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
If you’d bet on Nicholas Latifi finishing the Hungarian Grand Prix in seventh, ahead of team-mate George Russell and pre-event points leader Max Verstappen on the road, you’d have raked in the cash from a set of presumably long odds. Those odds would be longer still, had one bet on a driver who had never previously scored points running in third for a very healthy portion of the race, in which he kept the likes of Yuki Tsunoda and Carlos Sainz Jr at bay.
Latifi rose to the occasion presented by the pre-race drizzle peppering the Hungaroring circuit and proved to be even more opportunistic following Bottas’ trip to Hollywood Bowl at the start of the race. Once he’d stuck to the inside line and slipped past the chaos in front of him, he sat in sixth place prior to the stewards waving the red flag to put a pin in proceedings.
The unrelenting grasp of the tax man prompts most racing drivers to move to the likes of Monaco, Switzerland or Dubai. But, as OLEG KARPOV found out, Kevin Magnussen is quite happy where he is, thank you very much – at home, with his family, in Denmark
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OPINION: On Wednesday, the FIA will issue F1 teams with compliance certificates if they stuck to the 2021 budget cap. But amid rumours of overspending, the governing body must set a critical precedent. It needs to carefully pick between revisiting the bitterness of Abu Dhabi, a contradictory punishment and ensuring parity for the rest of the ground-effect era
A testing return to the Singapore Grand Prix in tricky conditions created plenty of hazards and mistakes for the Formula 1 drivers to fall into. That partly explains a number of low scores, including from a handful of high profile runners, allowing others to take a starring role under the floodlights
In a marathon Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, Sergio Perez’s victory was only assured hours after the race due to a stewards investigation. Throughout the contest the Red Bull driver impressively held off Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in changing conditions to see the Mexican pull out enough of an advantage to negate his post-race penalty
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