JOHNNY HERBERT was left red-faced after congratulating Lewis Hamilton on his ‘victory’ within the Hungarian GP – regardless of the Brit ending THIRD.
The previous F1 driver was conducting the post-race interviews after Esteban Ocon had taken the chequered flag on the Hungaroring.
Lewis Hamilton overtook Max Verstappen within the total standings together with his third-place end
Hamilton narrowly prevented a collision that harmed rival Verstappen
Herbert turned to Hamilton and mentioned: “What a race!
“The a centesimal F1 win for you, the ninth race win right here in Hungary, historical past being made by you however a irritating day as effectively.”
Having been informed about his error, he then corrected himself, saying: “I jumped forward of myself with that a centesimal win and ninth clearly right here in Hungary.”
The day gone by, Herbert had urged the Max Verstappen followers within the grandstands to cease booing Hamilton after he had taken pole, solely to spark much more of a response.
Herbert’s mistake caught spectators by shocked, and a few took to Twitter to query the interviewer.
One mentioned: “Uhhh does Johnny Herbert assume Hamilton’s gained? Loool.”
One other added: “Does Johnny Herbert assume Hamilton gained?!”
Others laughed on the error with a 3rd saying: “Jonny Herbert does realise that Hamilton didn’t win proper?”
Hamilton restarted on their own
Hamilton might not have made historical past with a a centesimal Grand Prix win however Ocon definitely did, selecting up his FIRST win in System One.
However Hamilton did produce a superb show to win a spot on the rostrum behind Sebastien Vettel.
The Brit managed to keep away from a first-lap collision involving team-mate Valtteri Bottas however dropped to final place following a strategic blunder as he fashioned a weird one-car grid for the restart.
After the race Hamilton mentioned: “In the present day was undoubtedly robust, we at all times make it troublesome for ourselves.
“It is loopy to assume we have been the one ones on the grid initially however these items occur, and we study from them. I gave it all the things, and I had nothing left on the finish.
“I used to be telling the crew how the observe was by way of the lap (earlier than race restart) however they mentioned rain was coming after I received again within the automobile, so I assumed that they had different data. I then noticed everybody diving in (to the pits)…
“We got here on this weekend and did not know the way it was going to go, and contemplating the circumstances immediately I am going to take it.”
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