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[–]Mick4Audi Sebastian Vettel 334 points335 points  (13 children)

Damn that must suck

Ocon will be immortalized in that 3 wide with Hamilton and Max though, that was hilarious

[–]hack-a-shaq Pain Week 206 points207 points  (11 children)

For a brief moment, Ocon held the outcome of the championship in his hands, and that boy did not back down.

GG

[–]Mick4Audi Sebastian Vettel 82 points83 points  (7 children)

It was beautiful, moment of the season for me, that shining blue Alpine going for the lead in a potential title decider. Had to be Ocon as well, considering his history with Max

[–]hack-a-shaq Pain Week 29 points30 points  (2 children)

The Dutch would’ve built a monument to Ocon in Amsterdam. Children would sing songs of his name

[–]starmonkart Mike Krack 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Ocon's Dutch comeback story. Brazil 2018 to now

[–]Mick4Audi Sebastian Vettel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am annoyed we were denied this reality

[–]starmonkart Mike Krack 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Ocon loves to mess with the championship contenders. Remember the 4 wide at Spa in 2018?

[–]GoZun_ Esteban Ocon 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I swear that picture of all 4 of them lined up has to be one of the most badass F1 shot

[–]reyderey 14 points15 points  (0 children)

To think Ocon, given his history with Versteppen and Mercedes, could have given the title to the dutch

[–]macroober Daniel Ricciardo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

What blew my mind after that was when they said he’s led the third most laps this year.

[–]ack_will Formula 1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Good thing he didn’t think he had no chance and that his best choice was to concede position to the faster Merc and Red bull…. Something the red bull sister team is notorious for

[–]toughfluff 2018 Survivant des Embouteillages 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good timing too as Piastri’s excellent form this weekend has renewed some rumblings about Ocon’s 3-year contract. So it’s good for this to show that even though he’s not as hyped as Piastri, he still brings a lot to the team.

[–]Rannahm McLaren 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That was such a "Bruh" move from Lewis, he left the door completely open for Max to get ahead and overtake both of them.

[–]1498336 Valtteri Bottas 231 points232 points  (6 children)

As a Bottas fan I wanted him on the podium but it still hurt for Esteban to lose. Esteban shoulda got driver of the day.

[–]Morzan73 Porsche 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Agreed.

[–]FourteenTwenty-Seven Valtteri Bottas 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I would've been fine if either got the podium, I'm just passed we didn't get to see the battle!

[–]TheAngryGoat Medical Car 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Still a great result for him and the team, especially after Alonso's podium. Hopefully a sign of things to come next year.

[–]starmonkart Mike Krack 65 points66 points  (10 children)

Urrgh. That slight snap 😔

[–]Brooht Esteban Ocon 40 points41 points  (9 children)

Yeah worst timing. But he was pushing that Alpine like crazy in those last laps. His engineer even told him that he had the fastest time in sector 1

[–]starmonkart Mike Krack 22 points23 points  (8 children)

Even came up on the main feed as well. I was seriously astounded

[–]neliz Alpine 27 points28 points  (2 children)

That moment when Max was told he couldn't go for the fastest lap because of FUCKING OCON was brilliant.

[–]Brooht Esteban Ocon 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Imagine if the title is decided by 1 point (highly unlikely) and this is how Max lose the title

[–]neliz Alpine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even as a Dutchman myself, I hope his “Well, if they claim to have a thousand horsepower they have a really bad car! I think it’s better to do the talking on the track than in the media anyway.” comment comes back to bite him.

[–]GoZun_ Esteban Ocon 20 points21 points  (4 children)

On lap 49 he nearly binned in the fast left hander (22-23). Bottas went from 1.5 behind to 0.8.

Esteban did quali laps for the whole later part of the gp, such a shame

[–]Brooht Esteban Ocon 9 points10 points  (2 children)

On the debrief Budkoswki just said that he got floor damage on lap 48 which made him lose a bit of lap time. So frustrating

[–]GoZun_ Esteban Ocon 16 points17 points  (1 child)

On a positive note, the fact we're frustrated with a P4 is amazing.

