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Sir Jackie Stewart on Sebastian Vettel disqualification and fears about ‘liberties being taken’ as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s rivalry heats up


Lewis Hamilton is a ‘fortunate boy’ to have come second within the Hungarian Grand Prix, says F1 legend Sir Jackie Stewart.

Regardless of qualifying in pole place, Hamilton’s race obtained off to a horrible begin as he discovered himself in final place following a chaotic opening.

Hamilton raced like a true champion in Hungary


Hamilton raced like a real champion in Hungary

However the seven-time world champion fought his approach again brilliantly to cross the road in third. Alpine driver Esteban Ocon claimed a shock win in Mogyorod.

Nonetheless, Hamilton earned 18 championship factors as he changed Sebastian Vettel in second attributable to an FIA technical delegate being unable to extract a enough gas pattern from the German’s car. Aston Martin are interesting the choice.

“It was a really uncommon race, it was hardly consultant of what would have been the case underneath regular circumstances,” Stewart advised talkSPORT Breakfast.

“It was nice to see the best way Renault (Alpine) obtained the victory which they’ve been trying ahead to for much too lengthy.

Ocon secured his maiden Grand Prix victory


Ocon secured his maiden Grand Prix victory

“I feel Lewis was a really fortunate boy to complete second underneath the circumstances however Mercedes do job and he drives it extraordinarily properly.

“The Aston Martin workforce should be actually hurting from it from coming second and on the rostrum to being disqualified.”

Hamilton is now high of the drivers’ championship, leapfrogging rival Max Verstappen, who might solely handle a ninth-place end.

The race for the F1 title appears to be like set to go proper to the wire and the rivalry between the pair has spilled over on a few events.

Hamilton and Verstappen are willing to push a lot of boundaries to come out on top

Hamilton and Verstappen are keen to push a whole lot of boundaries to come back out on high

Hamilton was booed in Hungary for his sluggish driving within the pit lane with Verstappen behind him in Q3, whereas the 2 collided throughout the British Grand Prix final month.

Stewart is apprehensive in regards to the ‘liberties which are being taken’ by drivers, referring to the incident between Hamilton and Verstappen at Silverstone.

“Lewis’ incident with Verstappen was very disturbing for me,” Stewart added. “Frankly, if that had been in my day and properly after my day, Verstappen would’ve been killed.

“The race observe has been made so secure, the run-off areas so large, and the buildings that he [Verstappen] lastly got here to a cease on and even then the g-forces have been monumental. I feel that was a terrific instance of what Silverstone have executed to make the observe safer.

“Nonetheless, individuals are taking extra liberties as we speak than they have been earlier than as a result of the penalties aren’t so massive… now it’s so secure that I feel individuals are taking too many possibilities.

“The early laps at Silverstone was instance of that as a result of I feel each drivers have been overdriving, notably when you consider it being solely the start of the race.

“We’ve obtained to readdress that and sadly it generally takes a giant, large motion or perhaps a life to make that come to actual understanding.”


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