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Hamilton Takes Victory in Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.07.20.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton claimed victory in the 35th Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix, round 3 of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Hungarian GP took place behind closed doors in 2020.

It was the 86th victory of Hamilton’s career, and he is now just five short of Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 – a record that looks increasingly likely to fall this season.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second, while Valtteri Bottas in the other Mercedes completed the podium.

For the second time in as many races Renault protested the legality of Racing Point’s RP20, after Lance Stroll and Sergio Perez finished the Hungarian Grand Prix in P4 and P7 respectively.

Renault issued the following statement on Sunday evening: “We confirm that Renault DP World F1 Team has submitted a request to the Stewards of the Event for clarification on the legality of the Racing Point RP20. We have no further comment on this matter until the Stewards have arrived at a decision.”

Results:

1. Lewis Hamilton (GBR, Mercedes) 1:36:12.473 hours
2. Max Verstappen (NED, Red Bull) +8.702 sec
3. Valtteri Bottas (FIN, Mercedes) +9.452 sec
4. Lance Stroll (CAN, Racing Point) +57.579 sec
5. Alexander Albon (THA, Red Bull) +1:18.316 min
6. Sebastian Vettel (GER, Ferrari) 1 lap
7. Sergio Perez (MEX, Racing Point) 1 lap
8. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS, Renault) 1 lap
9. Carlos Sainz Jr. (ESP, McLaren) 1 lap
10. Kevin Magnussen (DEN, Haas) 1 lap
11. Charles Leclerc (MON, Ferrari) 1 lap
12. Daniil Kvyat (RUS, AlphaTauri) 1 lap
13. Lando Norris (GBR, McLaren) 1 lap
14. Esteban Ocon (FRA, Renault) 1 lap
15. Romain Grosjean (FRA, Haas) 1 lap
16. Kimi Raikkonen (FIN, Alfa Romeo) 1 lap
17. Antonio Giovinazzi (ITA, Alfa Romeo) 1 lap
18. George Russell (GBR, Williams) 1 lap
19. Nicholas Latifi (CAN, Williams) 5 laps

Retired: Pierre Gasly (FRA, AlphaTauri), on lap 17
Fastest lap: Hamilton, 1:16.627 min, on lap 70

Drivers:

1. Hamilton 63 points
2. Bottas 58
3. Verstappen 33
4. Norris 26
5. Albon 22
6. Perez 22
7. Leclerc 18
8. Stroll 18
9. Sainz 15
10. Vettel 9
11. Ricciardo 8
12. Gasly 6
13. Ocon 4
14. Giovinazzi 2
15. Kvyat 1
16. Magnussen 1
17. Raikkonen 0
18. Latifi 0
19. Grosjean 0
20. Russell 0

Constructors:

1. Mercedes 121 points
2. Red Bull 55
3. McLaren 41
4. Racing Point 40
5. Ferrari 27
6. Renault 12
7. AlphaTauri 7
8. Alfa Romeo 2
9. Haas 1
10. Williams 0

Featured photo via MTI/AP/Reuters pool/Leonhard Foeger