Hamilton beats pole-sitter Verstappen to win Hungarian Grand Prix

04 August 2019 - 17:03 By afp.com
Lewis Hamilton wins the 2019 Hungarian F1 Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton wins the 2019 Hungarian F1 Grand Prix.
Image: Jure Makovec/SOPA Images/LightRocket

Lewis Hamilton denied pole-sitter Max Verstappen to win a gripping Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Verstappen led until lap 66 of 70 when Hamilton took the lead helped by a brilliant pit strategy by his Mercedes team. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel finished third.

This was Hamilton's 81st Grand Prix triumph and it extended his lead in the Formula one drivers' championship.

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