Red Bull driver Max Verstappen cruised to another victory at the Hungarian grand Prix, this is now Redbull’s 12th win in a row taking the record off McLaren. McLaren set the record for 11 races in a row back in 1988 with Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost.
Team Principal Christian Horner told Redbull media "It's an historic moment and one that mean so much, we certianly don't take this for granted. Checo drove a great race today... Max was typically phenomenal once again. He's at one with himself and the car"
Verstappen was joined on the podium by Driver of the day and teammate Sergio Perez. Perez Placed third on the podium after gaining six places.
The Milton Keynes based drivers were split by the orange of Lando Norris, in 2nd. This is Norris’ first back-to-back podium after finishing in 2nd at his home Grand Prix, in Silverstone.
Lewis Hamilton started on pole for the first time in 33 races to break a record himself. Hamilton gained his 9th pole in Hungary, the most by any driver at one track. The Mercedes driver however had a poor start off the line being engulfed by both Mclarens.
After Mclaren’s rookie, Oscar Piastri, managed to slip into 2nd place he found himself finishing the weekend in 5th. Piastri picked up damage to his floor and struggled to maintain his tyres in the closing half of the race. Both Perez and Hamilton capitalised on the Aussies issues.
George Russell was among the drivers that put on a show today as he moved from 18th up to 6th.
More pain for Ferrari Fans
Difficulties were faced in the Ferrari garage as Charles Leclerc faced a +5 penalty for speeding in the pitlane, to make the race even more painful for the Monegasque driver completed the race with no water, and a tyre fitting issue that led to a 9.4 second pit stop putting him out behind teammate Carlos Sainz. After Leclerc trailed behind his teammate for 16 laps the team pitted him first for the pairs third set of tyres. The Ferrari drivers finished in 7th and 8th.
The Collision: ending the Alpines day
Further down the grid after a turn one collision caused by Alfa Romeos Zhou Guanyu, he was hit with a +5 penalty. After an impressive Saturday Zhou fell from 5th to 16th.
Alpine suffered the most from this collision as for the second weekend in a row both drivers were eliminated from the race. After an unlucky start being caught up in the drama, Daniel Ricciardo on to his first race back managed to get his Alpha Tauri up into 13th. Ricciardo finished ahead of his teammate Yuki Tsunoda down in 15th.
Aston Martin kept just inside of the top 10, Alonso in 10th keeping him third place in the drivers standing and Stroll in 9th. Williams just missed out on points as Albon finished 11th but after tyre degradation Logan Sergeant was forced to end his race with one lap left.
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