Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton enjoyed a peerless run to his eighth Hungarian Grand Prix victory, winning out over the Red Bull of Max Verstappen, as he tied with Michael Schumacher’s record for most number of wins at a single venue.
Hamilton was dominant from start to finish to record back to back Grand Prix win this season after winning the Styrian GP last week.
Starting in pole position for the seventh time at the Hungaroring and the 90th pole position of his F1 career, there was no stopping the Brit as he moves ahead of teammate Valterri Bottas in the drivers’ standings with his 86th career win.
The 35-year-old who is looking to equal Micheal Schumacher’s record of seven championship titles lead throughout except for lap four that had Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. From the fifth lap till the end of the race (70 laps), it was the Mercedes lead driver’s day.
He also had the fastest lap in the 70th lap in a time of 1:16.627 which is also a Hungarian GP lap record. It was Hamilton’s third straight win in Hungary.
Max Verstappen came second in the race while Valterris Bottas was third.
Meanwhile, Racing Point continued to defy the odds with another inspiring display. Drivers, Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez had finished third and fourth respectively in the qualifying race. Stroll finished fourth in the race while Perez ended in the seventh position.
It will be a welcome development for the team as they are placed third on the constructors standing having amazed 40 points so far.
Hungarian GP: Top 10 result
1. Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
2. Max Verstappen, Red Bull
3. Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes
4. Lance Stroll, Racing Point
5. Alexander Albon, Red Bull
6. Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari
7. Sergio Perez, Racing Point
8. Daniel Ricciardo, Renault
9. Kevin Magnussen, Haas
10. Carlos Sainz, McLaren
Drivers’ Championship standings
1. Lewis Hamilton – 63 points
2. Valtteri Bottas – 58 points
3. Max Verstappen – 33 points
4. Lando Norris – 26 points
5. Alexander Albon – 22 points
Constructors’ Championship standings
1. Mercedes – 121 points
2. Red Bull – 55 points
3. Racing Point – 40 points
4. McLaren – 40 points
5. Ferrari – 27 points
Formula 1 will go on a break and resume at the British GrandPrix for the fourth race of the season between July 31 – August 1.