Hungarian GP (2021)

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Ferrari happy with Schumacher's F1 progress despite rookie errors

Ferrari says it has been impressed with the job that Mick Schumacher has done in his Formula 1 rookie season, despite some obvious mistakes.

Tost sees ‘no alternatives’ to current driver line-up for F1 2022

AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost says he doesn't "see any alternatives" to his current driver line-up, backing Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda to stay with the team in the 2022 Formula 1 season.

Aston Martin withdraws appeal against Vettel Hungarian GP disqualification

Aston Martin has withdrawn its appeal against Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification from Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Why 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.

Tsunoda: Italy move has improved approach to races

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

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.

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

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

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

Aston Martin fails in 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 sim racing gave Verstappen the assurance he needed after 51G shunt

Max Verstappen’s 51G impact in his British Grand Prix smash was the biggest accident of the Red Bull driver’s career. But despite being a bit bruised and battered afterwards, less than one week later the Dutchman was back at a race track – albeit a virtual one.

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.

Why Alpine's defining F1 moment still isn't enough

Every now and then Formula 1 throws up an oddball race when all the regular frontrunners hit trouble and an unexpected combination comes through to win.

Piastri proud to play minor role in Alpine Hungary F1 win

Oscar Piastri says it was awesome to play a “very minor role” in Esteban Ocon’s breakthrough Formula 1 victory for Alpine at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

F1 income continues to recover as spectators return to races

Formula 1’s income continued to bounce back in the second quarter of 2021 after the first part of last season was wiped out by the COVID pandemic.

Aston Martin confirms 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.

Ferrari: Good that Sainz questioned strategy during Hungarian GP

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

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.

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 F1 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

Alpine knew Ocon would win Hungary F1 race three laps from the end

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.

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?

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.

Hamilton "proud" of Vettel for making 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.

Alpine: Alonso's Hungary F1 defence of Hamilton "incredible"

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

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.

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

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 pitlane exit ahead of the restart at the Hungarian Grand Prix, he went for it.

Why unseen Hungary heroics could be the making of F1's most overlooked driver

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

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.

Brawn lauds "tough" Alonso's defence against Hamilton in Hungary F1

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.

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 thought Stroll move 'unrealistic' as Ferrari rues 'stupid' accident

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”.

The images that reveal Verstappen's missing half car

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

Raikkonen’s Hungary F1 pit 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.

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.

FIA tweaks Hungarian GP final classification amid Vettel 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

Esteban Ocon says 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.