LEWIS HAMILTON cruised to victory at his favourite track to win his record EIGHTH Hungarian Grand Prix.
The British star, 35, started on pole – the 90th of his career – before breezing to a comfortable win.
Hamilton now sits level with Formula One legend Michael Schumacher in winning eight races at a single track, with the German doing so at France’s Magny-Cours.
He even finished off by earning a bonus point for fastest lap – by over a second, at that – in the 70th and final lap.
It was the British legend’s 86th career victory.
On crossing the finish line, an emotional Hamilton told his team: “Fantastic work this weekend, guys, so proud of you all.”
Max Verstappen somehow managed to finish second, despite qualifying seventh and crashing en route to the grid.
The Red Bull star’s suspension was damaged, but his team managed to get it fixed and ready for the start of the race.
Hamilton‘s Mercedes team-mate, Valtteri Bottas, came in third after failing to sneak past Verstappen in the dying embers of the race.
The Racing Point team endured a frustrating afternoon, having started the race in third and fourth.
Sergio Perez slipped down to seventh, while Lance Stroll dropped to fourth.
Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel look set to end up fifth, but was overtaken by Red Bull star Alexander Albon, who was left frustrated by traffic in qualifying, with just wo laps to go.
Albon leapt from 13th on the grid to snatch fifth in an impressive drive.
Daniel Ricciardo (Renault), Kevin Magnusson (Haas) and Carlos Sainz (McLaren) completed the top ten.
Vettel’s Ferrari pal Charles Leclerc endured an afternoon to forget, slipping from sixth to 11th to miss out on the points.
British star Lando Norris and George Russell finished 13th and 18th resepctively.
Only Pierre Gasly failed to finish the race as the other 19 crossed the finish line safely.