f1 world September 25, 2019

Hungarian Grand Prix 2019 Results: Hamilton has seventh Hungarian GP win

Hungarian Grand Prix 2019 Results: Hamilton has seventh Hungarian GP win


Lewis Hamilton extended his Formula 1 world championship lead with victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix, as Sebastian Vettel survived late contact with Valtteri Bottas to finish second.


Max Verstappen lined up from the front of the grid after claiming the first pole position of his career.


The Red Bull driver just edged out Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.


Verstappen wrapped up his maiden pole just six days after his sublime drive to victory in the rain at Hockenheim.


He became F1’s 100th pole man in the sport’s 1,009th race.


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The 21-year-old Dutchman crossed the line first and his record-breaking lap greeted with huge cheers by the travelling orange army occupying the main grandstand.


Verstappen’s race started well but Hamilton passed the Red Bull star with three laps remaining to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.


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Hamilton was within one second of Verstappen when he was called in for a second pit stop – Mercedes hoping that a switch to fresh tyres would provide the British star with a chance to usurp the Dutchman.


The strategy move by Formula 1’s all-conquering team proved inspired. Hamilton left the pit lane 21 seconds behind Verstappen with 21 laps remaining, the Briton lighting up the time sheets before catching the back of Verstappen’s Red Bull.


The world champion then made the move for victory stick around the outside of Verstappen on lap 67.



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