Final Up to date: 31/07/22 4:02pm
Max Verstappen crosses the road to safe a superb victory from 10th on the grid with Lewis Hamilton ending second!
Max Verstappen produced a shocking comeback drive from 10th on the grid to win the Hungarian Grand Prix and lengthen his title lead over Charles Leclerc, following one other depressing Sunday for the Ferrari driver.
In a charming race the place three groups had been in competition for the win, Verstappen, who noticed his qualifying ruined by an engine difficulty, fought again through stonking tempo and sensible Pink Bull pit-stop technique and handed Leclerc twice – earlier than and after a nervy spin in slippery situations – to seal his victory.
In a shock repeat from the rostrum in France, Lewis Hamilton, who additionally loved a fantastic restoration from seventh, was second forward of pole-sitter George Russell, as Mercedes celebrated one other double podium.
Leclerc had began third and ended Russell’s creditable resistance for the lead on Lap 31, and at that stage he appeared primed to bounce again from his France crash to take a championship-boosting win.
However making an attempt to reply to Verstappen’s tempo, Ferrari stopped Leclerc onto the laborious tyre and left him as a sitting duck to the Pink Bull.
Leclerc would go on to pit once more and completed a meagre sixth, and Verstappen now has an 80-point title lead heading into F1’s summer time break.
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