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Verstappen races from tenth on the grid to victory

The world champion in the Red Bull says goodbye to the summer break with victory. The big loser is Ferrari.

With a furious catch-up race Max Verstappen defied the bad omens and won the Hungarian Grand Prix. Starting from tenth place, the Dutchman plowed with his red bull through the field on Sunday and finally won Lewis Hamilton and pole position man George Russell im Mercedes. Verstappen also benefited from strategic decisions that were again questionable Ferrariwho are his World Cup competitors Charles Leclerc concerned.

finished fourth Carlos Sainz as a better Ferrari driver Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull. The Monegasse Leclerc, who had led in the meantime, had to settle for sixth place in the end. Verstappen thus extended his lead in the World Cup to 80 points and is ahead of Leclerc before the summer break. Never before has a championship leader had such a large credit on his pursuer at this point. Nine races are still to be completed after that, it continues on August 28th in Spa-Francorchamps.

(APA)

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