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Hungarian Grand Prix 2022: Max Verstappen comes back from behind to register eighth win of the season

Lewis Hamilton finished second ahead of Mercedes teammate George Russell who had secured a pole ahead of the race on Sunday.

Saurabh Ganguly Editor

Updated - 1 August 2022 10:43 am

In a dramatic comeback at the Hungarian Grand Prix, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen registered a victory from P10. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton finished second ahead of Mercedes teammate George Russell who had secured a pole ahead of the race on Sunday. Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz finished fourth while Red Bull Racing’s Sergio Pérez finished fifth.

In an absolute thriller of a race where as many as three teams were in contention for a win and odds were against Verstappen, he fought back with remarkable pace using a clever pit-stop strategy passing Charles Leclerc twice to a remarkable win. On his way, he passed Charles Leclerc twice while also having to overtake George Russell and Lewis Hamilton.

“I was at first hoping that I could get close to a podium, but very tricky conditions out there but we had a really good strategy,” Verstappen told Sky Sports after the win.

“We were really reactive and always pitting at the right time, I thought we had some good out laps, and at the end – even with the 360 – we won the race,” he added.

“It was a crazy race and I’m of course very happy that we won it,” he further said.

Meanwhile, Hamilton admitted that he was struggling at the beginning of the race and wasn’t sure if he will be able to catch up.

“I was definitely struggling at the beginning of the race and wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to catch the guys up but bit by bit, I was more comfortable with the balance and had a really good start as well,” Hamilton said.

“I really want to acknowledge my team who have pushed and never given up in this tough year so far,” he added.

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