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Hamilton victorious in Hungary

4th August 2019, 16:47 by Dan McCarthy

Lewis Hamilton has won the Hungarian Grand Prix after a tense battle with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen.

Hamilton qualified third in the race yesterday behind Max Verstappen and teammate Valtteri Bottas.

There was drama near the start of the race when Bottas was taken out of contention by Charles Leclerc, which led to a broken front wing for the Finnish driver.

Hamilton leapt up to second but Verstappen led the race from pole position and looked like he was going to coast to his third victory in four races.

However, Hamilton was switched to a two-stop strategy by Mercedes and the gamble paid off as he was able to eat away at Verstappen's 20-second advantage to overtake the Dutchman with three laps remaining of the race.

It is his eighth win of the season and seventh at Hungary, while he has now won 81 races overall, just 10 behind Michael Schumacher.

He is now 62 points ahead of teammate Bottas, who could only recover to eighth.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Dan McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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