Callum Ilott has closed the gap to the championship leaders with a race win at the Hungaoring. Ilott took a lights to flag victory, finishing eight and a half seconds ahead of Joel Eriksson in second.
It was a disappointing race for Lando Norris. He started from the second row of the grid, but a terrible start had him stop on the grid for a moment. The rest of the grid was able to avoid the slow moving Carlin, and Norris fell back to 16th.
Taking back positions wasn’t easy for Norris. He managed to pass Mariano Sato on the following lap, but struggled to find a way past Harrison Newey. Newey defended well, but Norris eventually took the position, finishing the race 14th and out of the points.
Race one winner and championship leader Maximilian Gunther also enjoyed a difficult race. He started from sixth on the grid, but David Beckmann got passed the Prema Powerteam driver on the opening lap. Beckmann was able to pull away from Gunther as the race progressed, though Gunther managed to close the gap in the closing stages.
Guanyu Zhou was promoted to the final podium position by Norris’ poor start. He remained untroubled by Jake Hughes throughout the race, and took his first podium of the season with a third place finish.
Joey Maweson spent the race battling with Jehan Daruvala for the top rookie position. Mewson defended well, but a small mistake towards the end of the race very almost undid his hard work when Daruvala almost got past. Maweson finished eighth with the rookie win, with Daruvala and Mick Schumacher following him across the line.
Ferdinand Habsburg completed the rop ten.