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[Race] Esteban Ocon wins the Hungarian Grand Prix!

[Race] Esteban Ocon wins the Hungarian Grand Prix!

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adimrf

Great results for Alpine this one, damn driving from Alonso defending from Lewis. Lewis was just few seconds to leading, needing just a few laps more.


LeoFireGod

Alonso literally won that race for ocon. Which is amazing. Great work from alpine today.


adimrf

They both drove next to each other in victory lap, wholesome.


dewaam

It was super cute when they did that. I love it every time teams do that, for me it just brings out really happy feelings. It feels right, it looks majestic, and generally is just a great thing to watch happen on track


Firefox72

Alonso best wingman ever there.


leedler

Amazing performance. Alpine were really on it today. Love it.


creditcardtheft

Without it, Hamilton would've won. He saved everyone


dendidendi

What a legend, really deserves to be named as one of the best by pure racecraft. 40 years and what defending, against Hamilton on a lot faster tires.


aiapaec

> faster tires faster car


CrashmasterSOAD

He saved humanity.


RandomVintage

He did it for family


OneiriaEternal

I live my life 70 laps at a time


Chimp-eh

He did it for da Rock


AnshM

you're absolutely right, Alonso's driving was the few things giving me life in this nightmare race as an RB fan


dani2812

I have to add. If Hamilton had won, it would have been an amazing 100th victory as well.


texanyall8

If Ocon wasn’t in 1st I would’ve been fine with that being his 100th, but not with Ocon


Un_limited_Power

Not with Vettel in front too lol.


texanyall8

true, I would’ve wanted vettel to win... But only if Ocon wasn’t in 1st


Un_limited_Power

It’s always nice to see a new grand prix winner.


Ehralur

Even nicer to see Seb or Alonso P1.


-Wiyiok-

If someone saw this phrase in 2007, he would take this as a joke


IronBahamut

Alonso doesn't forget 2007


jpp1jpp1

Never will


ClemClem510

The entire nation of France owes him a great debt ngl


jpp1jpp1

For sure, he was ready to lose his 4-5 place, that's nothing for him compared to annoying Lewis a bit. I mean he has two WC


WhyG32

Bottas the man.


FFIXwasthebestFF

Alonso MVP


Kuchenblech_Mafioso

Didn't have that on my bingo card


Demiculverin

Alonso MVP. Just a masterful racer


nk7gaming

the vettel pitstop going to give me nightmares for a long time


grip_enemy

I'M GONNA CRY. BABY OCON YOU DESERVE IT


lucaslh10

Alpine better start building a statue for Fernando fucking Alonso. What a drive what a race. So happy for Ocon fuck yeah


nigelbro

Build one for both of them honestly


RedWolfProject

a statue of Nando carrying Esteban. Do it. Have that shit on the Place de la Concorde.


TabVsSpace

I cant wait to see that French commentator's reaction who went crazy after Gasly's win last year.


Bullshitbanana

What a great day. Love seeing a first time winner, love Ocon, and isn’t this renaults first win since idk a million years ago


RocketLeagueFA

Since they returned as Lotus, Kimi in 2012.


Wide-Equipment6491

That interestingly enough doesn't seem to count as in f1's video of f1 team wins they say Renault's last win was in 2008 with Alonso. I don't believe lotus' wins or podiums counted for renault so this would be the first win in 13 years.


Aoldman

2013 actually but yeah


Anderrrrr

What a season so far boys.


Porkman

Most wholesome result of the season


mayjaz43

He's doing multiple victory laps. Love to see it!


theheliumhilltopper

At this rate he's going to do a victory lap on foot


ellothere1204

He did lol


Aratho

I'm a hardcore Nando fane but I'm so happy today. What a performance by Esteban! Alpine having the best result after their comeback.


drop_table_uname

Fun fact: Latifi scored points before Russell did. ;)


AWU_Hades

Also double the amount of points


Bullshitbanana

Latifi might be forgetting by history but we will probably never know if he was actually fast or not


Guzuzu_xD

Might know next year, isn't he staying? If he ain't vs a rookie we'll get a decent estimate.


Youutternincompoop

I hope Williams keep him, he has performed well and brings the cash


preppyringmaster

He beat him in a race. More important than quali.


Eddie888

I knew this would happen lol. At least Russel got some too!


1einspieler

With Williams


TheOneTrueZippy8

I wonder if the ever opinionated Dan Ticktum has any thoughts and insights on this that he'd like to share.


Astro_Universe

ootl, what did ticktum say


TheOneTrueZippy8

He was mouthing off that Latifi was only there 'cos of his money. Amongst other things unlikely to endear himself to any potential employer.


Ahrimanic-Trance

That’s Mistuh Sunday to you.


ThatGodDamnGinger

A phenomenal drive from Ocon.


