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Lewis Hamilton red-faced as error helps Max Verstappen to easy Hungarian Grand Prix win

Max Verstappen delivered Red Bull an F1 record 12th consecutive Grand Prix win as he cruised to victory at the Hungarian GP after passing Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap.

Verstappen got an excellent start from P2 on the grid to draw alongside the pole-sitting Hamilton and claim the lead going into Turn One. 

The championship leader was never threatened after that as he cruised home by 33 seconds for a seventh consecutive win which sees Red Bull become the first team to win a dozen races in row.

Lando Norris claimed another second place for McLaren, while Sergio Perez pulled off a number of aggressive overtakes in the other Red Bull to finish third after starting ninth.

Perez had to hold off a charging Hamilton in the closing stages as the Mercedes finally came alive again on lower fuel, but the seven-time world champion had to settle for fourth on a difficult afternoon where he lost three positions on the opening lap.

Oscar Piastri was fifth, with his and Norris' results helping McLaren strengthen their grip on P5 in the Constructors' Championship after Alpine suffered another double DNF after Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon collided as a result of some first-corner pinball on the opening lap.

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