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Sebastian Vettel wins thrilling Hungarian GP

Sebastian Vettel wins thrilling Hungarian GP

Snapshot: Sebastian Vettel managed to score his second win of the season after an action-packed race.

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After winning his first Hungarian Grand Prix, former world champion Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) now has 41 victories in Formula 1, the same number achieved by legend Ayrton Senna. It was an exciting race and the first in the last 29 GPs when Mercedes failed to obtain a podium finish as Hamilton took sixth place while teammate Rosberg crossed the finish line eighth.

Lewis Hamilton made a mistake at the chicane in the first lap and later on he had to make a stop to change the wing while an incident with Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) resulted in a drive-through penalty for the Brit. Nico Rosberg failed to capitalize on his teammate’s bad luck as he had an encounter with Daniel Ricciardo in the first turn of the lap, causing a puncture for the Mercedes while the Red Bull’s front wing was damaged. Rosberg had no other way but to head to the pit to change the tire and then he rejoined the race in eighth place, thus two places behind current world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Ferrari was on course to score a 1-2 finish, but Kimi Raikkonen had to retire after an issue with the car’s MGU-K unit causing him to lose power. As a consequence, Red Bull’s drivers took advantage and obtained second and third places, with Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo, respectively.

It was Max Verstappen’s best result in Formula 1 ever as despite a drive-through penalty for hitting Valtteri Bottas (Williams), he finished the race in fourth place. It was a good Hungarian GP for McLaren Honda as well since Fernando Alonso took fifth place whereas teammate Jenson Button grabbed ninth. Romain Grosjean scored seventh place in his Lotus while the last point went to Marcus Ericsson with his Williams.

Race Results

PositionDriverTeamLapsGap
1Sebastian VettelFerrari691h46m09.985s
2Daniil KvyatRed Bull/Renault6915.748s
3Daniel RicciardoRed Bull/Renault6925.084s
4Max VerstappenToro Rosso/Renault6944.251s
5Fernando AlonsoMcLaren/Honda6949.079s
6Lewis HamiltonMercedes6952.025s
7Romain GrosjeanLotus/Mercedes6958.578s
8Nico RosbergMercedes6958.876s
9Jenson ButtonMcLaren/Honda691m07.028s
10Marcus EricssonSauber/Ferrari691m09.130s
11Felipe NasrSauber/Ferrari691m13.458s
12Felipe MassaWilliams/Mercedes691m14.278s
13Valtteri BottasWilliams/Mercedes691m20.228s
14Pastor MaldonadoLotus/Mercedes691m25.142s
15Roberto MerhiMarussia/Ferrari672 Laps
16Will StevensMarussia/Ferrari65Vibration
-Carlos SainzToro Rosso/Renault60Power Unit Problem
-Kimi RaikkonenFerrari55Power Unit Problem
-Sergio PerezForce India/Mercedes53Brakes Problem
-Nico HulkenbergForce India/Mercedes41Wing Problem

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