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Bottas causes an accident that complicates Verstappen and withdraws Pérez in Hungary

After a shower fell on the track with 25 minutes to go before the traffic light went out, all the drivers opted to start the race on intermediate tires in poor grip conditions.

While grid leader Lewis Hamilton managed to maintain his lead at the start, his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas miscalculated his braking at Turn 1, losing control and colliding with the rear of the driver from McLaren, Lando Norris.

This sent Norris up against Max Verstappen, who was also hit, while Bottas’s car collided with Sergio Perez’s second Red Bull.

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Lance Stroll and Charles Leclerc also collided, sending McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo into a spin.

The safety car quickly exited before the red flag finally appeared due to debris on the track, with all the cars returning to pit lane.

Bottas, Pérez, Stroll and Leclerc have withdrawn from the race, while Verstappen had lost the bargeboard on the right side of his car.

Under the red flag, Hamilton is the leader ahead of Esteban Ocon’s Alpine, while Sebastian Vettel is third for Aston Martin.

Williams’ drivers, Nicholas Latifi and George Russell, have placed in the top 10 in the chaos, ranking sixth and eighth, while Mick Schumacher sits in 10th for Haas.

As seen under the last red flag at Silverstone, teams are allowed to complete repairs on cars under the red flag, giving Red Bull a chance to try and fix Verstappen’s car. He will take the restart in 13th position.

McLaren rushed Norris’s car back to the garage, with a large patch of soil on the left rear of the car visibly missing.

But the team informed the FIA ​​race director Michael Masi via public radio that it had to recall the car under the red flag, reducing the race to 15 cars.

The stewards were quick to confirm that the incidents in turn 1 were being investigated.

The race control announced that the grand prix will resume in about 15 minutes starting at 3:18 pm local time.

Gallery: Photos before the Hungarian F1 GP race

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