Hamilton: Lauda would have taken his hat off to Hungarian GP win
Lewis Hamilton reckons Niki Lauda would have been impressed by his performance and the performance of Mercedes at the Hungarian Grand Prix, as they overcome Max Verstappen and Red Bull at the death for the win.
In a superb race in Budapest, Hamilton trailed Verstappen for the majority of the laps up until the 66th, which saw the Silver Arrows’ superb tyre strategy pay dividends as he got beyond the Dutchman to take P1.
After a couple of failed overtaking attempts previously, the Brit was called in to pit by Mercedes, where he was given new, medium tyres to try and make up a 19-second gap with 20 laps to do, which he achieved.
He believes former Mercedes non-executive chairman Lauda, who passed away earlier in the year, would have enjoyed the win, too.
“Honestly, we'd had brake problems all weekend. I was a bit worried,” he admitted following the win.
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