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DIRECT. F1 – Hungarian GP: Verstappen wins after a crazy comeback, Ferrari is scuttled

5:02 p.m.

When I started to suffer with the tyres, it was a bit complicated but we had a very good first stint. With the mediums I suffered a little with the temperature which dropped with the rain which arrived. It’s a new podium, it shows that we are making progress.

George Russell, 3rd in the race.

4:59 p.m.

I was a bit in difficulty at the start of the race, I hung on to catch up with the people in front. I was more and more comfortable with the balance of the car. The team continues to attack, it does not give up despite the difficult start to the season. That both cars are on the podium… Clearly we are at the limit but we are in the process of closing the gap with the teams in front of us. We can’t wait to attack the second half of the season. I could have come back to Max at the end of the race, but he missed two laps. And then with better qualifying, without the problem of DRS in qualifying, it could have gone even better.

Lewis Hamilton, 2nd in the race.

4:53 p.m.

I didn’t think I could win this race. I was hoping to be able to come back, of course, there were complicated conditions, we had a very good strategy, we reacted well, we always stopped at the right time, we had good exit laps, and despite my spin, I won the race. I had a little trouble with the clutch to change gears, it cost us a bit of performance, it surprised me coming out of this corner (where it spun). I fought with a lot of riders so it was very pleasant.

Max Verstappen, winner of the race.

4:44 p.m.

Max Verstappen will start the summer break perfectly.

4:44 p.m.

What disappointment for Ferrari, which does not even get on the podium.

4:43 p.m.

🏁 Victory for Max Verstappen ahead of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell!

4:42 p.m.

Tower 69/70: it rains a lot according to George Russell. The last laps are going to be tricky.

4:40 p.m.

Tower 68/70: a virtual safety car is deployed after Valtteri Bottas stopped on the side.

4:36 p.m.

Tower 65/70: Lewis Hamilton passed George Russell for second place.

4:33 p.m.

Lewis Hamilton passed on Carlos Sainz.

4:32 p.m.

Tower 62/70: Lewis Hamilton arrives behind Carlos Sainz with a much higher pace.

4:22 p.m.

Lap 56/70: Charles Leclerc is arrested again, he leaves in worn red rubber…

4:22 p.m.

Tower 54/70: George Russell passed Charles Leclerc.

4:18 p.m.

Lap 52/70: Lewis Hamilton returned to the pits and it was Max Verstappen who took the lead. He has a big rhythm.

4:09 p.m.

Round 45/70: Max Verstappen passed Charles Leclerc to gain third place.

4:04 p.m.

The Red Bull driver started again and wasted no time, only his place on Charles Leclerc.

4:03 p.m.

Tower 42/70: watch out for Verstappen! The Dutchman had passed Charles Leclerc but he spun in the penultimate corner!

4:02 p.m.

Round 40/70: Charles Leclerc returned in his turn to put on hard rubber, a questionable choice when these rubbers do not work for the Alpine riders, he was faster and his opponents are on medium.

3:59 p.m.

Tower 39/70: Max Verstappen returns to the pits, at Red Bull we are therefore not betting on the arrival of the rain.

3:57 p.m.

Lando Norris says grip is getting trickier as the raindrops seem to intensify.

3:56 p.m.

Tower 37/70: Charles Leclerc now drives faster than everyone else in 1’23”1. George Russell and Carlos Sainz rode in 1’24.

3:53 p.m.

Tower 34/70: Charles Leclerc and Lewis Hamilton are the two fastest on the track at the same pace, they run in 1’23”3, i.e. between 2 and 4 tenths more than the rest of the top 6.

3:48 p.m.

Round 31/70: Charles Leclerc is on the outside in the first corner, he takes the lead.

3:43 p.m.

Round 28/70: the Ferrari driver made a first attack in the first two corners, but Russell managed to resist.

3:41 p.m.

Round 27/70: Charles Leclerc came back less than a second from George Russell, he is within DRS range of the Briton.

3:40 p.m.

Round 25/70: Esteban Ocon entered the pits for a very long stop (4.6 seconds), he came out with Alonso and Ricciardo and had to fight to contain his teammate, but Ricciardo passed.

3:38 p.m.

🎥 VIDEO. Russell resists Ferrari, Hamilton’s good move… Relive the start

George Russell started this Sunday, July 31 in pole position in the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix race. Relive the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix in video.

3:34 p.m.

Round 21/70: Charles Leclerc returns in turn, Alonso also.

3:29 p.m.

Round 18/70: Carlos Sainz returned in turn, a strange choice since he was in medium. Charles Leclerc stays on track.

3:27 p.m.

Tower 16/70: George Russell returned to the pits, Max Verstappen also. Both come out on medium tyres.

3:25 p.m.

George Russell has lost pace and Carlos Sainz is getting closer and closer.

3:24 p.m.

