Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the drivers championship taking victory in Hungary ahead of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen who had started from pole. Hamilton took the lead in the closing stages of the race as Verstappen was forced to make a late stop with just three laps to go after running out of tyres.
Hamilton said the team were having brake issues throughout the race and was lifting and coasting but managed to score his 81st victory. It was also Hamilton’s seventh Hungarian win. Max Verstappen said that they just weren’t fastest in the race but that had a good day and got plenty of points for the championship.
Sebastian Vettel had a great race taking third place from his Scuderia Ferrari team mate Charles LeClerc to claim the final step on the podium. It was a great day for McLaren as Carlos Sainz came home in fifth place just ahead of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly.
Alfa Romeo Racing’s Kimi Raikkonen had a great day coming from 10th on the grid to finish the event in seventh place just ahead of Valtteri Bottas who had a disastrous race having started the race from pole position.
Lando Norris gave McLaren a great haul of points as he came home in ninth while Alex Albon rounded out the top ten for Scuderia Toro Rosso. Racing Point F1 Team’s Seegio Perez came home in 11th just ahead of his former team mate Nico Hulkenberg who was 12th for the Renault F1 Team.
Kevin Magnussen was 13th for Haas just ahead of Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kyat and George Russell.Lance Stroll was 17th for the Racing Point F1 team just ahead of Antonio Giovinazzi and Robert Kubica.
Romain Grosjean was the only retirement from the race. It was a special day for Indianapolis 500 winner Simon Pagenaud who attend the Grand Prix as he waved the chequered flag at the end of the race.