Lewis Hamilton wins 8th Hungarian GP to equal Michael Schumacher’s Formula One record

BUDAPEST: Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton gained the Hungarian Grand Prix for the eighth time to equal Michael Schumacher’s single-venue record and take the championship lead on Sunday.

Hamilton’s newest victory from pole place was as comfy because the practically 9-second margin over second-place Max Verstappen instructed. The British driver’s 86th GP win moved him simply 5 behind the German nice Schumacher’s F1 record of 91.

Schumacher gained the French GP eight occasions when it was held at Magny-Cours. Hamilton first gained right here in 2007 and his first success with Mercedes additionally got here on the Hungaroring monitor in 2013, the yr after changing Schumacher on the Silver Arrows group.

Verstappen drove fantastically to maintain off Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, who completed lower than one second behind him in third to relinquish the championship lead after three races.

Hamilton took a record-extending 90th profession pole on Saturday to match Schumacher’s record for seven poles on the 4.4-kilometer (2.7-mile) monitor nestled amongst rolling hills exterior of Budapest.

He made a clear begin however Bottas made a poor one from second and was overtaken by Lance Stroll beginning third; the Ferraris of Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, and Verstappen from seventh.

Red Bull solely simply managed to get Verstappen’s automotive on the grid for the beginning. About 20 minutes earlier, he broken the entrance wing when going over a kerb and sliding into the boundaries on a warmup lap.

Team principal Christian Horner regarded on anxiously as mechanics changed it and repaired the suspension, working frantically quick to get his automotive prepared. They did, with simply minutes left.

In a demoralising signal of the occasions for Ferrari, each vehicles have been lapped by Hamilton.

Stroll positioned fourth forward of Red Bull’s Alexander Albon, with Vettel sixth and Leclerc out of the factors in 11th.

Hamilton and most drivers once more took the knee in opposition to racism earlier than the beginning.

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