International press saw 'amazing' teamwork: 'An epic feat'

02-08-2021 08:09
F1 News
International press saw 'amazing' teamwork: 'An epic feat'

The international press saw a bizarre, chaotic, but above all beautiful race which was eventually won by Esteban Ocon. In addition Lewis Hamilton is mentioned several times after a good comeback as well as Fernando Alonso, who turned out to be a real team player.

Auto, Motor und Sport

AMuS saw Ocon take his first win after a mistake by Mercedes and Hamilton, who failed to change from rain tyres to slicks. "When Esteban Ocon wins a Formula One race in an Alpine, something crazy must have happened. In Budapest, things got out of hand, causing even Williams to score double points. Lewis Hamilton saved himself on the podium after a botched start. World championship rival Max Verstappen was overtaken."

"No Mercedes, no Red Bull, but an Alpine. Esteban Ocon celebrated his first victory in Budapest. Right on the spot where Fernando Alonso pulled off the same feat 18 years ago. The Spaniard played an important role in his teammate's triumph. In our race analysis, we clarify the pressing questions about the Hungary GP."


The Spanish newspaper names home hero Alonso, who had a great battle with Hamilton. "An epic performance from Fernando, who had to defend Hamilton for eleven laps, preventing him from climbing and taking the win from his teammate. Sainz finished third and Asturian fourth. Verstappen finished ninth."

Despite Alonso managing to keep Hamilton behind for a long time, Marca gives Hamilton the attention he deserves: "Esteban Ocon took victory in a unique and unrepeatable Hungarian Grand Prix, which started with rain and ended in an epic comeback by Lewis Hamilton."

La Gazzetta dello Sport

The pink Italian newspaper saw Alpine working as a close-knit team, which gave Ocon the victory. "The first win of his career for Ocon, who benefited from the crazy carom at the start. The German, who finished second, was disqualified due to low fuel, which moved Lewis and Sainz's Ferrari up a spot on the podium. Great teamwork from Alpine, with Alonso holding off the Briton for a long time."


Of course, the French had their eye on their brand new Grand Prix winner above all else: "French driver Esteban Ocon took his first F1 victory in a dramatic Grand Prix by staying in the lead for almost the entire race without making any mistakes. At the age of 24, he has just changed his standard."

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