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Ocon keeps his win after Hungarian GP investigation

The Alpine driver has been reprimanded for failing to park his car in the correct position following the race but more importantly keeps his win.

Esteban Ocon has been given a reprimand for failing to park his car in the right place following his maiden Formula 1 victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ocon missed the entry of the pit lane so decided to stop his Alpine machine near the end of the pit lane to then run down towards the podium to celebrate his brilliant win. "Race Director’s Note for the post-race procedure (Doc.. 38) requires drivers who finish the race in the top three positions to return to pit lane and stop at the boards showing their positions located in front of the race control tower," said the stewards in a statement. "Ocon, who finished in first place, failed to do so and parked his car on the track near the end of the pit lane. During the hearing Ocon explained that he missed the pit entry and figured that the best place to stop would be close to the pit exit. He apologized and confirmed to be more careful next time. "The Stewards do not assess this as a breach of parc ferme regulations. Ocon did not follow the race director's instructions however and therefore a penalty as stated above is appropriate." Second-place driver Sebastian Vettel as well as Lance Stroll, Carlos Sainz and Valtteri Bottas were reprimanded for not taking off their WeRaceAsOne t-shirts at the right time. In Vettel's case it was a t-shirt which supported the LGBTQ+ community. "The drivers explained that they forgot to take off the WRAO t-shirt in time during the national anthem because of the onset of rain," said the stewards.

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