THE BALL – Verstappen wins the Hungarian GP (Formula 1)

Max Verstappen, in Red Bull-RBTP, has added a new grand prix to his record which now has 28 victories in Formula 1, eight in the 2022 World Cup: starting from 10th position on the starting grid, after a technical problem during from yesterday’s qualifying, the 2021 champion made his debut in Hungary and, taking advantage of Ferrari’s poor day, combined his 8th win of the season with an increase in his lead over Charles Leclerc at the top of the drivers’ championship standings , dropping from 63 points to 80.

Verstappen, who starred before taking the lead in a race that saw 7 lead changes and was almost always under threat of rain, benefited from the right tire strategy, starting with the Pirelli compound the most flexible, to attack in the first phase of the grand prix, in order to gain positions, and riding the middle in the two stops he made during the 70 laps.

Surprisingly, with Ferrari out of action, due to bad strategic decisions, also related to tire selection, a (very) good day for Mercedes, which put two drivers back on the podium, as happened there a week, at Paul Ricard, in France, during the 12th round of the championship, with Lewis Hamilton in 2nd position, ahead of his teammate George Russell. In the Constructors’ World Cup, the German team are 30 points behind the Italian team, who are now 97th behind Red Bull, who are increasingly well positioned in the race to regain the title they did not have. most earned since 2013.

Formula 1, after this race at the Hungaroring, takes a break, only returning to action on August 28, with the Belgian Grand Prix.

Ratings

1.º Max Verstappen, Red Bull-RBPT, 1:39.35.912 h

2.º Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, +7,834 s

3.º George Russell, Mercedes, +12,337 s

4th Carlos Sainz Jr., Ferrari, +14.579s

5th Sergio Pérez, Red Bull-RBPT, +15.688s

6th Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, +16.047s

7th Lando Norris, McLaren-Mercedes, +1,18,300m

8th Fernando Alonso, Alpine-Renault, +1 lap

9th Esteban Ocon, Alpine-Renault, + 1 lap

10th Sebastian Vettel, Aston Martin-Mercedes, +1 lap

11.º Lance Stroll, Aston Martin-Mercedes, +1 volta

12.º Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri-RBPT, +1 volt

13th Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo-Ferrari, +1 lap

14th Mick Schumacher, Haas-Ferrari, +1 lap

15th Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren-Mercedes+, 1 lap

16.º Kevin Magnussen, Haas-Ferrari, +1 times

17.º Alexander Albon, Williams-Mercedes, +1 volta

18th Nicholas Latifi, Williams-Mercedes, +1 lap

19.º Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri-RBPT, +2 Volts

20.º Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo-Ferrari, Abandono

Drivers World Cup

1st Max Verstappen, 258 points

2nd Charles Leclerc, 178 points

3rd Sergio Perez, 173 points

4th George Russell, 158 points

5th Carlos Sainz Jr., 156 points

6th Lewis Hamilton, 146 points

7th Lando Norris, 76 points

8th Esteban Ocon, 58 points

9th Valtteri Bottas, 46 points

10th Fernando Alonso, 41 points

11th Kevin Magnussen, 22 points

12th Daniel Ricciardo, 19 points

13th Pierre Gasly, 16 points

14.º Sebastian Vettel, 16 points

15th Mick Schumacher, 12 points

16th Yuki Tsunoda, 11 points

17.º Zhou Guanyu, 5 pontos

18th Walk Lance, 4 points

19th Alexandre Albon, 3 points

20th Nicolas Latifi, 0 points

21st Nico Hulkenberg, 0 points

builders world

1st Red Bull-RBPT, 431 points

2nd Ferrari, 334 points

3rd Mercedes, 304 points

4th Alpine-Renault, 99 points

5th McLaren-Mercedes, 95 points

6th Alfa Romeo-Ferrari, 51 points

7th Haas-Ferrari, 34 points

8.º AlphaTauri-RBPT, 27 points

9th Aston Martin-Mercedes, 20 points

10th Williams-Mercedes, 3 points

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