Max Verstappen wins the Hungarian GP in his 8th win of the season

The Red Bull driver has now extended his lead in this year’s title chase with victory on Sunday afternoon.

Just a week after winning the French Grand Prix, the 24-year-old Dutchman won another in Hungary from 10th on the grid to finish 7.8 seconds clear of the Mercedes Sir drivers. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

Verstappen’s victory gave him an 80-point championship lead as nearest rival Charles Leclerc was surprisingly fitted with hard rubber tires despite appearing to be the fastest driver of the day.

Leclerc eventually finished sixth, behind Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez.

It was a crushing disappointment for Leclerc and Ferrari after their recent resurgence as Verstappen recorded his eighth win of the season and the 28th victory of his driving career.

Lando Norris finished seventh for McLaren ahead of two-time champion Fernando Alonso and Alpine teammate Esteban Ocon and retired four-time champion and Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel.

Red Bull Racing picked up 431 points to maintain their lead in the constructors’ standings this season.

Meanwhile, Ferrari is second with 334 points while Mercedes is third with 304 points.

The next Grand Prix will take place in Belgium on August 28.