Lewis Hamilton defeated all the competition after a tremendous fight with Max Verstappen and celebrated a major victory in the Hungarian GP at the Hungaroring. The British, thanks to an extra stop in boxing, managed to stretch the fierce resistance of Verstappen, who had to settle for second place. Third place went to Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) with a big lag.
Max Verstappen led the bigger races and then Mercedes made a brilliant strategic move as Lewis Hamilton made his second stop in the pits and the Brit took advantage of the fresh tires and broke into the lead five laps before the end.
Third place went to Sebastian Vettel with Ferrari, who was more than a minute behind the winner.
After the top three, Charles Leclerc was ranked second in the Ferrari, with Carlos Sainz with McLarn in the fifth place.
The sixth was Pierre Gasly (Red Bull) and the very good seventh was Kimi Raikkonen (Alfa Romeo).
Valtteri Bottas finished only eighth after colliding in the first round of the Hungarian GP, with Lando Norris (Mclaren) in the top ten.
Here's how it all ended –
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Max Verstappen started sovereignly from the pole position and led in the first corner in the first corner, while Bottas started off significantly worse. Hamilton came second, Bottas hit the rear left Leclerc tire with the front wing. The Finn had to stop, which meant he fell to the start of the starting line.
Verstappen maintained the lead easily in the first leg of the race, but Hamilton followed closely. The Dutchman stopped at 25 for a stop. lap, while Hamilton remained on the track for an additional six laps. The Briton returned to the track with a delay of a good five seconds, and after a moment he strung a few quick laps and approached Verstappen completely.
Hamilton did not hesitate to attack and the Mercedes racer took the first turn with the help of DRS in parallel with Verstapp.
Wheel-to-wheel battle for the lead of the race! ***
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Wheel-by-wheel combat followed through the next bend section, but Verstappen did not relent and retained the lead while driving Hamilton off the track.
Verstappen defended the first attack, with Mercedes reacting immediately and calling Hamilton a second time in the box.
The Briton quickly melted Verstappen's advantage with fresh tires and overtook him five laps before the end.
Thus, after his team's brilliant tactical move, Hamilton celebrated a major victory, further enhancing its World Cup scoring advantage.
In the penultimate round, in the internal billing of both Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel overtook Charles Leclerc and broke into third place.