Results: Max Verstappen wins the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix after climbing his way back up from the 10th spot in the starting grid! Lewis Hamilton finished in second, followed by George Russell in third. It marks the second straight week with Max Verstappen at P1, Lewis Hamilton in P2 and George Russell at P3.
Lap 66 update: Mercedes has been the star of this race, as Lewis Hamilton and George Russell have both climbed their way to second and third place respectively. Should they maintain through the end of the race, it would mark the second consecutive week that Mercedes sent two drivers to the podium. Valtteri Bottas has retired, and the virtual safety car is out.
Lap 55 update: Max Verstappen has taken the lead! — not a sentence we’re not used to hearing, however, how he won the lead is incredible. He started the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix from the 10 spot in the starting grid, so bravo on his ability to overtake. Leclerc has taken a pit stop to change out his tires.
Lap 43 update: Carlos Sainz has overtaken the field, and teammate Charles Leclerc is now in third. George Russell has dropped to fifth. Drivers have had some struggles gaining traction on the course, and it’s causing some issues, including a spinout from Max Verstappen that yielded Leclerc the third place spot. Leclerc's crew installed hard tires in his last pit stop — a questionable decision considering the struggles in the rest of the field.
Here’s the moment Max has his spin and gives Leclerc back the P3 slot #HungarianGP pic.twitter.com/2wZrR22yul— WTF1 (@wtf1official) July 31, 2022
Lap 34 update: Charles Leclerc is leading the field, followed by George Russell (+3.293) and fellow Ferarri teammate Carlos Sainz (+1.030). Max Verstappen sits in fourth. Alexander Albon and Yuki Tsunoda, who were both eliminated in Q1 Saturday, are in last.
Lap 7 Update: Kevin Magnussen gets the black and orange flag and has to pit. He was in 10th place at the time. An announcement also comes through the broadcast that the course will be dry for the next half hour.
Lap 1 Update: Albon suffers damage to his car after early contact which caused debris to appear on the track. Virtual safety car out early.
LAP 1/70— Formula 1 (@F1) July 31, 2022
Albon has damage after contact in the opening few corners. There's debris on the track.
Virtual Safety Car #HungarianGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/ztvpXmL6kf
The 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix got underway Sunday morning at 9 a.m. ET and airs on ESPN. George Russell holds the pole position and is joined by Carlos Sainz Jr. on the front row. Points leader Max Verstappen struggled in qualifying and will start in the 10th position when the race gets underway.
Leclerc entered Sunday’s race as the favorite to win at +155 at DraftKings Sportsbook. He was followed by Sainz at +230 and Russell at +2390. Verstappen had the fourth best odds at +900 and then it dropped to +2200 for Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris. Leclerc and Sainz are -330 to finish on the podium, Russell is -200, Hamilton is +180, and Verstappen is +185.
A year ago, Esteban Ocon won the race by 2.736 seconds over Hamilton after coming back from the eight position to start. Hamilton had opened the race as the pole-sitter and had won the race the previous three straight years.
We’ll provide updates throughout the race as the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix produces a winner.