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Ocon off to a 'positive start' amid scorching conditions

Esteban Ocon underwent a slow start in his opening day of running at the Hungaroring, but the Alpine charger was in the mix among the top-five in FP2. The scorching conditions that prevailed on Friday in Budapest coupled with track temperatures that approached a sizzling 60° C challenged drivers and put a heavy strain on tyres. Ocon clocked in P11 in the first practice session, but the Frenchman's low fuel run on Pirelli's soft compound in the afternoon workout positioned the Alpine driver a promising fourth. "It was a good Friday practice overall," commented Ocon. "The conditions were very tricky with the heat, which must be a record here. I’ve never seen track...
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