F1 Hungarian Grand Prix LIVE RESULTS: Ocon WINS ahead of Vettel as Lewis Hamilton held up by Alonso to finish third

LEWIS HAMILTON has fallen just short in his bid to win the Hungarian Grand Prix from last place.

The Brit ended up in third after being held up by a stubborn Fernando Alonso for eight long laps.

Hamilton started alone on intermediates after Valtteri Bottas took out Lando Norris and two Red Bulls to get the race red flagged.

And that decision cost him dear as he was forced all the way to the back of the grid, with every other driver on slicks.

Esteban Ocon took his first ever chequered flag after heroically holding off second placed Sebastian Vettel.

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    WOLFF NOT AT THE DOOR

    Toto Wolff has said he will not be speaking to Christian Horner in person about Valtteri Bottas' crash into both Red Bull drivers on the opening lap.

    When asked if he would apologise directly to Red Bull, he said: "I will do it in public like I am doing it here, with you.

    "I'm sorry for that."

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    'COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND'

    Toto Wolff has apologised to Red Bull after Valtteri Bottas crashed into both Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen.

    He said: "I completely understand the feelings. All I can do is to take it on us.

    "It was a small mistake being too late on the race and took out Lando and the two Red Bulls.

    "It's not how things should go but in the rain it can be quite tricky.

    "It was a small mistake that cost them a lot of points and possibly two places on the podium, so sorry for that."

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    'COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND'

    Toto Wolff has apologised to Red Bull after Valtteri Bottas crashed into both Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen.

    He said: "I completely understand the feelings. All I can do is to take it on us.

    "It was a small mistake being too late on the race and took out Lando and the two Red Bulls.

    "It's not how things should go but in the rain it can be quite tricky.

    "It was a small mistake that cost them a lot of points and possibly two places on the podium, so sorry for that."

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    MAX-ED OUT

    Max Verstappen was fuming after being crashed into by a Mercedes on the opening lap for the second race running.

    This time it was Valtteri Bottas, who took out both the Dutchman and his Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez.

    Verstappen said: "Again taken out by a Mercedes, so that's not what you want.

    "From there onwards I was missing my whole side of the car, and the floor was damaged as well.

    "It was almost impossible to drive to be honest.

    "I still tried my very best and I scored one point, so it's at least something but it's not what you want."

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    TEAM EFFORT

    Fernando Alonso is heaping pressure on the whole Alpine team after Esteban Ocon won the Hungarian Grand Prix and he finished fifth.

    Alonso said: "I am super super happy. Not just for Esteban because it's a day he will never forget, but for the guys.

    "They are working flat out and the results are not easy to come.

    "You know we are in a very very tough and competitive environment in Formula One and to have these kind of results is a motivation for everybody."

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    LEW BLEW IT

    Fernando Alonso offered a scathing assessment of Lewis Hamilton's drive after he held the Mercedes off for eight laps.

    The Brit's former McLaren team-mate said: "I think Lewis was making small mistakes in the last two corners, that's my honest opinion.

    "He had so much pace and you cannot take eight laps to pass with that kind of pace advantage.

    "And in fact, after changing a few lines, he could pass Carlos [Sainz] immediately. One lap after.

    "It was not difficult to pass in my opinion, but he took four or five laps to figure it out."

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    CALL A VET

    A lovely gesture from Sebastian Vettel as he calls on Alpine team principal Laurent de Rossi onto the podium for the photos.

    De Rossi would have been over the moon with the incredible defensive display both his drivers, winner Esteban Ocon and fifth placed Fernando Alonso, put on today.

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    TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK

    Esteban Ocon was full of praise for Fernando Alonso after his team-mate held Lewis Hamilton up.

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    WHAT AN EPIC

    This may take a bit of time to sink in for Esteban Ocon…

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    OCON REACTION

    He says: "We had some difficult moments this season, we overcame them.

    "What can I say? It's fantastic.

    "Sebastian was mega quick the whole race but we managed to hold him off."

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    HAMILTON LEADS THE CHAMPIONSHIP

    He said: "Yeah, we came in this weekend not knowing how it would go.

    "Considering the circumstances today, I'll take it."

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    BIG HUGS

    Esteban Ocon is greeted by some ecstatic team staff, and a lovely hand shake from Sebastian Vettel.

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    IT'S A MARATHON

    Literally! The top two are both having to RUN to the podium after running out of fuel on track.

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    OCON MISSES HIS MARK

    Esteban Ocon apparently does not know where the winner's spot in the pit lane is, and stops on track!

    So do Sebastian Vettel and George Russell, evidently out of fuel…

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    WILLIAMS BAG SIX POINTS

    SIX!

    George Russell holds of Max Verstappen on the last lap to finish ninth, with Nicholas Latifi eighth.

    And Pierre Gasly takes the fastest lap over a late pit stop.

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    WHAT A RACE!

    That is Esteban Ocon's first-ever Formula One Grand Prix victory!

    Sebastian Vettel takes second before Lewis Hamilton third.

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    OCON WINS

    A stunning drive, an epic! Esteban Ocon takes the chequered flag!

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    OCON HAS 1.5 SECONDS ON VETTEL

    Can Alpine start to celebrate?!

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    FINAL LAP

    Lewis Hamilton has four seconds to make up on the front two, that is probably too much for the Mercedes.

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    LEWIS GOES THIRD

    Both racers have to go around Daniel Ricciardo to lap the McLaren at Turn 1 but Lewis Hamilton continues his fightback and is on the podium!

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    SAINZ IS NEXT

    Lewis Hamilton pounces at Turn 2 of Lap 66 but the Ferrari holds onto third.

    But his resistance may not last long…

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    HAMILTON GETS IT DONE!

    Fernando Alonso locks up at Turn 1 and, with five laps to go, Lewis Hamilton goes fourth!

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    HAMILTON HELD OFF

    Fernando Alonso is doing a stunning job!

    Lewis Hamilton looks to have got the job done on Lap 63 but each time, at Turn 2 and 4, the Alpine is in the perfect position to hold onto fourth.

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    BOTTAS PENALTY

    Stewards have handed Valtteri Bottas a five grid place penalty for the NEXT Grand Prix, at Spa after the summer break.

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    A POINT FOR MAX

    Max Verstappen makes the move on Daniel Ricciardo, taking tenth place.

    A pair of Williams are in front of the Red Bull on his recovery mission.

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