2023 Hungarian GP Race Report and Results

Max Verstappen wins his 44th F1 race at the 2023 Hungarian F1 GP.

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Max Verstappen dominates Hungarian GP with yet another dominant victory. Verstappen confirmed his status as the reigning double world champion with another victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix in a spectacular display of skill and speed. The Dutch driver for Red Bull Racing showed unparalleled skill as he overtook Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton, who had taken pole position early in the race. Verstappen's strategic dexterity and ferocious pace allowed him to maintain a solid lead throughout the 70-lap race, outstripping his rivals. In particular, Verstappen's victory extended his dominance for the 2023 season, marking his seventh consecutive victory.

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Red Bull Racing enjoyed the extraordinary form of its drivers and achieved the remarkable milestone of 12 consecutive race victories, breaking the long-standing record set by McLaren in 1988. The race turned into a fierce battle for the remaining podium spots. McLaren's Lando Norris showed incredible tenacity to finish second after a spectacular early comeback from team-mate Oscar Piastri. Verstappen's teammate Sergio Perez showed his prowess by making a bold move from 9th to 3rd. Lewis Hamilton's fight to turn his 104th pole position into a victory were dashed by tough competition from Piastri, Norris and Verstappen. Still, the seven-time world champion managed to salvage fourth place by overtaking Piastri in the closing laps.

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Ferrari endured a turbulent day. Charles Leclerc crossed the line in sixth, but was demoted to seventh due to a time penalty for speeding in the pitlane. His teammate Carlos Sainz secured eighth place. Aston Martin won a close double with Fernando Alonso in ninth and Lance Stroll in 10th. The race was not without its dramatic moments. An early incident between Alpine driver Guanyu Zhou and F1 returning Daniel Ricciardo caused a clash that resulted in both Alpine drivers retiring from the race. Ricciardo showed resilience and finished 13th.

In the championship standings, Verstappen currently holds a 110-point lead over Perez, further cementing his leadership position in the 2023 title fight. The Hungarian Grand Prix featured a thrilling spectacle of overtaking and strategic intrigue as drivers struggled with the challenges of high temperatures and tire management. Verstappen's meticulous strategy and relentless performance stood out as he expanded his lead admirably lap after lap. The Hungaroring witnessed Verstappen's overwhelming dominance, revealing the young Dutch driver and Red Bull Racing to be a formidable force in the world of F1. After a 12-race winning streak, the team will look to continue its impressive momentum for many more races to come.

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