Round 15/70: Lando Norris is the first to enter the pits with his soft tyres.

3:24 p.m.

Max Verstappen says on the radio he’s in trouble with his clutch…

3:22 p.m.

Round 13/70: in front, George Russell still has a two-second lead over Carlos Sainz, who himself has a one-second lead over Charles Leclerc.

3:20 p.m.

Round 12/70: Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen both passed Lando Norris and are fighting for 4th place.

3:20 p.m.

The standings after 10 rounds:

1.George Russell

2. Carlos Sainz

3. Charles Leclerc

4. Lando Norris

5.Lewis Hamilton

6. Max Verstappen

7. Sergio Perez

8. Esteban Ocon

9. Fernando Alonso

10. Daniel Ricciardo

11. Mick Schumacher

12. Valtteri Bottas

13. Lance Stroll

14.Sebastian Vettel

15. Yuki Tsunoda

16. Guanyu Zhou

17. Pierre Gasly

18. Nicholas Latifi

19. Alexander Albon

20. Kevin Magnussen

3:16 p.m.

Round 9/70: Sergio Pérez overtakes Esteban Ocon in the first corner.

3:15 p.m.

Round 7/70: the two Red Bull drivers overtook the Alpines, Verstappen on Ocon for 6th place, Pérez on Alonso for 8th place. Note that the Red Bulls are soft and the Alpines medium, which explains their better pace.

3:13 p.m.

Round 6/70: orange and black flag presented to Kevin Magnussen, who has a problem with his front wing. He will have to stop to fix this problem.

3:11 p.m.

The tire choices of the pilots at the start:

George Russell chose softer compounds unlike the Ferrari drivers, which may explain his good start to the race. Lewis Hamilton also chose medium tires like the Ferraris.

3:09 p.m.

Round 4/70: Sergio Pérez informs his team of an engine problem at high revs.

3:08 p.m.

Turn 3/70: Here we go again and George Russell was very efficient since he already has 2.5 seconds on Carlos and took shelter from the DRS, while this is authorized.

3:06 p.m.

Alexander Albon has damaged his front wing and debris is on the track.

3:05 p.m.

🚨 Virtual safety car!

3:05 p.m.

Very good start also from Lewis Hamilton who moved up to 5th.

3:04 p.m.

George Russell took the best flight, ahead of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc.

3:03 p.m.

🚥 Let’s go for this Hungarian Grand Prix, the drivers will complete 70 laps!

3:01 p.m.

♨️ Despite the drops of rain, the drivers set off in the same way for the warm-up lap!

3:00 p.m.

🌧️ It’s starting to rain as the warm-up lap is about to begin!

2:59 p.m.

Pit stop strategies according to Pirelli predictions:

2:58 p.m.


Only two drivers since 2006 have managed to win after starting from pole position at the Hungaroring. Lewis Hamilton (2007, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2020) and Sebastian Vettel (2017). Will George Russell be the third?

2:55 p.m.


Since 2017, the Hungarian Grand Prix has seen just over 20 overtaking events on average per race, which places it in the low average of the circuits on the calendar. Should we expect a difficult race for Max Verstappen and Sergio Pérez?

2:48 p.m.

🎥 Experience a tour of the Hungaroring with an on-board camera

Wondering what a lap of the Hungaroring circuit looks like for drivers? Experience a virtual tour with an onboard camera aboard the Alpine on the Assetto Corsa game.

2:45 p.m.

📰 Pierre Gasly forced to leave from the pit lane

After changing the elements of the power unit of his single-seater without asking permission beforehand, as stipulated in the Formula 1 regulations, the Frenchman Pierre Gasly (AlphaTauri) will have to start from the pit lane. A lesser evil since he had to start 19th after disappointing qualifying.

2:43 p.m.


With his first career pole position, George Russell is the third new poleman of this 2022 season after Sergio Pérez (Saudi Arabia) and Carlos Sainz (England). This is the first time since 2008 that so many new drivers have won a pole position in the category.

2:36 p.m.

📋 Hungaroring: speed, track, records… All you need to know about the track of the Hungarian GP

Inaugurated in 1986, the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, near Budapest, has not left the world championship calendar since the first race in the same year. Its short and moderately fast profile makes overtaking and also physical opportunities difficult for the pilots, who generally appreciate it all the same. Speed, layout, records… Here is everything you need to know about the circuit hosting the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

2:29 p.m.

📰 First pole for Russell, Red Bulls and Verstappen suffering

Big surprises at the Hungaroring, during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix in F1! Briton George Russell (Mercedes) secured the first pole position of his career, ahead of the Ferraris of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc. For Red Bull, it’s a (very) bad day since Sergio Pérez will start 11th and Max Verstappen 10th.

1:39 p.m.

Hello everyone and welcome to our live from the Hungarian Grand Prix. The drivers have an appointment on the Hungaroring circuit for a promising battle on paper. Departure at 3 p.m.

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