Lando Norris has been promoted to third in the final race at the Hungaroring after Guanyu Zhou received a penalty.
A penultimate lap attack from Norris saw Zhou run wide in order to avoid a collision. Zhou kept the position, and crossed the line third. Stewards reviewed the incident post-race and handed the Prema Powerteam driver a five-second penalty.
That dropped Zhou back behind Norris, who picked up his eighth podium of the season.
“Our of Turn 4 you pull over to the left for Turn 5, but he dipped a wheel on the grass and he ran wide, and that allowed me to get to his inside,” Norris explained to motorsport.com.
“That lap I was actually going to slow down and do a fast lap to see what the car could do, because he hadn’t made any mistakes. I’m glad I decided to stay close instead because it paid off.”
Zhou says he didn’t gain any advantage by running up the escape road.
“Into Turn 6 I was in front as we went on the brakes, and I decided to go to the outside,” he said. “I tried to make the corner, but then I realised if I did he would crash into me. So I decided to go wide otherwise we both wouldn’t have finished.”
Norris, fourth in the championship, is now 25 points behind points leader Joel Eriksson. Zhou stays fifth, but falls to just four points ahead of Jehan Daruvala.