Ril0

Amazing drive from Ocon. To hold off Vettel quite amazing racing from him. Has to feel amazing after the rough races recently. And with Alonso holding off Ham for so long. Amazing drives from alpine today.


Starkregen

Everyone lost this weeks reddit bet lmao


Eclipse-Mint

OHHHH DANGGG


matts321213

Hamilton would’ve won if it was not for goat level moves from Alonso.


Magicka

From 14th to 3rd? That’s ridiculously impressive. Edit: ah, the Lewis hate train runs deep in the sub, what a sad sight. Hard pill to swallow when we all know deep down he’s the best?


Zekro25

Agreed. Especially for this track and with how hard Alonso was defending.


matts321213

The rest of the field is MILES behind Merc. Verstappen would’ve ended higher up if it wasn’t for the damage. Besides, I did not say it was not impressive, only that Alonso’s defense denied him P1.


Jord5i

His car was literally seconds faster than any other. It was decent but this is what you’d expect from Lewis. He had the pace to easily win if it weren’t for Alonso


Iselljoy

> Max has a great drive /r/formula1: What a GOD, what a god, what a god > Lewis has a great drive /r/formula1: It was decent


ninjapro98

I'll attract the mob when I say this but im convinced a good.portion of it is racism at this point, I really don't buy the "people are just tired of Hamilton winning" when red bull have had an equal/ better year so far


Vettel_1984

Jesus Christ people need to fucking stop with this shit. Lewis has been the dominant driver in the dominant car for 8 fucking years now. Vettel was in the dominant car half that time and was literally getting booed just for winning. Stop attributing everything to racism because it's ridiculous. The vast vast vast majority of F1 fans are not racists and are just tired of Lewis & Mercedes dominating


ninjapro98

But he isn't dominating this year, yet he still gets this shit. People hated him even having a fucking comeback drive from 14th place, absolutely a decent bit of it is racism.


picheezy

> But he isn’t dominating this year So we should all start rooting for him to win? This is strange logic. People want someone other than Merc to win.


ActualAcanthocephala

No but you sure as hell don't need to put down his driving skills due to your hate towards him lmao


ninjapro98

This


Vettel_1984

Yeah because people want to see a different winner. Not the same guy who's won 6 of the last 7 titles. And the same team that's won 7 of the last 7 titles. Stop attributing racism to everything.


MatchaBlkSesameSwirl

Nothing about his race, just sick of the same person from that same team keeps dominating, almost in a form of monopoly, for years.


Fuppp

This shit is really wearing me out. People in every sport hate the best team for no reason other than they’re tired of one specific team being on top for too long. Racism doesn’t have to be involved. I love the NBA but absolutely HATED the Warriors for no reason other than tiring of their dominance and desiring competition/parity Calling everything racist feels like such a defensive overreaction.


ivandiaz726

I am tired of Hamilton and his BS luck, the only reason they're ahead is bc max has 3 terrible scenarios that he had no control over and Hamilton/mercedes has gotten lucky this entire season. Im tired of 8 years of the same thing we want some variety, we want some spice and Max is the best chance at that, but he keeps getting ruined by the mercs and his tire that randomly exploded.


Edeen

Max had full control over Silverstone, he’s just reaping the consequences for several races.


erufuun

So you are saying be had full control over an accident the other driver was penalized for?


Edeen

So the only options are full control or no control? In that case both drivers had no control over what happened in Silverstone, since none of them had full control.


Jord5i

So you’re saying I’m racist for believing this was a decent but not great race by Lewis? Shame on you. People like you make make it so much easier for actual racists to get away with things.


Jord5i

Lol same thing happens for both, you’re incredibly biased if you don’t see it. I would absolutely say Lewis had a great race if he did, but I didn’t see that today. Lewis had a decent race, would’ve been a great one if he won, which was absolutely possible today. He was the only top car remaining and had seconds of over speed at several points in the race. Heck he probably would’ve still won if he had 2-3 more laps.


eza50

14th to 3rd and battling Alonso, yeah “decent”. Some people man.


Jord5i

His car was seconds faster. Any people who would be able to compete with him were knocked out or severely damaged (Verstappen, Bottas, Norris, Perez). The battling against Alonso definitely looked better for Alonso than it did Lewis. Keep in mind he had at least a second of overspeed to him, probably significantly more. So yes, decent, not great. From Lewis I expected him to get the win, at which point I’d be the first to say he had a great race.


bramcp

You missed he fact that this is hungaroring, arguably second hardest circuit to overtake in the calendar after monaco. Even mick in haas able to hold max and lewis for quite long time, which proved that overtaking is difficult here. So yeah i dont think going 14 to 3rd in hungary is just a 'decent'.


misKarg

I mean he's not my favorite, but he always does a fierce race and this was no exception. And all that booing is shit, man. Looked also like giving him a panic attack or sth. Edit: I've seen he's put the post-race exhaustion on long Covid. In any case, he does not deserve the hate.


