Formula One

Lewis Hamilton Wins the Hungarian Grand Prix

2020 Hungarian Grand Prix. Official Mercedes Archives

Lewis Hamilton won the Formula One race in Hungary, which marked his 86th victory. The Mercedes driver dominated the semi-rainy race, allowing no challenge from the others. With this win, Lewis matched Micheal Schumacher’s record for most wins on a single track – 8. Max Verstappen came in P2 with less than 1 second margin ahead of the other Mercedes driver, Valteri Bottas. Lance Stroll took his Racing Point into P4 after some phenomenal performance. Max’ teammate in Red Bull Alex Albon finished 5th ahead of Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari. The Italian team has been struggling all season, as no significant improvements seem to have gone into place. Behind him, Sergio Perez finished in 7th for Racing Point, and Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo got P8. Kevin Magnussen brought Haas’ first points for the season with a P9, while McLaren scored just a single point today with Carlos Sainz’ P10.

The Ferrari of Charles Leclerc was the first car to miss on the points today. The Monegasque went for the wrong tire strategy during the early stages of the race, which lost him a handful of places. Daniil Kvyat finished 12th, ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris. Both McLaren drivers did poorly at the start of the race, and despite Norris’ strong performance in the final stages, P13 was all the young driver could get this time. Esteban Ocon with Renault finished 14th, with Romain Grosjean in P15. Grosjean and his teammate Kevin had a fantastic first half of the race, due to gambling on the tire strategy when the track was still drying out. However, as everyone else switched to dry tires, Haas’ pace did not seem good enough to keep them in top 5, and they quickly begun to lose track positions.

Hungary was yet another difficult experience for Alfa Romeo. Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi managed to finish 16th and 17th, ahead only of the two Williams cars. Raikkonen, who started last, had to also account for a 5-second time penalty, given to him by the stewards for being on the wrong track position at the start of the race. Just like Alfa, Williams also performed relatively poorly. Despite getting both cars into Q2 yesterday, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi were once again the last to cross the checkered flag. The only man to retire today was Pierre Gasly, whose Alpha Tauri encountered some engine problems.

Check out the official result LEADERBOARD.


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