At the Hungarian Grand Prix, Valtteri Bottas rams Lando Norris into Max Verstappen.
Lando Norris collided with Max Verstappen during the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas slammed into the back of Lando Norris at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix, sending the McLaren crashing into the side of Max Verstappen. Bottas started alongside Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton on the top row.
The Finn, on the other hand, had a poor start and was dragged into the midfield.
He tried to past Norris in an attempt to get back to the front, but he broke too late and collided with the young Brit.
Norris then collided with Verstappen, who was battling Hamilton for the lead.
As his race came to a premature end, Bottas apologized over his team radio.
He apologized, saying, “I’m sorry, folks.” “That’s all there is to it.”
As a result of the incident, Charles Leclerc and Lance Stroll all had to withdraw from the race.
Perez stated, “It’s evident that Bottas simply made a major error and took everyone out.”
“That was definitely a significant mistake, and we’ll defer to the stewards.”
The race was stopped when a red flag was raised.
Norris was forced to retire his car despite being the only driver to gain points in every race this season.
While the course was being cleared of debris, drivers were ushered into the pit lane.
As a result, Red Bull was able to act quickly to repair Verstappen’s damaged car.
However, the Dutchman has plummeted to 13th place and will face a tough battle to reclaim his position when the race resumes.
Verstappen has been in an accident on the first lap of a race for the second time in as many races.
Hamilton received a 10-second penalty a fortnight ago for sending his Red Bull adversary crashing into the barriers at the British Grand Prix.