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Hungary

Record Win for Hungary Hamilton

 

Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth career win in Hungary, making him the most successful F1 driver around the Hungaroring.

A bad start for teammate Nico Rosberg allowed Hamilton to jump ahead and take the lead. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo also managed to pass Rosberg, demoting him to P3.

Of all the 22 drivers, the worst luck early on in the race came for McLaren Honda's Jenson Button. He complained of an issue with his brake pedal and discussed a solution with the team over the radio. To add insult to injury, he was awarded a Drive Through penalty for an unauthorised radio communication.

The Hungaroring is famous for lacking overtaking opportunities. This meant that any order changes took place as a result of pit stops. This was definitely the case for Mercedes, when Hamilton handed the lead to Rosberg for a brief period.

There were gripping battles amongst the top 6, involving Mercedes, Red Bull and Ferrari, towards the end of the race. The most active moment saw a collision for Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen. Both cars managed to continue with minimal damage.

Seventy sweaty and speedy laps later, Hamilton took the chequered flag and his fifth victory of 2016 and in Hungary. as if his day couldn't get any better, Hamilton becomes the most successful driver in F1 history at the Hungaroring and leads the Drivers championship for the first time in 2016!

 

Driver of the Day: Lewis Hamilton

Result:

1 Lewis Hamilton - 1:40.30

2 Nico Rosberg

3 Daniel Ricciardo

4 Sebastian Vettel

5 Max Verstappen

6 Kimi Raikkonen

7 Fernando Alonso

8 Carlos Sainz

9 Valterri Bottas

10 Nico Hulkenburg

11 Sergio Perez

12 Jolyon Palmer

13 Esteban Gutierrez

14 Romain Grosjean

15 Kimi Raikkonen

16 Daniil Kvyat

17 Felipe Nasr

18 Felipe Massa

19 Pascal Wehrlein

20 Marcus Ericsson

21 Rio Haryanto

22 Jenson Button  DNF