Hamilton aims for another F1 record in Hungary
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will be doing all he can to stop six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton completing a Mercedes hat-trick and matching another of Michael Schumacher’s Formula One records in Hungary this weekend.
Verstappen has lined up on the front row for the first two races of the season in Austria, won by Mercedes’ championship leader Valtteri Bottas and Hamilton respectively, and the rivalry is hotting up.
The Hungaroring outside Budapest could be third time lucky for the Dutchman who took pole last year and led before being hunted down on worn tyres and passed by Hamilton four laps from the end.
The slow and twisty circuit will suit his car, but how much more competitive it will be remains a big question.