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Hungarian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton secures victory after late overtake

Re-live all the action from the Hungaroring

Callum Rice-Coates
Sunday 04 August 2019 11:26
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Lewis Hamilton passed Max Verstappen with three laps remaining to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton was within one second of Verstappen when he was called in for a second pit stop - Mercedes hoping that a switch to fresh tyres would provide the British star with a chance to usurp Verstappen. The strategy move by Formula One's all-conquering team proved inspired.

Hamilton left the pit lane 21 seconds behind Verstappen with 21 laps remaining, the Briton lighting up the time sheets before catching the back of Verstappen's Red Bull. The world champion then made the move for victory stick around the outside of Verstappen on lap 67. Re-live the action below:

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today's Hungarian Grand Prix!

Callum Rice-Coates will be in the driving seat from 1pm, so make sure to tune in for what promises to be another thrilling race.

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After the drama of last weekend's German Grand Prix, the focus turns to Hungary, where Max Verstappen will start in pole position for the first time in his career.

Valtteri Bottas is just behind the young Belgian, while Lewis Hamilton, who is the current championship leader, begins the race in third.

Let's hope for another exciting, eventful race at the Hungoraring.

Callum Rice-Coates4 August 2019 13:05
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Here's the best of the action from yesterday's qualifying:

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It is easy to forget that Max Verstappen is only 21-years-old. He is now in his fifth season as an F1 driver, competing at the very top and often making it look unerringly easy. His remarkable talent was in evidence in last week's win at Hockenheim, and another victory today will put Hamilton and Bottas on their toes.

“The car has felt good all weekend and it was flying in qualifying,” Verstappen said after capturing pole yesterday. “I am very happy about today. There is still a race to do and that is the most important thing.”

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Just under 20 minutes until the race begins! Here's today's starting grid:

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Lewis Hamilton has an excellent record in Hungary, so he'll be hopeful of another successful afternoon. He's won at the Hungoraring six times, but he's got a lot of work to do today.

Overtaking is not easy here, and Verstappen has a major advantage having secured pole.

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It's a hot one in Hungary. The good news - or perhaps not after last week - is that rain appears to be unlikely.

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The cars are in place. The drivers are ready. We're almost ready for the formation lap...

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The formation lap begins!

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