Alonso "super happy" for Ocon after win

01-08-2021 16:39
Alonso super happy for Ocon after win

Fernando Alonso had a great race to finish P5 in Hungary and played a key role in keeping Lewis Hamilton behind him which allowed his teammate Esteban Ocon to hold on for the victory. The Spaniard had a great battle with Hamilton and managed to keep him behind for much longer than anyone would ahve expected. 

"I didn't know that was enough to hold the victory for Esteban," Alonso said to Sky F1 after the race. "With ten laps to the end we tried to hold fourth position but eventually it was not possible. Lewis had an amazing pace in the last couple of laps. 

"After changing a few lines, he was able to overtake Carlos a lap later. It wasn't difficult to overtake. He took 4-5 laps to figure it out."

On the dramatic start 

"I was on the outside. Everything was a mess at the moment. When I rejoined the track another three cars collide - Stroll/Leclerc. Probably a luck moment that dictates the rest of the race."

Apart from the start it was a great race for Alosno but the two-time champions wants more. 

"One day, I hope to be lucky enough to be on the podium. I am happy to score points in 5th and 6th but I am super, super happy for Esteban. It's a day that he will never forget. But not only for him but for everyone at Enstone. They are working flat out. The results are not easy. We are in a tough and not competitive moment of F1." 

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