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Lewis Hamilton beats pole-sitter Max Verstappen to win Hungarian Grand Prix

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton. Photograph:( AFP )

AFP Budapest, Hungary Aug 04, 2019, 08.19 PM (IST)

Lewis Hamilton denied pole-sitter Max Verstappen to win a gripping Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Verstappen led until lap 66 of 70 when Hamilton took the lead helped by a brilliant pit strategy by his Mercedes team.

This was Hamilton's 81st Grand Prix triumph and it extended his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship.

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