HUNGARY: Max Verstappen showcased the Red Bull RB19’s prowess on the track as he cruised to victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The Red Bull driver’s spectacular performance not only earned him his seventh consecutive win but also propelled his team to a historic 12th successive triumph, setting a new record in Formula 1 history.
The highly anticipated race started with Verstappen starting second on the grid, trailing behind Hamilton, who had secured pole position.
Any speculation that the Dutchman would struggle to overtake Hamilton in the first corner was quickly put to rest as Verstappen seized the opportunity to attack off the line and swiftly claimed the lead after Turn 1.
Once in front, Verstappen never looked back, steadily building a considerable lead over the chasing pack. His consistency and flawless driving resulted in his ninth victory of the season, further solidifying his position as a formidable force on the F1 circuit.
While Verstappen dominated the race, the battle for the remaining podium spots was fierce. Lando Norris of McLaren put on an impressive display and managed to secure second place, a remarkable achievement for the young driver.
Verstappen’s teammate, Sergio Perez, also showcased his skills, ultimately finishing in third place and contributing to Red Bull’s record-breaking streak.
The Hungarian Grand Prix also saw some intense moments and unfortunate incidents, including a collision between Zhou Guanyu and Daniel Ricciardo, which sent Ricciardo to the back of the field. Additionally, Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly were involved in a collision that ended their races prematurely.
As the race unfolded, strategic pit stops added further drama to the mix. Verstappen executed flawless stops, maintaining his lead after each visit to the pits.
Norris capitalized on the undercut strategy, which allowed him to snatch second place from his teammate, Piastri. Hamilton, on the other hand, faced challenges with his pace and struggled to make significant progress throughout the race.
In the end, Verstappen’s commanding performance, coupled with the collective efforts of the Red Bull team, led to their 12th consecutive triumph, surpassing McLaren’s previous record set back in 1988.
The victory showcased the team’s dominance in the current F1 season and solidified their position as the team to beat.
The Hungarian Grand Prix not only provided excitement and entertainment for motorsport enthusiasts but also underscored Max Verstappen’s extraordinary talent and the unstoppable momentum of Red Bull Racing.
As the drivers and teams prepare for the next race, all eyes will be on Max Verstappen and Red Bull, as they continue their quest for F1 glory.