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.
|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|
|15||Roberto Merhi||Marussia/Ferrari||67||2 Laps|
|-||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|