The Mercedes driver dominated the race from start to finish at the Hungaroring circuit. Verstappen showed off to finish second, while Bottas completed the podium.
Who stops the champion? Lewis Hamilton He won his second consecutive race in a landslide after dominating Sunday the Hungarian Grand Prix of the Formula 1.
WINNER!@LewisHamilton makes it back-to-back wins
Max Verstappen comes home in second with Valtteri Bottas taking the final podium spot
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The Englishman started from pole position – which he also obtained without much opposition – and was ahead of everyone for the rest of the race. Max Verstappen set up a stupendous start and closed in second place on the Hungaroring asphalt. While the other Mercedes driver, Valtteri Bottas, closed the podium.
With Hamilton as the absolute dominator, the most momentous moments came from the rest of the competitors. Before the start, one of the most critical moments was experienced when Verstappen, on the warm-up lap, lost the car, crashed and broke the front wing and part of the suspension of his car.
The Red Bull mechanics had to work against the clock to fix the Dutchman’s car, and they finally did it. That joint work of the energy drink team was crowned by Verstappen, with a masterful start at the start that allowed him to get second place, never to give it up again.
Meanwhile, Bottas, who had one of the worst outings in recent years (skipped it by the thousandths and had to stop and restart), had to come from behind. The Finn, on board one of the fastest cars on the grid, finally managed to overcome to finish on the podium.
Meanwhile, the Ferrari disappointed again: after making a somewhat promising classification, this Sunday Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc could not make noise and finished sixth and eleventh, respectively.
Thus, Hamilton celebrated his second Grand Prix of the 2020 season and passed Bottas in first place in the Drivers’ World Championship. Verstappen is third. The next event of the season will be the weekend of August 2, with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
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