Top ten pictures from the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.

Carlos Sainz Jnr

Carlos Sainz Jnr, McLaren, Hungaroring, 2019
Carlos Sainz Jnr, McLaren, Hungaroring, 2019

Rain disrupted teams’ preparations on Friday. Nonetheless, McLaren got enough data on their new high-downforce rear wing to run it, and on Sunday Carlos Sainz Jnr used to to take his second fifth-place finish in as many weekends.

Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Hungaroring, 2019
Daniil Kvyat, Toro Rosso, Hungaroring, 2019

More rain on Saturday? No: F2 driver Ralph Boschung deposited an oil slick at turn four, and the start of final practice had to delayed while it was coated in a liberal amount of cement dust.

Charles Leclerc

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Hungaroring, 2019
Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Hungaroring, 2019

Charles Leclerc started in front of Sebastian Vettel for the fifth race running. However he fell victim to a late lunge by his team mate, who beat him to third place. Depressingly for the team, this happened around a minute behind the race leaders.

Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas

Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Hungaroring, 2019
Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Hungaroring, 2019

Max Verstappen finally took his first pole position, single-handedly holding off the Mercedes and denying Valtteri Bottas by just 18 thousandths of a second.

Drivers

Drivers, Hungaroring, 2019
Drivers, Hungaroring, 2019

The drivers and F1’s Future Stars head the packed grid before the race.

Start

Start, Hungaroring, 2019
Start, Hungaroring, 2019

Bottas’s race started to go wrong when he locked up while trying to overtake Verstappen…

Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas

Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Hungaroring, 2019
Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes, Hungaroring, 2019

…he then lost out to his team mate, and a tangle with Leclerc left him with race-ruining front wing damage.

Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez, Racing Point, Hungaroring, 2019
Sergio Perez, Racing Point, Hungaroring, 2019

Sergio Perez made a game effort to boost Racing Point’s championship haul: He pitted early to jump ahead of Romain Grosjean and held 10th. But his tyres faded in the final laps and he couldn’t hold off Alexander Albon.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Hungaroring, 2019
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Hungaroring, 2019

It was a similar story at the front. Verstappen looked likely to finish ahead of Hamilton even after the Mercedes driver switched to a bold two-stop strategy, but then the Red Bull’s tyres went ‘off a cliff’.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Hungaroring, 2019
Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Hungaroring, 2019

After his 81st win, Hamilton congratulated strategist James Vowles who cooked up a strategy Hamilton initially had doubts about.

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