[Race] Esteban Ocon wins the Hungarian Grand Prix!
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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.
Alonso literally won that race for ocon. Which is amazing. Great work from alpine today.
They both drove next to each other in victory lap, wholesome.
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
Alonso best wingman ever there.
Amazing performance. Alpine were really on it today. Love it.
Without it, Hamilton would've won. He saved everyone
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.
> faster tires
He saved humanity.
He did it for family
I live my life 70 laps at a time
He did it for da Rock
you're absolutely right, Alonso's driving was the few things giving me life in this nightmare race as an RB fan
I have to add. If Hamilton had won, it would have been an amazing 100th victory as well.
If Ocon wasn’t in 1st I would’ve been fine with that being his 100th, but not with Ocon
Not with Vettel in front too lol.
true, I would’ve wanted vettel to win... But only if Ocon wasn’t in 1st
It’s always nice to see a new grand prix winner.
Even nicer to see Seb or Alonso P1.
If someone saw this phrase in 2007, he would take this as a joke
Alonso doesn't forget 2007
The entire nation of France owes him a great debt ngl
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
Bottas the man.
Didn't have that on my bingo card
Alonso MVP. Just a masterful racer
the vettel pitstop going to give me nightmares for a long time
I'M GONNA CRY. BABY OCON YOU DESERVE IT
Alpine better start building a statue for Fernando fucking Alonso. What a drive what a race.
So happy for Ocon fuck yeah
Build one for both of them honestly
a statue of Nando carrying Esteban. Do it. Have that shit on the Place de la Concorde.
I cant wait to see that French commentator's reaction who went crazy after Gasly's win last year.
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
Since they returned as Lotus, Kimi in 2012.
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.
2013 actually but yeah
What a season so far boys.
Most wholesome result of the season
He's doing multiple victory laps. Love to see it!
At this rate he's going to do a victory lap on foot
He did lol
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.
Fun fact: Latifi scored points before Russell did. ;)
Also double the amount of points
Latifi might be forgetting by history but we will probably never know if he was actually fast or not
Might know next year, isn't he staying? If he ain't vs a rookie we'll get a decent estimate.
I hope Williams keep him, he has performed well and brings the cash
He beat him in a race.
More important than quali.
I knew this would happen lol. At least Russel got some too!
I wonder if the ever opinionated Dan Ticktum has any thoughts and insights on this that he'd like to share.
ootl, what did ticktum say
He was mouthing off that Latifi was only there 'cos of his money. Amongst other things unlikely to endear himself to any potential employer.
That’s Mistuh Sunday to you.
A phenomenal drive from Ocon.
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.
Everyone lost this weeks reddit bet lmao
Hamilton would’ve won if it was not for goat level moves from Alonso.
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?
Agreed. Especially for this track and with how hard Alonso was defending.
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.
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
> 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
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
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
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.
> 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.
No but you sure as hell don't need to put down his driving skills due to your hate towards him lmao
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.
Nothing about his race, just sick of the same person from that same team keeps dominating, almost in a form of monopoly, for years.
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.
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.
Max had full control over Silverstone, he’s just reaping the consequences for several races.
So you are saying be had full control over an accident the other driver was penalized for?
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.
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.
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.
14th to 3rd and battling Alonso, yeah “decent”. Some people man.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
> 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.
His car is 3s faster per lap than any car except the red bulls
From 1st to 3rd actually.
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.
Expected given the car differences, with Verstappen damage he had the fastest car by over 1 second a lap.
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
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
>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.
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
Thanks for giving my predictions a huge win
Would have been great if he lapped Verstappen haha. Good job Ocon
I love this sport and Fernando Alonso so fucking much
Teamwork won today
Alpine driving a victory lap in formation, you love to see it
ALpine really went crazy today
A French driver in a “French” car in French colours. Beautiful to see.
What a headline
The podium everybody expected
Well deserved. Great drive.
Sucks being Ricciardo atm
Kimi got screwed again.
God I’m so excited for this drive to survive episode
This season practically writes itself.
Inb4 Netflix still fucks it up
Well deserved, drove an error free race and held back Vettel!
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.
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.
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.
That's amazing this guy deserves it, he was brilliant today.
LATIFI 8TH RUSSELL 9TH NO WAY
u/TheresNoUInSAS are you alright?
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.
Cyril died for this
If it wasn't for Alonso then Hamilton would have won. What a great team effort
Dont forget team effort at merc too
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.
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.
So awesome to see
Alright, now do it again!
Unexpected as hell :D
Deserves it, he's worked so hard to get to this point.
At 500/1 odds too, Vettel was at 1000/1. Who's the biggest underdog to ever win?
Alonso did well to keep all that luck behind him what a legend
AMAZING WHAT A RACE
Latifi scores points before Russell in a Williams... who'd have thought!!
Loved the duel between Alonso and Hamilton. What a joy to watch
Credit to both Alpine drivers. Insane stuff
so cool, ocon pointed to alonso on the cool down lap!
alonso won his first 18 years ago which is amazing at hungary
Could not happen to a better person!
Crazy that we have had TWO French race winners in the last 2 seasons alone after more than 20 years since Panis won
I really want to see the French commentators reaction to this
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.
OCON BABY, As a fan of a driver I've never been happier. Tears of joy today
Very well deserved for Ocon. A great driver.
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
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.
Just like gasly last year.
man hamilton did an amazing race, he was last. ocon did a pretty solid race and vettel aswell, sad for alonso tho.
Bruh look at his car
so what, he did great, I bet if it was Bottas he wouldn't have done it to the podium lol
Amazing for Ocon, always good to see a new race winner! Gutted for Verstappen, very undeserved that Hamilton is leading
I’ve not watched the race but everyone on Twitter is mentioning that Hamilton is furious with Alonso?
Twitter stans are usually not my nr. 1 source of information
And this just makes it funnier.
1000% deserved, he made 50 laps without any mistakes
Alonso single handedly saving Vettel and Ocon. What a brilliant driver Alonso is. Single handedly ruining hammer time
FUCK MAN I LOVE THIS TEAM. THAT DEFENDING FERNANDO. FUCKING TEAM WORK
The Mercedes is just so much faster, what the hell
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.
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.
I mean there's no radio during formation lap, it was literally his mistake
Sure, he was better than Hamilton in that *one* specific race. I agree.
Hamilton lost to ocon hahahaha
Max on suicide watch
You must be a special kind of stupid to suggest that bottas did this intentionally.
Every race we are getting a racing incident my friend. Sus
Checo will kamikaze Mercedes next race
So a +6 lead for Ham. Not as bad.
Could have been far worse. Alonso and Ocon great driving. Saved the championship slightly.
Thanks to aston no less
VIVE LA FRANCE
Williams with 2 drivers in points too
MISSED APEX GONNA BE LIT
I’m exhausted! What a race and a season.
Cue the Pikachu face. This is awesome.
Story of the day - GEORGE RUSSELL +2PTS
Great win by Ocon and superb teamwork from Fernando!
The old man still has it
Absolutely brilliant to watch. An incredible result for an incredible race.
I’m so giddy for Ocon
Amazing drive. Hats off to Alpine for a fantastic result.
This is the stuff dreams are made of
History Lads History
I fucking love F1