Charles Leclerc of Ferrari, who made an embarrassing mistake last time out when he spun into the barrier and had to withdraw while in the lead, is currently 63 points behind Verstappen.
Max Verstappen extended his comfortable lead at the top of this year’s drivers championship standings last weekend with yet another victory at France’s Circuit Paul Ricard. The current Formula One world champion, won the race.
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell of Mercedes, who finished third and fourth on the podium in Le Castellet, had better news. The P2 and P3 results illustrate the effective modifications that the German manufacturer has made to its car in recent weeks as they attempt to bounce back after a challenging season debut.
This success has followed the team to Hungary when Russell shocked the field by securing his first-ever pole position and leading the field into today’s race at the Hungaroring.
Charles Leclerc finally flies past Russell on the start/finish straight after putting up a valiant fight to take the lead in this race. Very bravely, the Ferrari driver snatches the DRS and accelerates into turn one while still braking.