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Max Verstappen

Verstappen reacts to record-breaking Red Bull win

The Dutchman won with ease at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Max Verstappen has hailed Red Bull's record-breaking 12th F1 victory in a row as "incredible" after a masterclass at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The runaway championship leader finished over 33 seconds ahead of nearest challenger Lando Norris having dominated on each tyre compound across the 70 laps.

It means Red Bull moves one ahead of McLaren's previous record which had lasted since 1988, with it seemingly unlikely to be stopped anytime soon.

"For the team, 12 wins in a row is just incredible," said Verstappen.

"Waht we've been going through the last few years is unbelievable and hopefully, we can keep this momentum for a long time.

"Just to work with the whole team is always very enjoyable.

"It's always good to look to keep pushing and always wanting to do better, but then a day like this is just perfect."

If Verstappen has had a kryptonite this season, it has been sluggish race starts that have put him under pressure from the chasing pack.

But from second on the grid, he easily dispatched of polesitter Lewis Hamilton into Turn 1 before cantering into a comfortable winning margin.

"Finally, we had a really good start," a relieved Verstappen explained.

"We have been working on that quite a bit to try and really get the good bite.

"I knew when I had the inside that the corner was mine. It was late on the brakes, a heavy car. Luckily it worked out well.

"From there onwards, I could do my race and the car was really quick.

"Over one lap, this weekend it was a bit of a struggle. But maybe it was a good thing [for the race],

"Any tyre, we could look after the tyre wear and basically that's why we could create such a gap."

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