The Hungarian Grand Prix was halted and re-started on Sunday after 1 / 4 of the sector, together with Red Bull’s Formula One chief Max Verstappen, was caught up in first lap chaos on a moist and slippery monitor.
Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez have been all speedy retirements.
Bottas made a sluggish begin and was handed by Lando Norris and Verstappen, however the Finn then braked approach too late into the nook and went into the again of Norris’s McLaren, which collided with Verstappen.
“I’m sorry guys,” Bottas, who additionally collided with Perez, mentioned over the radio.
Verstappen continued, dropping from third to 13th with a closely broken automotive whereas Mercedes rival and seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton led away cleanly from pole place, earlier than the crimson flags got here out.
Leclerc was taken out by Stroll operating into him.
“I believe principally Bottas misplaced the automotive at first…It’s clear that Bottas simply made an enormous mistake and took everybody out of the race,” Perez informed Sky Sports tv.
“It’s an enormous disgrace and an enormous blow for us as a workforce. We additionally misplaced the engine very possible.”
McLaren determined to retire Norris in the course of the race suspension, leaving 15 automobiles within the competitors. Team boss Andreas Seidl mentioned Australian Daniel Ricciardo’s automotive was additionally broken within the mayhem.
“Not a lot to say. Just annoying I assume,” mentioned Norris, who anticipated the stewards to return down arduous on Bottas, with the incident beneath investigation.
“If I get a penalty for not even doing something unsuitable in different tracks, he ought to deserve a a lot greater penalty than what I bought,” said the Briton. “I hope they have some common sense and do what they should do.”
The re-start then took a weird twist with Hamilton the one automotive on the beginning grid after the formation lap and everybody else deciding to pit for a change of tyres.
Hamilton pitted on the finish of the lap, dropping from first to final with Frenchman Esteban Ocon main for Renault-owned Alpine.
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