04 Aug 2022

“Huge” for Mercedes to beat both Ferraris in Hungary

Mercedes showed signs of its pace in Hungary on Saturday as George Russell scored his maiden F1 pole, while Hamilton was left ruing a DRS issue that he felt denied the team a possible front-row lockout.

Ferrari proved quicker through the first half of the race, allowing Charles Leclerc to leapfrog Russell for the lead, only for its pace to nosedive upon switching Leclerc to hard tyres.

Leclerc ended up finishing sixth, while team-mate Carlos Sainz also faded to fourth in the…

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