Hungarian Grand Prix – Max Verstappen takes a stunning win from 10th place

Hungarian Grand Prix – Max Verstappen takes a stunning win from 10th place

Max Verstappen takes a stunning Hungarian GP win from 10th on the grid as Lewis Hamilton’s flying finish overtakes his Mercedes teammate George Russell to take second

  • Max Verstappen managed to win the Hungarian Grand Prix after starting the race in tenth place
  • Lewis Hamilton also started from the back of the grid but finished second ahead of his teammate George Russell
  • Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jnr was third, with Red Bull’s Sergio Perez fourth

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Max Verstappen won the Hungarian Grand Prix in stunning style after Ferrari once again conspired to boast about a bizarre call to strategy.

Lewis Hamilton was second and George Russell third.

The red cars appeared to be in control as Charles Leclerc managed to end Russell’s manly resistance on lap 30 of 70.

Max Verstappen managed to win the Hungarian Grand Prix despite starting the race from tenth place

Hamilton showed a brilliant drive in Hungary, finishing the race in second place after starting the race in seventh

Hamilton showed a brilliant drive in Hungary, finishing the race in second place after starting the race in seventh

George Russell achieved his first pole position but finished third at the Hungaroring

George Russell achieved his first pole position but finished third at the Hungaroring

Leclerc made his move on the outside of the first corner, his car faster than the Mercedes, and then bravely braked late to charge to the front amid cheers from the biggest crowd to ever pack the Hungaroring – 290,000 over the weekend.

But Ferrari decided to put him on hard tires next. This rubber was pathetically slow. And he was soon gobbled up on lap 40 by Verstappen, who had started from 10th after a problem in qualifying.

The Dutchman then spun – perhaps a victim of spitting and raindrops. He briefly relinquished his lead to Leclerc but simply passed Leclerc again and sped away to victory, extending his championship lead to 80 points, the equivalent of more than three wins with nine races remaining.

Leclerc was a hardly believable sixth.

Investigations are being carried out at Ferrari as to where they are going into the summer break. Pirelli, the tire supplier, hadn’t even mentioned the medium-medium-hard strategy that Ferrari had devised freelance.

Boss Mattia Binotto has to sweat for his position. Carlos Sainz in the other Ferrari was fourth.

Hamilton, who started seventh, drove a brilliant comeback. Fast all afternoon, he made his telling final moves on lap 63 past Saiinz and two laps later Russell. Hamilton was helped by sitting on soft tires at the end. It was a good performance by everyone involved at Mercedes.

Summarize Sportsmail provided live coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix.