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Lewis Hamilton virtually unable to stand on podium as Brit suffers ‘fatigue and dizziness’ after Hungarian GP heroics

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LEWIS HAMILTON was virtually unable to stand on the podium after coming third in the Hungarian GP this afternoon.

But the Brit has moved to reassure fans that he is okay, despite feeling 'fatigue and dizziness'.

He said after the race: "I’m okay.

"Had really big dizziness and everything got a bit blurry in the podium.

"I had been fighting all year really with the health, staying healthy after what happened at the end of last year (when he contracted Covid), and it is still a battle."

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff added: "A race like that with the heat and tons of overtaking is exhausting.

"He should be all right but better to be safe than sorry."

Hamilton, 36, battled back from the brink during a chaotic Hungarian GP to overtake a fuming Max Verstappen in the drivers' championship.

The seven-time champion was left largely unscathed, after team-mate Valtteri Bottas caused a huge crash that severely damaged Verstappen's car.

But after requiring a pit stop that saw him fall from first to LAST place, Hamilton had to battle back himself in a pulsating race.

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