Open applause for Fernando Alonso, who in turn turned them over to Esteban Ocon, for the first time winner of a Grand Prix in Formula 1. But if the Frenchman was able to rejoice in the Hungaroring’s triumph it was due to the Spaniard, who kept behind Lewis Hamilton for ten laps. Without this wall, the seven-time world champion would have taken very little to reach first Carlos Sainz, then Sebastian Vettel and Ocon himself. And at that point, with fresh medium tires, in all probability he would have prevailed. This victory is therefore attributable to the team Alpine, capable of triumphing as a team under the sky of Mogyorod.
Alonso gave credit to everyone, even taking away from themselves, even when they would be lawful: according to the new 40-year-old in his defense against Hamilton there are more faults of Sir Lewis than his magic: “The duel with Hamilton? I don’t think I’ve done anything special, honestly. In the last three curves he always had some catches and always came out far, I didn’t do anything different from normal: it was he who always made some mistakes. The first time everything went ok he passed me“, He told Sky Sport F1. “On the next lap, when he didn’t make any strange maneuvers, he also overtook Carlos. And he did it because he had a lot of pace. But, of course, every lap Lewis passed behind me gave Esteban more chances of victory. The team also told me that every lap was gold. We are experiencing super sensations before going on vacation. Fifth place is a result that I can’t normally do, so for me it’s the top. But if you add a victory to that, there must be very special circumstances: we had them today. As a team and personally it is a perfect, beautiful weekend“.