Lewis Hamilton has won the 2020 Hungarian Grand Prix creating a new piece of history for the sport. With his eighth win at the Hungaroring, Hamilton now equals Michael Schumacher’s record of most wins at the same track which the legendary German driver holds at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours in France.
Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton’s early season form has been great and many wonder if he could match or break Michael Schumacher’s record of winning 91 Grand Prix. Many predict this record could be broken on Ferrari’s home soil in Italy in September.
Hamilton has shown absolute class in previous two outings which includes his win at Hungary Grand Prix on Sunday. The race on Sunday marked his 86th win in Formula One.
Hamilton dominated the race on the moist track to win the race ahead of Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing. Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas finished in third to claim the final step of the podium.
The drama at the Hungaroring began even before the race started as Max Verstappen crashed his Red Bull on his way to the grid. But the Red Bull team managed to repair the car in time before the start o9f the race. Verstappen lost grip on the damp track from the rain before. The drying track meant that all drivers started the formation laps on the intermediate tyres.
Hamilton’s win in Hungary matched Schumacher’s record of winning eight races at a single venue. Schumacher won eight French Grands Prix.
The defending champion has never won more than five races in succession in the past and will have to maintain his momentum at Silverstone in the two versions of the British Grand Prix without any support from a crowd.
2020 formual 1 Season
2020’s Formula One season was delayed due to coronavirus and will witness four races in August, with two at Hamilton’s home circuit Silverstone, one in Spain and then the Belgian Grand Prix – before moving to Italy for two races.
Formula One’s most successful racer Micheal Schumacher won five of his seven titles and gained 72 of his 91 victories with Ferrari. If Lewis Hamilton keeps winning, he could be chasing the record at Monza on September 6 and Ferrari-owned Mugello a week later.
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