Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel react to thrilling Hungarian GP – video

Lewis Hamilton overtook Max Verstappen near the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix to earn his 81st Formula One race victory and extend his championship lead.

Mercedes made a strategic gamble with around 20 laps to go to bring Hamilton in for a second tyre change, while Red Bull decided to keep Verstappen out on track in the hope he could defend on a difficult track for overtaking. 

The much quicker tyres helped Hamilton swallow up Verstappen’s 20-second lead and he finally got past the Red Bull on lap 67 of 70. Sebastian Vettel finished in third place for Ferrari, ahead of his teammate Charles Leclerc and McLaren’s Carlos Sainz Jr.

Hamilton is now only 10 wins behind seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher’s record of 91. 

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Source: Formula 1

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