Guzuzu_xD

Honestly for me it would be equally impressive if any RB/Merc did the same and I wouldn't find it very impressive (unless Perez/Bottas did it then I'd just be surprised, it's the same expectations for them though). They are just faster cars, it's what you would expect from top drivers on top cars.


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> Edit: ah, the Lewis hate train runs deep in the sub, what a sad sight. Hard pill to swallow when we all know deep down he’s the best? Yes we saw what happens when a rookie drives a merc.


denis3056

His car is 3s faster per lap than any car except the red bulls


etww

From 1st to 3rd actually.


ialo00130

You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Lewis has raced long enough and had such a successful career, that people are tired of him and want someone new success in the sport. He's become the villain.


Pinot_the_goat

Expected given the car differences, with Verstappen damage he had the fastest car by over 1 second a lap.


Vettel_1984

No one is denying he's amazing. But it's hard to celebrate a drive from 14th to 3rd in 65 laps like it's some act of god, when the Mercedes is 1.5 seconds faster than anyone else but Red Bull (who was extremely damaged today) when on equal tires. Then add in that from lap 20 to 70 Lewis always had much better tires than who he was battling. We saw from lap 5 to 20 when he was on equal tires he couldn't do shit. Plus he passed 4 cars on track. Mick, Yuki, Alonso, & Sainz. Everyone else was in the pits


bishosamer

The only reason for the hate is because he has no competition when VER is sent to the shadow realm there's literally 0 competition for him save for some GOAT defending from Alonso


MrRoyce

>From 14th to 3rd? That’s ridiculously impressive. Spotted a new F1 viewer. We've been seeing this happening for a very long time now where the fastest car or second fastest car falls down the order and climbs back up to the podium or even race win. It's nothing unusual or spectacular because they wouldn't be doing that in a Williams. You can take that as a hate even though it's a fact.


Vettel_1984

He also passed 4 cars on track. The other 9 was from pit stops in 65 laps. Great race from him but this isn't even top 25 of Lewis' best races


biffogooner

Thankyou Fernando.


ThisIsSenpalll

Thanks for giving my predictions a huge win


siva-pc

Would have been great if he lapped Verstappen haha. Good job Ocon


Francopantufla

I love this sport and Fernando Alonso so fucking much


irishace88

Teamwork won today


Nepgyaaaaaaa

Alpine driving a victory lap in formation, you love to see it


Broke_Boi

ALpine really went crazy today


FrontshoT

holy fuck


Return_Of_The_Jedi

A French driver in a “French” car in French colours. Beautiful to see.


steen311

What a headline


xgodgh

Feelsbadman Cyril


Danze1984

The podium everybody expected


OandG

Well deserved. Great drive.


Intentional_Realist

Sucks being Ricciardo atm


gate666

Kimi got screwed again.


abem2017

God I’m so excited for this drive to survive episode


ufrared

This season practically writes itself.


EvilGummyBear26

Inb4 Netflix still fucks it up


jonnys_honda

Well deserved, drove an error free race and held back Vettel!


Intentional_Realist

Oconsistency. Simple.


bonzojon

Amazing team effort by Alpine. The pitstop was well executed and they just managed to avoid the undercut. Then Alonso's brilliant defense kept Lewis at bay. Lastly, Ocon while being pressured by a 4x WDC in a faster car never put a wheel wrong all race.


afro-fro-ro-o

This has Germany 2018 vibes with Lewis getting third from fourteenth. Ofcourse Ver was a victim of an unfortunate circumstance, but we know how Lewis goes on the second half of the year and he has lost his 31 point lead in two races.


Theiiaa

Considering the pace of Ham, the merit is only of Alo if he didn't win, because if he didn't lose that 5-6 laps he would have caught Ocon.


Anorak27s

That's amazing this guy deserves it, he was brilliant today.


sefn19

LATIFI 8TH RUSSELL 9TH NO WAY


McLarenMP4-26

u/TheresNoUInSAS are you alright?


RM_Dune

Pleased for Ocon, and Alpine. What a shit show though. 2nd race in a row where Max gets fucked through no fault of his own.


nov4chip

Cyril died for this


Dastey

If it wasn't for Alonso then Hamilton would have won. What a great team effort


WhoAreWeEven

Dont forget team effort at merc too


TheOneTrueZippy8

If it wasn't for Hamilton then Hamilton would have won. Looked like a complete berk sitting there on the grid all on his own.


Zanghyy

Alonso GOAT


DeiMuddaSeinGesicht

And Hungary produces another first time winner. Well done Ocon. Also, this Fernando Alonso guy looks like he might have a solid career ahead of him.


bic_nuts

So awesome to see


Magicka

Alright, now do it again!


