After its failed attraction to make Lewis Hamilton’s British GP penalty extra extreme, Purple Bull was once more on the receiving finish of contact on the Hungaroring as Valtteri Bottas triggered a multi-car accident and crimson flag.
As Alex Kalinauckas exhibits in our report, the incident – mixed with Mercedes’ determination to not put Hamilton on slicks for the restart and Fernando Alonso’s good racecraft in opposition to the recovering world champion – set the scene for Ocon’s very good win for Alpine.
Double F1 world champion Mika Hakkinen additionally defends Bottas in a particular visitor column as hypothesis about his fellow Finn’s future continues.
Elsewhere, Alessandro Pier Guidi secured a dramatic go to grab Spa 24 Hours victory for Ferrari. Gary Watkins was available to see how the Audi, Aston Martin, Porsche and Mercedes challenges have been crushed, in addition to report on the early accident that put Lamborghini driver Jack Aitken in hospital.
There have been a lot of accidents at Oulton Park throughout the newest British Touring Automotive assembly, however Daniel Rowbottom, Rory Butcher and Senna Proctor emerged to take wonderful victories. Marcus Simmons spoke to the important thing paddock figures to see how the trio turned BTCC frontrunners because the common pacesetters struggled, whereas Stephen Lickorish witnessed some weird scenes within the help races.
A extra Positive story was the return of the Silverstone Basic, following its coronavirus-induced hiatus in 2020. Damon Hill and Martin Brundle have been among the many worldwide stars current, however there have been loads of each skilled historic racers and up-and-comers who confirmed their expertise in tough climate. Our seven-page Basic protection additionally picks out among the particular automobiles.
The fortunate escapes elsewhere have been introduced into sharp focus by the loss of life of a marshal at Manufacturers Hatch, the sombre protection of which leads our Nationwide part. The accident, which is already being investigated, introduced the motorsport neighborhood collectively in appreciation of the volunteers that make all of it doable.
Look out for Autosport journal subsequent week (12 August), which is able to embody our 52-page information to the 2021 Le Mans 24 Hours.
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