The drivers that have been in a chaotic lap 1 shunt at Hungaroring have spoken about the incident.
The 2021 Hungarian GP started with a big incident, which ended the race prematurely for Valtteri Bottas, Charles Leclerc, Lance Stroll, Sergio Perez, and Lando Norris. The crashes have also triggered a red flag to clear the track. After the event unfolded, the drivers made their comments regarding it. Obviously, the drivers were not glad about it at all.
“[I have] not much to say,” Norris told Sky Sports. “Just annoyed I guess. Lap 1, I don’t know why that has to happen, why risk doing those kind of stupid things. But nothing I can do though. Not a lot to stay.”
Perez has confirmed that his engine has got some damage after the hit from Bottas.
“It’s such a shame, I was already up to third place,” he commented.
“I outbraked the McLaren and thought I was well ahead, and unfortunately Bottas did a big mistake and just ruined our race.
“I don’t know what else to say. It was all over. The engine is damaged. He went all the way into the radiator.”
Leclerc shared his thoughts via Twitter: