2020 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix race results

Charles Bradley
·4 min read

There was drama before the start when Red Bull’s Max Verstappen hit the wall at Turn 12 in the damp conditions on his formation lap to the grid, requiring his team to fit a new steering arm and wishbone.

From pole position, Hamilton led the wet start from Racing Point’s Lance Stroll and was already 3s clear by the end of the opening lap. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas almost jumped the start, but managed to stop before he crossed the line, although he dropped to sixth.

Despite his pre-race drama, Verstappen made a great start and surged from seventh to third, ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, who pitted for slicks at the end of lap two as the track dried quickly.

Hamilton pitted from the lead on the next tour, leaving Verstappen out front for a lap. Hamilton led by 5s after Verstappen’s stop, with the Haas drivers running third and fourth as Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean had pitted for slicks at the end of the warm-up lap.

On his recovery drive, Bottas passed Leclerc for sixth on lap 10 and quickly caught the Haas duo and Stroll, who had passed Magnussen for third on Lap 16.

It took Bottas a good while to clear Stroll, and he pitted on Lap 34 to undercut him for third position. Bottas, who switched to more softs, then charged after the hard-tyred Verstappen.

Having failed to get close enough to pass him on track, Bottas pitted again with 20 laps to go, switching to fresh hard tyres. He closed to within a second by the end, but had to settle for third.

Hamilton won the race by over 8s, having stopped for fresh soft tyres near the end to set fastest lap.

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Stroll held fourth place until the end, ahead of Red Bull’s Alex Albon, who drove a fine race after a wretched qualifying and grabbed fifth when Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ran wide late on. They finished just ahead of Racing Point’s Sergio Perez, who made an awful start and dropped to the tail-end of the top 10.

However, Albon is under investigation by race stewards for his team drying his grid spot ahead of the race.

Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo finished eighth, ahead of Magnussen. Leclerc paid for a bad decision to switch to soft tyres initially, and Sainz passed him for the final point inside the final 10 laps.

AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly was the only retirement, exiting the race in a cloud of smoke on Lap 17.

F1 Hungarian Grand Prix race results

1

United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

70

 

26

2

Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

70

8.702

18

3

Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

70

9.452

15

4

Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

70

57.579

12

5

Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

70

1'18.316

10

6

Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

69

 

8

7

Mexico

Sergio Perez

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

69

 

6

8

Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

69

 

4

9

Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

69

 

2

10

Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

69

 

1

11

Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

69

 

 

12

Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

69

 

 

13

United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

69

 

 

14

France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

69

 

 

15

France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

69

 

 

16

Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

69

 

 

17

Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

69

 

 

18

United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

69

 

 

19

Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

65

 

 

 

France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

15

 

 

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F1 Hungarian Grand Prix fastest laps

1

United Kingdom

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

70

1'16.627

 

2

Finland

Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes F1 W11 EQ Power+

Mercedes

Mercedes

66

1'17.665

1.038

3

Canada

Lance Stroll

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

68

1'18.973

2.346

4

Netherlands

Max Verstappen

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

60

1'19.184

2.557

5

Thailand

Alex Albon

Red Bull Racing-Honda RB16

Red Bull

Honda

68

1'19.440

2.813

6

Spain

Carlos Sainz Jr.

McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

67

1'19.457

2.830

7

Australia

Daniel Ricciardo

Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

46

1'19.532

2.905

8

United Kingdom

Lando Norris

McLaren-Renault MCL35

McLaren

Renault

42

1'19.945

3.318

9

United Kingdom

George Russell

Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

67

1'19.984

3.357

10

Mexico

Sergio Perez

Racing Point-BWT Mercedes RP20

Racing Point

Mercedes

39

1'20.090

3.463

11

Italy

Antonio Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

44

1'20.096

3.469

12

Finland

Kimi Raikkonen

Alfa Romeo Racing-Ferrari C39

Alfa Romeo

Ferrari

61

1'20.232

3.605

13

France

Esteban Ocon

Renault R.S.20

Renault

Renault

40

1'20.261

3.634

14

Germany

Sebastian Vettel

Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

49

1'20.363

3.736

15

Denmark

Kevin Magnussen

Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

68

1'20.477

3.850

16

Monaco

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari SF1000

Ferrari

Ferrari

64

1'20.821

4.194

17

France

Romain Grosjean

Haas-Ferrari VF-20

Haas

Ferrari

67

1'20.889

4.262

18

Russian Federation

Daniil Kvyat

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

51

1'20.946

4.319

19

Canada

Nicholas Latifi

Williams-Mercedes FW43

Williams

Mercedes

64

1'21.198

4.571

20

France

Pierre Gasly

AlphaTauri-Honda AT01

AlphaTauri

Honda

10

1'23.939

7.312

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