Lewis Hamilton snatches third as Ocon wins crazy Hungarian GP and Verstappen 10th after Bottas causes first-lap smash

LEWIS HAMILTON will have to wait for his 100th victory in F1 – but this third place will feel as sweet as his previous 99 wins. Hamilton avoided a first lap smash caused by his teammate Valtteri Bottas that saw the race suspended, but title rival Max Verstappen was not so fortunate. The pre-race build-up was Hamilton’s simmering feud with Verstappen, a rivalry that has exploded their fight for the title. At that point on lap one, it was advantage Hamilton as Bottas had again proved to be the perfect “wingman” albeit not intentionally. His lead lasted for a lap as he then pitted for slicks, demoting him to 14th place – the final place of the remaining runners. And once the cars in front had pitted for fresh tyres on lap 47, Esteban Ocon’s lead was just seven seconds.

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