Max Verstappen wins chaotic rain-hit German GP

    Race winner Max Verstappen celebrates on the podium after claiming the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

    (CNN)Red Bull's Max Verstappen emerged from the chaos of an epic rain-hit German Grand Prix at Hockenheim Sunday to claim his second victory of the Formula One season.

    In a race littered with crashes and safety cars, the young Dutchman kept his composure to top the podium from four-time former champion Sebastian Vettel, who salvaged some pride for Ferrari and delighted the German fans after starting from the rear of the grid.
      Russia's Daniil Kvyat took an unlikely third for Toro Rosso with Canadian Lance Stroll in fourth for Racing Point as the established order was turned upside down.
      Championship leader Lewis Hamilton, who started on pole in his Mercedes, initially finished out of the points in 11th, but later 30-second time penalties for Alfa Romeo pair Kimi Raikkonen and Antionio Giovinazzi, saw him salvage two in ninth.
      Hamilton saw his victory chances disappear after sliding off the track, losing his front wing and receiving a five-second time penalty for an illegal pit entry following the incident.