Max Verstappen claims victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring

Image of Red Bull's Max Verstappen. Credit: [email protected]

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen drove his car from tenth on the grid to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.

 

Current world champion Max Verstappen won today’s Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in spectacular fashion. The Dutchman drove his Red Bull from tenth on the grid to take the chequered flag, and his eighth win of the season.

With only nine races remaining, today’s victory increased Verstappen’s lead in the championship to an incredible 80 points. On his way to the win, he twice passed Ferrari’s Charles LeClerc, who had to settle for sixth position.

George Russell started the race in pole position, but on Lap 31 he was overtaken by LeClerc. The two Ferrari drivers had started the race in second and third position, but this was not to be their day, with Carlos Sainz coming home in fourth.

Lewis Hamilton capped a tremendous display in the Mercedes by claiming second on the podium, demoting his teammate Russell to third.

Verstappen picked off the field one at a time, even coming back from spinning off the track to catch and overtake LeClerc for a second time just four laps later. Once he took the front he never looked like losing the lead. Sergio Perez hung on to take fifth place in the other Red Bull.

Lando Norris showed his undoubted talent with yet another fine drive in the McLaren to finish in seventh. Fernando Alonso and Esteban Ocon took their Alpines to eighth and ninth respectively, with Sebastian Vettel – who announced his retirement this weekend – rounding out the top 10 in the Aston Martin.

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