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Hamilton wins in Hungary after hunting down Verstappen

August 04, 2019 23:11 IST

Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrate finishing first, second and third respectively in the Hungarian Grand Prix

IMAGE: Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull's Max Verstappen and Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrate on the podium finishing first, second and third respectively in the Hungarian Grand Prix, in Hungaroring, Budapest, on Sunday. Photograph: Lisi Niesner/Reuters.

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record seventh time on Sunday and extended his title lead to 62 points after relentlessly reeling in Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

 

Verstappen, who started from pole position for the first time, finished runner-up with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel third but more than a minute behind, with the top two in a battle of their own.

The win was Hamilton's eighth in 12 races this season and the 81st of his career. Closest rival and team mate Valtteri Bottas finished eighth after the two Mercedes drivers made contact on the opening lap.

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