2019 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix — race results


Race results for the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix. Contains full classification. Click for full race report

Max Verstappen's Red Bull holds onto the lead at the start while Valtteri Bottas's Mercedes lock ups

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Lewis Hamilton denied long-time leader Max Verstappen Hungarian Grand Prix victory with a late pass to win, following a strategic dice roll by Hamilton’s Mercedes team.

The Hungaroring race was an intense and long-awaited head-to-head victory fight between Verstappen’s Red Bull and Hamilton. Poleman Verstappen looked good to win for much of the way after he retained his lead at the start, holding off the Mercedes pair with Hamilton moving into second place.

Verstappen built a lead of around two seconds but, complaining of tyre wear, pitted on lap 26 of 70 while Hamilton waited six laps longer to stop.

On fresher tyres, Hamilton quickly got onto Verstappen’s tail and attacked for the lead. On lap 39 the pair had a side-by-side battle and Hamilton briefly passed at turn 4, but went off the track in doing so and so gave the place back.

Read Mark Hughes’ full Hungarian Grand Prix race report

But Hamilton and Mercedes then rolled the dice by pitting for second time with 20 laps left, and Hamilton on fresher and softer rubber ate at the 20sec gap to Verstappen and passed on the outside of the first turn with just under four laps left. It ensured Hamilton’s seventh F1 win at this track. Verstappen, declaring his tyres ‘finished’, pitted immediately and finished a distant second.

Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas had his day spoiled on lap one. Having been passed by Hamilton at the third turn Charles Leclerc’s Ferrari then made contact with Bottas on the way by too, leaving Bottas with front wing damage which necessitated an early stop to change it. Bottas dropped to the back and recovered to finish eighth.

The Ferraris were never on the pace of the leading pair and followed Verstappen and Hamilton home in third and fourth, more than a minute off the winner. Vettel finished ahead, passing Leclerc late on after an extended first stint to ensure he had fresher tyres late on.

Read the full story in Mark Hughes’ race report

The full race results are below.



2019 Hungarian Grand Prix provisional results

Position Driver Team Time Points
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1hr 35min 03.796sec 25
2 Max Verstappen Red Bull +17.796sec 19*
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari +1min 01.433sec 15
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +1min 05.250sec 12
5 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren +1 Lap 10
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull +1 Lap 8
7 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo +1 Lap 6
8 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +1 Lap 4
9 Lando Norris McLaren +1 Lap 2
10 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso +1 Lap 1
11 Sergio Pérez Racing Point +1 Lap  
12 Nico Hülkenberg Renault +1 Lap  
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas +1 Lap  
14 Daniel Ricciardo Renault +1 Lap  
15 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +1 Lap  
16 George Russell Williams +2 Laps  
17 Lance Stroll Racing Point +2 Laps  
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +2 Laps  
19 Robert Kubica Williams +3 Laps  
DNF Romain Grosjean Haas Water leak  


F1 Drivers’ Championship after Race 12 (Hungary)

Position Driver Team Points
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 250
2 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 188
3 Max Verstappen Red Bull 181
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 156
5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 132
6 Pierre Gasly Red Bull 63
7 Carlos Sainz Jr. McLaren 58
8 Kimi Räikkönen Alfa Romeo 31
9 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 27
10 Lando Norris McLaren 24
11 Daniel Ricciardo Renault 22
12 Lance Stroll Racing Point 18
13 Kevin Magnussen Haas 18
14 Nico Hülkenberg Renault 17
15 Alexander Albon Toro Rosso 16
16 Sergio Pérez Racing Point 13
17 Romain Grosjean Haas 8
18 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo 1
19 Robert Kubica Williams 1
20 George Russell Williams 0


F1 Constructors’ Championship after Race 12 (Hungary)

Position Team Points
1 Mercedes 438
2 Ferrari 288
3 Red Bull 244
4 McLaren 82
5 Toro Rosso 43
6 Renault 39
7 Alfa Romeo 32
8 Racing Point 31
9 Haas 26
10 Williams 1

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