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Carnage as Bottas triggers massive opening corner crash at Hungarian F1 Grand Prix


Carnage at the first corner of the Hungarian Grand Prix sent five cars out and drivers’ championship leader Max Verstappen down through the field.

With rain falling onto a slippery track Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, who started second on the grid, ran into the rear of McLaren’s Lando Norris which led to a chain reaction leaving debris strewn all over the track. 

Norris was sent into Red Bull’s Verstappen, while Bottas’s broken car rammed into the side of the other Red Bull of Sergio Perez.

The series of crashes led to Bottas, Norris and Perez being taken out of the race, while the carnage continued behind them.

Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll was too travelling too fast into the first corner and tried a move up the inside before slamming into the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc, which ended both their races.

The shunt on Leclerc sent him into the side of Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo, who was on the verge of climbing into the top-three. 

After two laps behind the safety car the race was stopped to clear the wreckage from the track. 

Verstappen came into the pits before the race was stopped, but then confirmed he had lost his right barge board.

More to come.  


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