Without a team, there was no Formula 1. The Sunday of August 4th was a good reminder for the drivers of the Hungarian Grand Prix, twelfth in the season of F1 and later. Before the summer break. The Briton Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) finished victorious on a strategic blow that even doubted him.
The world championship leader has been recalled twice by his team to change tires, when Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), in pole position for the first time of his career, could not stop right after him. With cooler and faster tires, the Briton easily passed his opponent to take the lead on lap 67 on lap 70.
"Sorry to have doubted your strategy, responded on the radio the Mercedes driver after winning his eighth win this season. It was a big decision. I am grateful to you for taking it. AT"
Grosjean gives up
In the drivers standings, Hamilton saw his lead drop from 41 to 62 points on his teammate and finnish dolphin Valtteri Bottas, eighth only. The Brit also puts behind him a tough GP in Germany last week, where, sick, he committed a series of errors that have relegated him to ninth place.
After abasing his front wing on the Briton's wheel, Bottas found himself struggling with an anonymous race, a new disappointment after his retirement from an accident in Hockenheim. . Above all, the Finn has only seven laps ahead of the Championship on Verstappen, third, who took the point of the best lap.
Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) from Monaco misses the podium in front of Spain's Carlos Sainz Jr (McLaren), France's Pierre Gasly (Red Bull) and Finland's Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa). Romeo Racing). The Briton Lando Norris (McLaren) is ninth and the Thai Alexander Albon (Toro Rosso) sixth.
Frenchman Romain Grosjean was the only driver to abandon, suffering from a water pressure problem.