Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton gave us a memorable race with a thrilling battle for victory at the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix 2019 – the Hungaroring. And they will head into the summer break on a high while the other racers will hope to use the time off to regroup after a tricky weekend. Here we pick out of the winners and losers of this tournament.
Winner: Lewis Hamilton
Max Verstappen well summed it up, “Lewis was on fire.” After his disappointing F1 performances in Germany, Lewis Hamilton hit back by working hard. He was straight out in FP1 and completed 41 laps of running in a way much better than he normally does and more comfortably than anyone else.
Loser: Max Verstappen
Early on, the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix victory seemed to be heading the way of Max Verstappen and Red Bull, the Dutchman that controlled the race had led away from pole position.
However, he and his boss Christian Horner later admitted that they weren’t quick enough to hold off a faster Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes and weren’t able to third win in four races.
Winner: Max Verstappen
Finally, Max Verstappen is also in the list of the winners, thanks to his second-place as well as the bonus point for fastest lap helping him become the top scorer in the last four races.
By scoring his first pole position, the Dutchman ticked another box on Saturday and became the fourth-youngest driver to do so. And once again he showed that he has the talent to get big results although he doesn’t have the class-leading car.
Loser: Pierre Gasly
While one Red Bull of Max Verstappen is starring, the other of Pierre Gasly is struggling. Pierre Gasly was not doing an awful job by having scored in seven of the last eight races.
He’s unlucky that he’s racing alongside a driver with the talent that you only see once in a generation; however, those are the cards which he’s been dealt.
His total points are only a third of Verstappen’s. The Frenchman needs to start delivering as fast as possible.