Lewis Hamilton leaves no room for surprises, sweeps the Hungra GP and becomes leader of the World Cup – La Provincia


The British pilot Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) has won this Sunday the Hungarian Grand Prix, third date of Formula 1 World, by leading from start to finish and beating Max Verstappen (Red Bull), second, and his partner in Mercedes Valtteri Bottas, third.

With this triumph, the second consecutive one after the one achieved in the previous one Styrian Grand Prix, the reigning world champion already leads the table of pilots of this 2020 World Cup, surpassing a Bottas who, despite fighting for second place, had to be confirmed with being third.

Also, Hamilton flew with his soft tires set five laps from the end and managed, on the last lap, the fastest lap in the race and added one more point to put more ground in between with respect to Bottas in the drivers classification. Hamilton now has 63 points, for the Finn’s 58.

This was not Hamilton’s only achievement, since with this victory adds eight Hungaroring wins throughout his career and equals the record for the most victories on the same track that he now holds together with Michael Schumacher, who won 8 times in France.

In a fetish circuit for Hamilton, who won his first race with Mercedes in Hungary in 2013, the Briton continues to add victories and already has 86 under his belt, closer to the absolute record that Schumacher also holds, with 91.

There was no respite from the ‘silver arrow’, this time tinted black, from Hamilton to the rest of the cars. It turned out very well, opened a gap very soon and strolled through her Hungarian garden at her pleasure. Also , Bottas’ bad start He avoided that his partner could not disturb him. Verstappen, second, came to shoot almost half a minute from the already leader.

Yes there was fight between Verstappen, who improves his third position in Styria – he did not finish in Austria – with this second place that he earned by closing the door on Bottas. Fourth was Lance Stroll, with his Racing Point ‘pink Mercedes’, already almost a minute from Hamilton.

Alexander Albon (Red Bull) –if the team is not penalized for drying their area on the grid before the start–, Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari), Sergio Perez (Racing Point) , Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), Kevin Magnussen (Haas) and Carlos Sainz (McLaren) completed the ‘Top 10’.

Carlos Sainz, who suffered a bad first pit stop again, due to traffic in the ‘pit lane’ and not due to a team error, this time, he advanced with 10 laps to the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc to earn that tenth place and add 1 more point – he remains ninth in the World Cup with 14 points.

It was a crazy race, especially in its beginning. The water that had fallen on the track before the start was drying. The Hauss de Magnussen and Grosjean went through the pits to put on dry tires, after the reconnaissance lap, when the rest of the grid went with intermediates.

The constant dance of the pit pass to put dry tires was what kept Sainz from being ahead. Bad luck was primed with the Madrid, who had to let up to 5 cars when he had already finished his stop. In addition, Latifi (Williams) fell on him and the incident did not go further because Sainz raised his foot.

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