Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix after a strategic gamble from Mercedes that the Formula 1® champion thought would have made Niki Lauda proud.
Max Verstappen and Hamilton had both pitted for hard tyres in what was expected to be a one-stop race at the Hungaroring, but Mercedes called the championship leader in for a second set of mediums at the end of Lap 49 of 70.
Red Bull driver Verstappen stayed out and the Briton ate into his 19-second lead before overtaking at Turn 1 with four laps remaining, the Dutchman having complained his tyres were "dead" moments before.
Hamilton felt the victory would have been admired by former Mercedes non-executive chairman and three-time F1® champion Lauda, who died in February.
"I feel tired, which is how it should be but I feel really grateful for the day and the team who continue to push me to the limits and take a chance on me. We've been together for seven years, but every win feels brand new," said Hamilton.
"We had brake problems all weekend and I was a bit worried, but we made the changes and I was actually doing a lot of lift and coast for half a lap, but I was just trying to save as much as I could.
"It was difficult to get by, the defence was great and I didn't know if I could catch that 19-second gap. I just kept my head down and each lap was like a qualifying lap. I know if Niki was here today, he would take his hat off."
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Verstappen was frustrated not to have been pitted in response to Hamilton's stop but tried to find the positives in a weekend that saw him seal his maiden pole position and take the bonus point for the fastest lap.
"We were just not fast enough, but I tried everything I could on those hard tyres to stay alive," he said.
"Unfortunately it wasn't enough, but to finish second with the fastest lap, it was a good weekend overall.
"Of course, congratulations to Lewis for the win and he was pushing me very hard. I was just lacking a bit of grip I guess.
"We tried the one stop and they had the opportunity to do two, and that worked out well."