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Reaction from the SportPesa Racing Point Formula 1 team's drivers and team prinicipal after the Hungarian grand prix.

Sergio: "Right at the end Albon came up behind me quickly and we made contact, which damaged my suspension."

"I was really struggling in the last three or four laps - it was a challenge just to finish in P11. We were expecting a difficult race, but we were in the fight for a point until the very end – unfortunately we just didn't get it. We gave it everything out there, so I'm happy with that. Hopefully the second half of the season will be more promising for us."

Lance: "I was stuck behind the Williams of Russell for the whole race so that pretty much sums up my afternoon."

"We knew this track was going to be difficult for us – because of our car characteristics – plus it’s not easy to overtake here. That’s why it was a frustrating race."

Otmar Szafnauer says: "The move from Albon was very firm and there was significant contact involved, which affected Sergio’s car late in the race. For Lance, we had to react to the cars around us early on, which forced a pit stop earlier than anticipated."

"We had to react to Giovinazzi pitting, but Russell pitted on the same lap as Lance and we remained stuck behind him. We moved to a two-stop race to see if we could make the fresh tyres work for us in the final part of the race, but ultimately we ran out of laps. It’s disappointing to leave Budapest empty-handed."

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