should Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collide once again.

Hamilton hopes Red Bull reflects on "unacceptable" remarks

Lewis Hamilton hopes Red Bull will use Formula 1’s summer break to reflect on its behaviour, after claiming the team’s recent aggressive remarks were ‘unacceptable’ and incited this weekend’s booing.

Fundraising page launched after marshal death at Brands Hatch

A fundraising page has been set up to "raise money for the family and friends" of a marshal who died in a crash at Brands Hatch on Saturday.

Ricciardo: Current F1 form is a 'sad reality' for now

Daniel Ricciardo says his ongoing qualifying difficulties are proof of the ‘sad reality’ he is facing in Formula 1 at the moment.

Hungary F3: Hauger beats Leclerc to win wet third race behind safety car

Championship leader Dennis Hauger took his third win of the season in FIA Formula 3 at the Hungaroring, conquering a wet race to lead a Prema 1-2.

Verstappen receives new Honda F1 engine ahead of Hungary race

Max Verstappen will take a fresh engine – his third and final one of the Formula 1 season – for the Hungarian Grand Prix, after Honda detected a problem overnight.

Spa 24 Hours: Iron Lynx Ferrari leads Audi after 18 hours

The Iron Lynx Ferrari outfit maintained its lead in the Spa 24 Hours as the race hit the 18-hour mark, albeit with a reduced advantage over the best of the Team WRT Audis.

Aitken sustained fractures in Spa 24 Hours crash

Williams Formula 1 reserve Jack Aitken sustained fractures to his collarbone and a vertebra in the multi-car accident at Eau Rouge in the Spa 24 Hours on Saturday.

Hamilton: 'YMCA' song helped motivate me to Hungary GP F1 pole

Lewis Hamilton was motivated by having the song ‘YMCA’ by the Village People “on my mind the whole session” as he scored pole for Formula 1’s 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Porsche's Vanthoor hospitalised after Spa paddock accident

Factory Porsche driver Laurens Vanthoor has been taken to hospital following a paddock accident during the Spa 24 Hours.

Spa 24 Hours: Iron Lynx Ferrari still leads at halfway

The Iron Lynx Ferrari squad remained in control of the Spa 24 Hours as the Belgian endurance classic reached the halfway mark.

Spa 24 Hours: #51 Iron Lynx Ferrari leads after six hours

The Iron Lynx Ferrari driven Alessandro Pier Guidi, Nicklas Nielsen and Come Ledogar lead the Spa 24 Hours at one-quarter distance.

Marshal dies after crash at Brands Hatch

A marshal has died following a crash at a British Automobile Racing Club meeting at Brands Hatch on Saturday.

Why Hamilton's Verstappen 'gamesmanship' wasn't an F1 rules breach

Lewis Hamilton’s slow final Q3 out-lap in front of Max Verstappen at the Hungarian Grand Prix reignited intrigue about the ongoing rivalry between Formula 1’s title protagonists.

Steiner fed up with "too frequent and too heavy" Haas F1 crashes

Gunther Steiner says that Haas’s crashes are becoming “too frequent and too heavy” after another incident involving Mick Schumacher in final Formula 1 practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position ahead of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas for the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Wolff: Boos against Hamilton ‘consequence’ of Silverstone fallout

Toto Wolff believes the boos directed at Lewis Hamilton after Formula 1 qualifying in Hungary were a “consequence” of the fallout from his Silverstone crash with Max Verstappen.

Hungary F3: Nannini takes maiden win after battling Fittipaldi

Matteo Nannini took his maiden win in FIA Formula 3 at the Hungaroring after a dramatic battle with Enzo Fittipaldi.

Spa 24 Hours: Aitken, Rigon taken to hospital after Raidillon pileup

Williams Formula 1 reserve Jack Aitken and Ferrari factory driver Davide Rigon have been transferred to hospital after a major accident in the opening hour of the Spa 24 Hours.

Sainz "calm" after discovering wind gust caused Hungarian GP qualifying crash

A gust of wind sent Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr off the road in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying, consigning the Spaniard to 15th place on the grid.