Max Verstappen wins Hungarian GP after starting 10th



Max Verstappen, racing for Red Bull, staged an incredible comeback to win in Hungary after a disastrous Formula 1 qualifying session forced him to settle for 10th place.


After a strong performance on Saturday at the Hungaroring, George Russell was the unexpected pole starter for the race on Sunday.

Charles Leclerc overtook the British driver on lap 31 to grab the lead after catching him on the outside of turn one.


Verstappen was able to beat Russell and Leclerc and secure first place thanks to Red Bull making the right decisions, which has been the theme this season for Ferrari.
He had to compete with drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso to advance in the standings. He nearly lost the lead as soon as he took a bend, but he rectified it just in time.


Leclerc, who continued to run on hard tyres and found it difficult to keep up with him, was finally overtaken by him thanks to his DRS.


Lewis Hamilton actually set the fastest lap after closing the gap late in the race.

Being pitted opposite his old foe made for a tense finish for Verstappen, but a virtual safety car entering the last lap helped to reduce some of the tension.