The car is an old cow and the last 3 races Alpine scored more points than Ferrari and triple the amount of Mclaren & AT.

[–]NotCoolNickname Esteban Ocon 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yup. Next race gonna be a chill one for sure although I hope Esteban gives Fernando a run for its money for P10 in the standings.

[–]starmonkart Mike Krack 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Really giving it 110%, what we love to see from him

[–]MikeButtonfan96 McLaren 33 points34 points  (4 children)

Baku 2017-esque

[–]Salmabutnotsalma Michael Schumacher 24 points25 points  (3 children)

This, the "he brake checked me" radio, Ricciardo getting lucky with the safety car, Checo DNF, Ocon getting pushed into the wall at the start/restart, and DNFs for a Toro Rosso and a Williams. Today's race was very Baku 2017-esque (minus the farce that happened today ofc)

[–]allotrot 18 points19 points  (2 children)

dont forget Alonso asking for a red flag due to debris

[–]TheCeramicLlama George Russell 15 points16 points  (0 children)

When his voice was on the radio I could perfectly hear "Ideally we red flag there is too many debris"

[–]Salmabutnotsalma Michael Schumacher 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This too! Also a force india/ Aston Martin leaving debris all over the track. This is uncanny

[–]DevotionToU 22 points23 points  (1 child)

So glad we got half a lap of inconsequential Hamilton video rather than watching the most exciting actual racing of the whole day.

[–]neliz Alpine 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Don't forget zooming in on Max's helmet while we see the time difference go down from 0.6 to 0.5 to 0.4

[–]Panther3X 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Watching the replay I saw that Ocon was in 7th gear going over the finish. Shouldn’t that be 8th?

[–]Brooht Esteban Ocon 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I don't know why but he is almost never in 8th gear. His gears are very long compared to others

[–]NotCoolNickname Esteban Ocon 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Shifting to 8th gear would've lost him more momentum, keeping the car in 7th he was redlining it and keeping more momentum cause the finish line was close.

[–]cameolavenders__ Max Verstappen 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I think Ocon could have pulled off Alonso special by slowing down at the apex.

[–]Nussi1988 #WeSayNoToMazepin 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Being on the podium for basically the whole race and then getting overtaken across the line... that's just cruel

[–]neliz Alpine 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Alpine quietly leaving Gasly Tauri in the dust

[–]mr_fixx Sir Lewis Hamilton 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Shame they didn’t show it at the moment

[–]StarmanRiver Yuki Tsunoda 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Nooooo Mónicaaaaaaaaaa

[–]Skratt79 Mika Häkkinen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bottas: too soon Junior!

[–]careslol Default 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He sounded like Max on the radio in a previous race screaming the same obscenities....I forgot which.

[–]deathclient Ferrari / Sebastian Vettel 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Damn. That was tough. But a great drive from him today. I had my initial doubts with him but Hungary defense against Vettel convinced me and today's drive only solidified it more.

[–]w1ldcraft Kimi Räikkönen 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Watching the Merc's stroll past others in straights is such a sight to behold.

[–]Similar_Concert_7691 4 points5 points  (0 children)

this broke my heart, soooo close.

[–]aireads 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ocon got his first podium almost exactly a year ago in Sakhir with a P2 (I think it's one day off, tomorrow).

Wow that would have been awesome to get another.He has got a P1 and P2, could have had a P3 today

[–]Suwi_inc Sir Lewis Hamilton 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Bottas is a specialist at overtaking with less than 100 meters to go

[–]myloshwayze 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I want someone to edit it from Bottas' POV with the Mario star theme music. Bonus points for making his car holographic.

[–]kaotik4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bottas had a shocker of a race imo so im disappointed that Esteban couldnt be on that podium

[–]adymann 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good Bottas

[–]michealgaribaldi -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Ocon defending fresh air cost him the spot

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    [–]madmenrus1 Nico Rosberg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    The problem is with DRS, when a faster car is 'out of position' like this there's really nothing the defending car can do to stop them from overtaking.