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Verstappen wins chaotic German GP, Vettel goes 20th to 2nd

Max Verstappen gained a chaotic and rain-soaked German Grand Prix on Sunday, whereas championship chief Lewis Hamilton completed 11th and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas crashed close to the top.

Verstappen saved his composure on a treacherous observe to clinch his second victory this season and seventh of his Crimson Bull profession, topping a shock podium forward of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel — who began from final — and Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat.

Following this week’s crushing heatwave, moist climate induced Hockenheimring havoc as drivers took as much as six pit stops for brand new tires and a number of other crashed on the identical spot.

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc was in competition for a podium, regardless of ranging from 10th, however crashed after switching for faster tires and slid off the observe, over the gravel and into the limitations.

Remarkably, Hamilton had the identical mishap moments later, mangling his entrance wing. He got here in for a brand new wing and tires, however it took Mercedes unexpectedly and a painfully lengthy cease price him any likelihood of victory.

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