‘Hat it tight there’ – Russell, Ricciardo and other F1 drivers react to epic Alonso-Hamilton battle in Hungary

With the Formula 1 season over and dusted off, the drivers look back on intense battles that have unfolded throughout the season. Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best fights the racing community has witnessed took place at the Hungarian Grand Prix between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.


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Drivers such as Lando Norris, Daniel Ricciardo, George Russell, Nicholas Latifi, Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda reacted to their on-track battle.

F1 drivers give their opinion as Hamilton clashed with Alonso in Hungary


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Hamilton may have been pushing his limits all season as he had an intense fight with Max Verstappen. However, at the Hungarian Grand Prix he had to face his former teammate McLaren.

F1 journalists Sam Collins and Will Buxton also gave their thoughts on the fight. Buxton said, “It was magical” Collins, “It was as if the old master put the way on the young steed.” Buxton quickly responded saying: “But they’re both old masters now.” as their fight continued, Buxton added, “And Lewis trying to get around outside turn four, nobody gets that around turn 4,” Collins added, “Especially not on Fernando Alonso”, “I loved the elbows and it was right, probably right”, Buxton concluded.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice REUTERS/David W Cerny

Ricardo said, “A of the Battle of El *****.” Gasly was surprised and asked, “What did they touch? in no case did they actually touch each other.

After seeing Alonso’s move, Russell said: “I got it tight there,” his Canadian teammate added, “Any other track, it would have gone straight; this is Budapest.

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So how did the race go for Lewis?

Hamilton was pushing himself to the limit as he wanted to overtake the Spanish driver. In the end, he managed to overtake but finished the race in third place. However, it didn’t end there for the Knight as Sebastian Vettel was disqualified which allowed the Mercedes driver to be promoted to second place. Alonso had to settle for fourth place, gaining 12 points in the process.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – August 1, 2021 Mercedes’ third Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after the race REUTERS/Florion Goga

As we approach the next season, do you see more battles between the two world champions in 2022? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


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