Max Verstappen Wins Hungarian Grand Prix, Extending Lead into Belgium

Max Verstappen Wins Hungarian Grand Prix, Extending Lead into Belgium

Max Verstappen won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, extending his lead in the Formula 1 Drivers' Championship. The Red Bull driver started from pole position and led for the entire race, finishing ahead of Sergio Pérez in second and Lewis Hamilton in third.

It was Verstappen's sixth win of the season and his third in a row. He now leads the championship by 44 points over Hamilton.

The other podium finishers in Hungary were Valtteri Bottas in fourth for Mercedes and Esteban Ocon in fifth for Alpine.

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The Hungarian Grand Prix was a difficult race for the Ferrari team, with both Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz retiring. Leclerc retired with a mechanical problem on lap 10, while Sainz retired with a collision with Yuki Tsunoda on lap 49.

The McLaren team also had a difficult race, with Lando Norris finishing seventh and Daniel Ricciardo retiring with a mechanical problem on lap 54.

The next race on the Formula 1 calendar is the Belgian Grand Prix, which will be held on July 30th at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The race will be broadcast live on ESPN in the United States.

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Outlook for the Belgian Grand Prix

The Belgian Grand Prix is a challenging race for all drivers, as the Spa-Francorchamps circuit is one of the longest and most demanding tracks on the calendar. The track is also known for its unpredictable weather, which can make the race even more difficult.

Verstappen will be the favorite to win the Belgian Grand Prix, as he has been in excellent form this season. However, Hamilton will be looking to close the gap in the Drivers' Championship, and he will be a strong contender for the win.

The Ferrari and McLaren teams will be hoping to bounce back from their disappointing results in Hungary. Leclerc and Sainz have both shown strong pace this season, and they will be looking to challenge for the podium at Spa.

The Belgian Grand Prix is sure to be an exciting race, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.