Alpin driver Esteban Okon won the race for the Hungarian Grand Prix today and achieved the first victory of his career in Formula 1.
Okon took advantage of the chaos in the first lap at the Hungaroring, drove safely and achieved the greatest success of his career.
The second place was taken by the Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel, and the third place was taken by the current world champion Mercedes driver Luis Hamilton, who at one point was last, 14th, although he started from the pole position. He has now taken the lead in the overall standings with six points more than Max Verstappen of Red Bull.
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz took fourth place, Fernando Alonso from Alpino was fifth, and Pierre Gasley from Alfa Tauri was sixth, who also won an extra point for the fastest lap of the race.
Alfa Tauri driver Yuki Tsunoda took seventh place, Williams drivers Nicolas Latifi and George Russell took eighth and ninth place, and Max Verstappen from Red Bull finished the race in 10th place.
The race was stopped after the incident in the first lap. Mercedes driver Luis Hamilton started from the pole position, defended the lead, and an incident followed. His teammate Valteri Botas started badly from the second place, he hooked Land Norris from McLaren, who then hit Max Verstappen’s car and damaged it.
After that, Botas also hit Sergio Perez from Red Bull.
Several drivers were in the crowd, so a safety vehicle came out on the track and soon the race was stopped. Botas, Perez, Charles Leclerc from Ferrari and Lance Stroll from Aston Martin gave up.
In those moments, Hamilton was first, ahead of Okon and Sebastian Vettel.
After less than half an hour break, the race continued with the start from the place, Hamilton started alone after the other drivers went to the pits to change the tires. The Briton later went to the boxing lap and returned to the track as the last, 14.
There is a break in the Formula 1 championship, and the season continues on August 29 for the Belgian Grand Prix.