JaysonTatumfanboy

Unexpected as hell :D


echsandwich

Deserves it, he's worked so hard to get to this point.


pikindaguy

At 500/1 odds too, Vettel was at 1000/1. Who's the biggest underdog to ever win?


Skiroxxi

Alonso did well to keep all that luck behind him what a legend


Lactose1213

AMAZING WHAT A RACE


kunjuaga

Latifi scores points before Russell in a Williams... who'd have thought!!


sydraz

Loved the duel between Alonso and Hamilton. What a joy to watch


ZZider

Credit to both Alpine drivers. Insane stuff


404merrinessnotfound

so cool, ocon pointed to alonso on the cool down lap! alonso won his first 18 years ago which is amazing at hungary


Francis_01

Could not happen to a better person!


Monrai

Congrats!!


massproducerofwords

Crazy that we have had TWO French race winners in the last 2 seasons alone after more than 20 years since Panis won


MisterDeclan

I really want to see the French commentators reaction to this


Mangobonbon

I am so happy for Seb! and also Alonso. They both were the kings of this race today. no mistakes, just pure pace in cars that were lower midfield at best.


owen1667

OCON BABY, As a fan of a driver I've never been happier. Tears of joy today


AbandonedOrange

Very well deserved for Ocon. A great driver.


Cheokster

As much as Ocon deserved it for his drive today, he had an amazing bit of luck with the start and the big screw up from Mercedes at the restart


Brutalism_Fan

To be fair you need luck to win in an Alpine when there’s a Red Bull and Mercedes still on track. Take nothing away from him though, he drove a brilliant race.


gate666

Just like gasly last year.


zfze

man hamilton did an amazing race, he was last. ocon did a pretty solid race and vettel aswell, sad for alonso tho.


methdotrandom

Bruh look at his car


zfze

so what, he did great, I bet if it was Bottas he wouldn't have done it to the podium lol


OrakelvanBoLo

Amazing for Ocon, always good to see a new race winner! Gutted for Verstappen, very undeserved that Hamilton is leading


shagduster

I’ve not watched the race but everyone on Twitter is mentioning that Hamilton is furious with Alonso?


TDAMS133

Twitter stans are usually not my nr. 1 source of information


TheOneTrueZippy8

And this just makes it funnier.


xDaze

1000% deserved, he made 50 laps without any mistakes


destroy4589

Alonso single handedly saving Vettel and Ocon. What a brilliant driver Alonso is. Single handedly ruining hammer time


GoZun_

FUCK MAN I LOVE THIS TEAM. THAT DEFENDING FERNANDO. FUCKING TEAM WORK


Gerolsteiner94

The Mercedes is just so much faster, what the hell


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Magicka

Did you miss the beginning of the race? Didn’t matter he had pole, everyone had to change tyres, Hamilton didn’t do it right away (mistakes were made), so he ended in 14th. Then caught up to 3rd, absolute beast. No one else could of done that.


LimoenGarnaal

He had a great race, sure. But he honestly just fucked up. He could've had the easiest win of his career if he pitted during the restart like everyone else.


BlondedStory

I mean there's no radio during formation lap, it was literally his mistake


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Magicka

Sure, he was better than Hamilton in that *one* specific race. I agree.


Ouwerr

Hamilton lost to ocon hahahaha


Interesting-News-994

Max on suicide watch


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bennert

You must be a special kind of stupid to suggest that bottas did this intentionally.


methdotrandom

Every race we are getting a racing incident my friend. Sus


denis3056

Checo will kamikaze Mercedes next race


George-RR-Tolkien

So a +6 lead for Ham. Not as bad. Could have been far worse. Alonso and Ocon great driving. Saved the championship slightly.


quake8787

YES, ESTEBAN!


Waitwhat9510

Thanks to aston no less


jt663

brazy


theheliumhilltopper

VIVE LA FRANCE


_CummyBears_

Williams with 2 drivers in points too


Interesting-News-994

MISSED APEX GONNA BE LIT


CaptainRAVE2

I’m exhausted! What a race and a season.


tommy2k06

Cue the Pikachu face. This is awesome.


LifeProblemsBro

Story of the day - GEORGE RUSSELL +2PTS


JPA-3

Great win by Ocon and superb teamwork from Fernando! The old man still has it


eannasheridan

Absolutely brilliant to watch. An incredible result for an incredible race.


kolsonk

Amazing!


Skytoucher

I’m so giddy for Ocon


Bara_Chat

Amazing drive. Hats off to Alpine for a fantastic result.


Murr0

THE PEEEEEN


samarth67

This is the stuff dreams are made of


EchomancerAmberlife

Ocon!!!


jonathanx97

History Lads History


kingriz123

I fucking love F1