Lewis Hamilton wins F1â€™s Hungarian GP after chasing down Max Verstappen
After the disappointment and disarray of Hockenheim, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes enjoyed a remarkable, redemptive comeback at the Hungarian Grand Prix. This time â€“ in the natural amphitheatre of the Hungaroring â€“ sunshine, driver and team all burned brightly, with the latterâ€™s stagecraft magnificent to behold as Hamilton beat Red Bullâ€™s Max Verstappen to first place. The race was gripping, tense and almost impossible to call until the final laps and even Hamilton had doubted whether he could pull it off but when the world champion and Mercedes are this good they are irrepressible. This was yet another masterclass from the British driver and his team. Mercedes had taken a gamble but in doing so called the race to perfection, returning one of the best victories this season â€“ no small praise given they have won 10 of the 12 grands prix.