Esteban Ocon won his maiden grand prix, but an exhausted Lewis Hamilton left Hungary happiest, having turned a once massive title deficit into a slender lead.

Michael Lamonato joined Matt Grubelich on Sports Drive to share his analysis on all the thrills and spills from the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix.

GP Racing magazine executive editor Stuart Codling joins us to recap a madcap Hungarian Grand Prix, Esteban Ocon’s incredible maiden F1® victory for Alpine, another flashpoint in the war on and off track between Mercedes and Red Bull Racing, and Sebastian Vettel’s disqualification after finishing second in Budapest for Aston Martin.

Esteban Ocon wins his first grand prix after a chaotic first lap, but Lewis Hamilton leaves Hungary with the title lead over Max Verstappen.

Featuring long-time F1 journalist Julianne Cerasoli.

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Esteban Ocon scored his maiden Formula 1 victory after a chaotic first lap in a wild Hungarian Grand Prix.

Esteban Ocon has capitalised on wet race start and first-lap mayhem to claim a maiden Formula 1 victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

Esteban Ocon won his first Formula 1 grand prix from Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in a chaotic Hungarian Grand Prix.

Five cars crashed out of the race in damp conditions at the race start, while erstwhile title leader Max Verstappen also suffered heavy damage that took him out of podium contention and left him buried in the points.

A bad start from Valtteri Bottas was the catalyst for part of the carnage. The Finn slipped from second to sixth behind both Red Bull Racing drivers and Lando Norris and misjudged the greasy conditions on the brakes, hitting the back of the McLaren as they approached the apex.

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Lewis Hamilton is not only poised to take grand prix victory 100 when he starts the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole, but the Briton is facing the unlikely chance to retake the championship lead from Max Verstappen in time for the midseason break.

Lewis Hamilton is in the box seat to claim a century of Formula 1 victories and reclaim the championship lead after taking pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton beat Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to the front of the grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix for a 101st pole position.

Max Verstappen, the title leader for Red Bull Racing, could manage only third, 0.421s off the pace.

Hamilton was in control throughout the top-10 shootout, setting three purple sectors to snatch provisional pole with his first lap ahead of Bottas and Verstappen, but the Dutchman felt he lacked grip with his first set of tires, and his lap time was slower than his best from Q2.

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Lewis Hamilton edged Max Verstappen by just 0.088s in final practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix after the session was suspended following a heavy crash by Mick Schumacher.

The title rivals set their times in a frantic final nine-minute dash for qualifying-representative times after teams lost eight minutes to Schumacher’s crash with a quarter of an hour remaining.

Schumacher had been embarking on a final qualifying simulation of his own when he lost the rear of his Haas car at the right-hand Turn 11, sliding off the circuit and smacking heavily sideways into the tire barrier.

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Valtteri Bottas edged teammate Lewis Hamilton to the best time of FP2 at the Hungarian Grand Prix on a strong afternoon for Mercedes.

The Finn’s fastest time on the soft tire — a 1m17.012s — was just 0.027s quicker than Hamilton’s best effort thanks to purple splits in the first two sectors, surrendering time only in the final third of the lap.

Title leader Max Verstappen was third and 0.298s off the pace. The Dutchman struggled badly with balance in his Red Bull Racing machine with both the soft and the medium compounds.

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Max Verstappen opened his Hungarian Grand Prix campaign with the fastest time of first practice ahead of Valtteri Bottas.

The Dutchman set his lap in the final 10 minutes of the session, forced to wait until the end of a red flag suspension to collect Yuki Tsunoda’s crashed AlphaTauri, to snatch top spot from the Mercedes by just 0.061.

It was an especially promising result for the Red Bull Racing driver given he was running with the Honda power unit involved in his 51G Silverstone crash two weeks ago to evaluate its viability to remain in his pool. Any serious problem with the motor would have pointed towards a near certain grid penalty later in the season for breaching his engine parts allocation.

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The title fight is sizzling, and a battle at the hot Hungaroring will decide whether it’s Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton who takes momentum into the summer break. Featuring last year’s guest, iconic F1 commentator Ben Edwards.

The dust may have settled on the dramatic on-track action of the British Grand Prix, but Red Bull Racing is still ratcheting up the tension in this tightening title fight.

Caitlin Wood joins us to discuss the breaking news of her return to the W Series grid for this weekend’s race in Hungary, details her motorsport journey since moving to Europe, discusses the W Series being on the Formula 1® undercard at eight grands prix this year and talks about being a role model for aspiring young Australian female racers.

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