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Sebastian Vettel wins thrilling Hungarian GP

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

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

Position Driver Team Laps Gap
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 69 1h46m09.985s
2 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 69 15.748s
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 69 25.084s
4 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 69 44.251s
5 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 69 49.079s
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 69 52.025s
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 69 58.578s
8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 69 58.876s
9 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 69 1m07.028s
10 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 69 1m09.130s
11 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 69 1m13.458s
12 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 69 1m14.278s
13 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 69 1m20.228s
14 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 69 1m25.142s
15 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 67 2 Laps
16 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 65 Vibration
- Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 60 Power Unit Problem
- Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 55 Power Unit Problem
- Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 53 Brakes Problem
- Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 41 Wing Problem

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