Dutch competitor, Max Verstappen of Red Bull, won the 37th Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring on Sunday. The 24-year-old athlete has thereby taken another step towards defending his title.
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The 2022 Formula 3 Championship started at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród on July 31, 2022. Photo by Tamás Kovács/MTI
Verstappen started from tenth place and won without his rivals having a chance to challenge him. The Dutchman claimed the 28th race win of his career and moved past three-time world champion Jackie Stewart (Great Britain) into eighth place in the overall standings.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen of the Netherlands after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary, July 31, 2022. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI
Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton, who has won eight times at Mogyoród, finished second, while George Russell, who started from pole position in another Mercedes, was third.
Second place winner Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes of Great Britain, winner Max Verstappen of Red Bull of the Netherlands, Adrian Newey, chief designer of Red Bull, and third place winner George Russell of Mercedes of Great Britain (from left to right) at the results announcement ceremony of the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring race track in Mogyoród, Hungary, July 31, 2022. Photo by Zsolt Czeglédi/MTI
Monaco’s Charles Leclerc (Ferrari), second in the championship standings, finished sixth, thanks in part to poor tactics by his team, giving Verstappen an 80-point lead in the standings before the summer break.
Winning Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and team chief technical officer Adrian Newey, runner-up Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, and his compatriot George Russell of Mercedes at the Hungarian Grand Prix results announcement at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary, on July 31, 2022. Photo by Zoltán Balogh/MTI
The awards were presented by the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Péter Szijjártó, the State Secretary for Sport, Ádám Schmidt, and the President of the Hungarian National Automobile Sports Association (MNASZ), Gyárfás Oláh.
The world championship season will resume the last weekend of August in Belgium after a four-week summer break.
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