Max Verstappen overtakes Lewis Hamilton on opening lap earlier than claiming seventh consecutive win and giving Purple Bull report twelfth win in a row; Lando Norris second for McLaren as Sergio Perez completes podium after beginning ninth; Hamilton fourth however misplaced three positions on opening lap
By Jonathan Inexperienced on the Hungaroring
Final Up to date: 23/07/23 3:48pm
Max Verstappen delivered Purple Bull an F1 report twelfth consecutive Grand Prix win as he cruised to victory on the Hungarian GP after passing Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap.
Verstappen bought a wonderful begin from P2 on the grid to attract alongside the pole-sitting Hamilton and declare the lead going into Flip One.
The championship chief was by no means threatened after that as he cruised residence by 33 seconds for a seventh consecutive win which sees Purple Bull turn into the primary staff to win a dozen races in row.
Lando Norris claimed one other second place for McLaren, whereas Sergio Perez pulled off a variety of aggressive overtakes within the different Purple Bull to complete third after beginning ninth.
Perez needed to maintain off a charging Hamilton within the closing levels because the Mercedes lastly got here alive once more on decrease gasoline, however the seven-time world champion needed to accept fourth on a troublesome afternoon the place he misplaced three positions on the opening lap.
Oscar Piastri was fifth, together with his and Norris’ outcomes serving to McLaren strengthen their grip on P5 within the Constructors’ Championship after Alpine suffered one other double DNF after Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon collided on account of some first-corner pinball on the opening lap.
George Russell made a wonderful restoration from 18th on the grid to complete sixth, promoted a place after Charles Leclerc dropped a spot to seventh on account of a five-second time penalty for rushing within the pit lane.
Carlos Sainz was unable to progress after an excellent begin had lifted him from P11 to P6 and completed eighth within the second Ferrari, forward of the 2 Aston Martins as Fernando Alonso led residence Lance Stroll.
Daniel Ricciardo was thirteenth in his first race for AlphaTauri, two locations forward of team-mate Yuki Tsunoda.
Hungarian GP outcome
1) Max Verstappen, Purple Bull
2) Lando Norris, McLaren
3) Sergio Perez, Purple Bull
4) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
5) Oscar Piastri, McLaren
6) George Russell, Mercedes
7) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
8) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
9) Fernando Alonso, Aston Martin
10) Lance Stroll, Aston Martin
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