2019 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix — race resultsby Web Editor on 4th August 2019
Race results for the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix. Contains full classification. Click for full race report
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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.
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
|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)
|3||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||181|
|6||Pierre Gasly||Red Bull||63|
|7||Carlos Sainz Jr.||McLaren||58|
|8||Kimi Räikkönen||Alfa Romeo||31|
|9||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||27|
|12||Lance Stroll||Racing Point||18|
|15||Alexander Albon||Toro Rosso||16|
|16||Sergio Pérez||Racing Point||13|
|18||Antonio Giovinazzi||Alfa Romeo||1|
F1 Constructors' Championship after Race 12 (Hungary)