Lewis Hamilton wanted whatever Wolff was smoking

Lewis Hamilton says he wanted whatever Toto Wolff was smoking after the Austrian told him he could win the Hungarian GP over the team radio. It looked like Hamilton would cruise to victory in Budapest after team-mate Valtteri Bottas took himself and Sergio Perez out of the race at the start and also caused Max Verstappen to pick up severe damage. However, the Mercedes driver then went from first to last at the restart as he, unlike every other driver, opted not to pit for dry tyres immediately, thus dropping…

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Ross Brawn: Fernando Alonso ‘tough and fair’ in Lewis Hamilton battle

F1 managing director Ross Brawn saw nothing wrong with Fernando Alonso’s robust defence against Lewis Hamilton in Hungary. The veteran duo share a storied past in Formula 1, stretching all the way back to their time as McLaren team-mates in 2007, Hamilton’s rookie season. And at the 2021 Hungarian GP, the pair renewed acquaintances as Hamilton came across Alonso during his recovery drive back up the order, having dropped to last after pitting for dry tyres a lap later than the rest of the field. Running P4 Alonso had a…

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“Dizzy” Lewis Hamilton May Be Suffering “Lingering Effects” Of COVID-19

Lewis Hamilton, who battled from the back of the field to take second place in an intense and exhausting Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, admitted he may still be suffering from the effects of Covid-19 which caused him to miss a race last year. The Mercedes driver, who now leads the championship by eight points, was visibly unwell on the podium after the dramatic race and struggled to raise his trophy. He was initially absent from the press conference reserved for the first three drivers because he was…

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Hungarian Grand Prix: Esteban Ocon Wins Chaotic Hungarian GP, Lewis Hamilton Takes Championship Lead

Lewis Hamilton missed the chance to chalk up his 100th victory but did take over the lead in the world championship as France’s Esteban Ocon steered his way through a chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday to collect his first ever win. After a tactical error dropped pole-sitter Hamilton to last place, the Briton picked his way through the field, finally clawing his way past Ocon’s Alpine teammate Fernando Alonso, to finish third behind the Frenchman and Sebastian Vettel in the Aston Martin. For 24-year-old Ocon, who controlled the race from…

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Hungarian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton Defies Boos To Take Pole With 100th Win In Sight

Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton shrugged off boos and accusations of gamesmanship to secure the 101st pole position of his career on Saturday as he defied the heat and championship rival Max Verstappen to set the quickest lap in qualifying for Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton, who is aiming for his 100th Grand Prix victory and his ninth in Hungary, will be joined on the front row by Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas with Verstappen starting third alongside his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez. Hamilton brushed off the boos that came from…

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Lewis Hamilton using Hungarian GP crowd booing as ‘fuel’

Lewis Hamilton said the booing he received after qualifying in Hungary will only serve to “fuel” him for the race on Sunday. After taking an eighth pole position around the Hungaroring, the crowd – filled with orange-clad supporters of title rival Max Verstappen – roundly booed the seven-time World Champion as he approached Johnny Herbert to take questions about his 101st P1 starting position. Herbert did chastise the booing fans, but the Mercedes driver was quick to praise his team for their work over the course of the weekend, before…

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“I’d Do It Again”: Lewis Hamilton After Verstappen Silverstone Crash

Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he would be ready to repeat his attempt to pass Max Verstappen which caused the championship leader to crash out of the British Grand Prix earlier this month. Dutchman Verstappen was taken to hospital as seven-time champion Hamilton closed the gap to eight points in the standings before this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix. “In terms of the move, I’d do it again exactly as I’ve done it in the past. I think, growing up, wheel-to-wheel racing was always the best, from karting. The…

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Mercedes: RB attempts to ‘tarnish’ Lewis Hamilton name stop now

Mercedes hope that after the FIA rejected Red Bull’s appeal attempt, efforts to “tarnish” the Lewis Hamilton name will stop. Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen are locked in an intense battle over the 2021 Drivers’ Championship, but tensions boiled over after they collided on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix. After the contact at Copse sent Verstappen crashing into the barriers, the stewards handed out a 10-second time penalty to Hamilton, though Red Bull felt this punishment did not fit the crime after Hamilton went on to…

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Max and Lewis 'need to cool it a bit', says Damon Hill

Former Formula 1 champion Damon Hill has advised current title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen to cool things down after their battle reached boiling point in the British Grand Prix. The pair collided on the first lap at Silverstone, with Verstappen suffering a hard impact when he went off at Copse. Hamilton was penalised for causing the collision but still won the race, with Red Bull subsequently lodging a protest. Hill fears that the growing animosity between the two drivers could spill over and dominate the rest of the…

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Jenson Button predicts more ‘feisty’ Lewis Hamilton/Max Verstappen battle

After the events of Silverstone, Jenson Button expects the title scrap between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen to step up in intensity. This is the first time that the duo have gone head-to-head in pursuit of the Drivers’ Championship, and it had been a rivalry contested with a healthy level of respect and calmness. All of that went out of the window though when the pair collided at Copse on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix, leaving Verstappen in need of hospital checks after a 51G impact. Verstappen…

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