Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherland's celebrates on the podium after he won the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring racetrack in Hockenheim, Germany on Sunday. Photo: Jens Meyer/AP
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherland's celebrates on the podium after he won the German Formula One Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring racetrack in Hockenheim, Germany on Sunday. Photo: Jens Meyer/AP

Verstappen wins rain-hit German Grand Prix, Vettel second

By Time of article published Jul 28, 2019

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HOCKENHEIM – Red Bull's Max Verstappen won a rain-hit

German Formula One Grand Prix on Sunday despite a dreadful start

after world champion Lewis Hamilton blundered when looking set for

victory.

It was Dutchman Verstappen's second victory of the season, the only

driver other than a Mercedes to triumph this year, and came after he

initially slipped down the pack when second on the grid.

The chaotic nature of the race, with many drivers seeming to

underestimate the wet conditions, led to Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel

producing a home miracle by finishing second having started the race

at the back of the grid. Toro Rosso's Daniil Kvyat, who became a father for the first time this weekend, was third.

Championship leader Hamilton finished 11th and Valtteri Bottas

crashed out late on in a terrible home race for Mercedes.

Having already won seven races this season, reigning world champion Hamilton remains first in the drivers' standings with 223 points. Mercedes team-mate Bottas is second with 184, and Verstappen is third on 162 points.

%%%twitter https://twitter.com/hashtag/GermanGP?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#GermanGP🇩🇪🏁: Max P1 🏆💪, VET, KVY, STR, SAI, ALB, RAI, GIO, GRO, MAG. Pierre DNF. #F1 pic.twitter.com/cKMhbHytjD

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