This Sunday, RedBull was looking to win the Hungarian Grand Prix: with Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez starting in second and fourth place on the grid, the scenarios pointed to the team of the red bull on the podium in Hungary, but not before giving a tough fight with the Mercedes Benz, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, on the pole position and third place, respectively.
However, a bad start by Valtteri Bottas threw these forecasts: after a slow getaway, the Finn stopped too late and it touched Lando Norris, of Mc Laren, who, by the impact, took Verstappen. While, the Mercedes hit Checo Pérez hard from the side.
“What an idiot!” expressed jalicience on his radio after the collision.
As a result, the federation indicated a red flag for debris removal. In that period, it was decreed that the Mexican would not continue in the contest due to the severe damages that his unit presented, meanwhile, the car of his partner, Verstappen, was fixed and he resumed the race in the twelfth place on the grid.
“It’s clear that Bottas made a big mistake, I think. It’s a big blow for us as a team. It’s a big mistake”, declared Pérez for F1 after leaving the Hungaroring circuit.
After the end of the Hungarian GP, Sergio Czech Pérez expressed on his social networks that, despite the misfortune, they will focus their efforts on conquering the second half of the season. He also assured that the Finn apologized for his mistake.
“One frustrating day, I got off to a good start and we were already third. We missed a big opportunity in the race, Bottas apologized for his mistake. To close the page and focus on the best 2nd half of the season,” he asserted.
This Sunday, Sergio Pérez would hold a strong fight with Mercedes Bens, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, in pole position and second place respectively, for a place on the podium of the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix.
But this desire was crushed in the first round of the race with the unfortunate accident, which also left out Lando Norris, by Mc Laren; Checo Pérez, of Redbull; Valtteri Bottas, from Mercedes Benz; Charles Leclerc, from Ferrari, and Lance Stroll, from Aston Martin.
After the debris removal, Hamilton would start still in the pole position, but a wrong entry to the pits made the Englishman long in the last position. In this way, Mercedes and RedBull were left with their star drivers in the last positions and with hopes of still going back to the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Despite the setback of the German team, Lewis Hamiltón managed to climb 11 positions, managing to enter third place in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
For his part, Max Verstappen finished in 10th place and with him, RedBull was left off the podium, but within the scoreboards for the Drivers’ Championship.
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