Renault Esteban Ocon has clinched his first ever Grand prix after finishing at the summit in the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Ocon whose first podium finish came in 2020 at the Sakhir Grand Prix beat challenge from 2nd placed Sebastian Vettel and 3rd placed Lewis Hamilton to win.
A podium finish is just enough for Hamilton to climb to top of the Drivers standings, usurping Max Verstappen who settled for 10th place in Hungary.
Max Verstappen was 32 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton heading to the British Grand Prix, but a “controversial” crash between Hamilton and And the aforementioned Redbull driver reduced the margin to 8. But a podium finish for Hamilton in Hungary earned him 15 points so he now leads the standings by 6 points.
Ocon who was part of the Mercedes driver development programme until his move to Renault. He made his Formula one debut for Manor racing in 2016, at the Belgian Grand Prix, where he replaced Rio Haryanto.