2019 Hungarian Grand Prix race report — How a failed overtake set Hamilton on the victory path

2019 Hungarian Grand Prix

A clash of F1’s two biggest titans always was going to be decided in the margins. This Hungarian Grand Prix was tilted by a failed Lewis Hamilton overtake and overheating Mercedes brakes – in Hamilton’s favour

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes gets by Max Verstappen's Red Bull late on

Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes gets by Max Verstappen's Red Bull late on Photo: Motorsport Images

“I’m not sure this is the right strategy,” said Lewis Hamilton as Mercedes suddenly went for an unplanned and late second stop as an alternative way of trying to pass Max Verstappen’s pole-setting Red Bull, something they’d not been able to do on-track.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Hungaroring

Country

Hungary

Location

Mogyorod, Pest

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.722 (Miles)

Record

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Benz F1 W11 EQ Performance), 1m16.627, 127.882 mph, F1, 2020

3,255

Championships

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18,879

Results

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17,868

Drivers

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11,820

Teams

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884

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