Another Max Verstappen masterclass saw the Red Bull driver finish 33 seconds ahead of Lando Norris in the McLaren to take victory at the 2023 Hungarian Grand Prix, his seventh consecutive Formula 1 win this season.
Lewis Hamilton might have started on pole position, but his first place didn’t even last until the first corner as Verstappen jumped the Mercedes and raced off into the distance as Red Bull bagged their 12th win in a row, which is an all-time F1 record.
The McLaren pair of Norris and Oscar Piastri also overtook Hamilton at the start as they continued their resurgence. But a double podium was spoiled by Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull as he surged to third after starting ninth.
Hamilton also retook fourth from Piastri towards the end of the race. George Russell, who started 18th at the Hungaroring, got his Mercedes up to sixth position.
In an otherwise uneventful race, the two Alpine cars of Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon collided at Turn 1 on Lap 1 with both having to retire from the race as a result.
F1 2023 Hungarian GP Full Race Results
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1:38:08.634|
|3||Sergio Perez||Red Bull||+37.603|
|9||Fernando Alonso||Aston Martin||+75.709|
|10||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin||+1 Lap|
|11||Alexander Albon||Williams||+1 Lap|
|12||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo||+1 Lap|
|13||Daniel Ricciardo||AlphaTauri||+1 Lap|
|14||Nico Hulkenberg||Haas||+1 Lap|
|15||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri||+1 Lap|
|16||Zhou Guanyu||Alfa Romeo||+1 Lap|
|17||Kevin Magnussen||Haas||+1 Lap|