Former F1 driver Giedo van der Garde believes the talent of Esteban Ocon “does not belong” among the elite names in the sport.

The Frenchman became Formula 1’s newest race winner after taking advantage of the chaos at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix, going on to lead for 66 of the 70 laps and take a well-earned win in an Alpine that usually runs in the thick of the midfield battle.

Ocon was awarded with a new three-year deal with Alpine after a strong start to the season next to Fernando Alonso within the team, and although he is now among the select few to have won a grand prix, former Caterham driver Van der Garde does not think his victory catapults his reputation to being among the front-liners of the sport.

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