In the round-up: Yuki Tsunoda was frustrated after a point-less race in Hungary.
“Everything was frustrating” for Tsunoda
Tsunoda started on soft tyres and gained six places on the first lap to run 11th. However a slow first pit stop undid much of that progress and he ended the race 15th, stuck behind Nico Hulkenberg.
“Everything was frustrating, everything this week,” said Tsunoda after the race. “Zero positives, to be honest. So, pretty frustrating.
“The pace was good for myself, but we just didn’t put it all together.”
Red Bull “immensely proud” of wins record
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said his team were thrilled to have broken the record for most consecutive Formula 1 race wins. Yesterday’s victory was their 12th in a row, breaking a record which was set by McLaren in 1988.
“We achieved history today, which is something very special for the whole team to achieve the record of 12 consecutive grand prix victories and to break that record from 1988,” said Horner.
“I remember watching Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost and the great McLaren team at the time led by Ron Dennis. To think that it has taken 35 years but we’re the team that managed to break that, particularly with the quality of opposition that we’re racing against is a phenomenal achievement and one that the whole team can be just immensely, immensely proud of.”
Aston Martin have “reality check” in Hungary
Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll finished ninth and 10th for Aston Martin as their dip in form continued at the Hungaroring. Team principal Mike Krack said “getting two cars home inside the points was the maximum today.”
“Both Lance and Fernando performed very well, but we are missing the performance to challenge higher up.”
Krack described the result as “a reality check” for the team. “We need to keep our heads down, keep working hard, and push through the developments to get back to where we were in earlier in the season.”
“Upsetting” result for Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo enjoyed by far their best qualifying performance of the season but came away with no points for the third race in a row. A problem with the braking system delayed Zhou Guanyu’s getaway, which also compromised Valtteri Bottas.
“Today’s result is upsetting for the team,” admitted Alfa Romeo representative Alessandro Alunni Bravi. “But there is at least one major positive from the weekend: our overall performance improved from the previous races, and we must carry it with us as we head to Spa next week, for the final race before the summer break.”
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On this day in motorsport
- 35 years ago today Ayrton Senna won at a very wet Hockenheimring while team mate Alain Prost recovered to take second