Pole-sitter secures victory in Hungarian Grand Prix [results]

1st place Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W04 with 2nd place Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 E21 and 3rd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing 28.07.2013
1st place Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W04 with 2nd place Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Lotus F1 E21 and 3rd place Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing 28.07.2013 / XPB

First victory for Lewis with Mercedes AMG

After earning pole position yesterday, Lewis Hamilton won his first race since switching to Mercedes AMG.

Vettel's start of the race was modest as he was almost overtaken by Romain Grosjean, while Fernando Alonso and Nico Rosberg tried to get a piece of the action. Vettel stayed close to Hamilton until the first round of pitstops but then the triple world champion was under pressure coming from Grosjean so he wasn't able to attack Hamilton to take the lead.

Hamilton returned to the track following his first pitstop behind Jenson Button but managed to get pass him and then pulled away. We can't say the same thing about Vettel who failed to overtake Button after pitting. The two drivers had a minor collision which gave Vettel some worries regarding the car's front wing. Grosjean and Alonso came very close to Vettel but not enough to get pass him.

Grosjean was penalized with a drive-through following his second pitstop after overtaking Massa by exceeding the track's limits. Vettel managed to get in front of Button in lap 24 but Hamilton had a relaxing advantage which he held on to until the end of the race.

Thanks to an extremely long first stint on medium tires, Mark Webber managed to reach high positions but was no match to Lewis Hamilton who passed the Australian in Turn 3 thanks to a fresh set of tires. Raikkonen's two-pitstop strategy proved to be fruitful as he crossed the finish line second ahead of the two Red Bulls. Vettel tried towards the end of the race to attack Kimi but he had to settle with third place, while teammate Webber came fourth.

Fernando Alonso had a slow day and claimed only fifth place, successfully resisting in front of Grosjean who crossed the finish line on sixth place. The McLarens adopted a two-pitstop strategy and grabbed seventh (Jenson Button) and ninth (Sergio Perez) places, with Massa's Ferrari separating the two. Pastor Maldonado snatched the last point offered today, taking advantage of Rosberg's retirement due to most likely an engine failure.

Results Race:

1 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 70 Winner 1 25
2 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 70 +10.9 secs 6 18
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 70 +12.4 secs 2 15
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 70 +18.0 secs 10 12
5 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 70 +31.4 secs 5 10
6 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 70 +32.2 secs 3 8
7 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 70 +53.8 secs 13 6
8 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 +56.4 secs 7 4
9 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 69 +1 Lap 9 2
10 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 69 +1 Lap 15 1
11 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 12  
12 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 14  
13 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 8  
14 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 68 +2 Laps 20  
15 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 68 +2 Laps 19  
16 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 67 +3 Laps 21  
17 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 67 +3 Laps 22  
18 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 66 +4 Laps 18  
19 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 64 +6 Laps 4  
Ret 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 42 +28 Laps 16  
Ret 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 28 +42 Laps 17  
Ret 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 19 +51 Laps 11

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Comments (5)

SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
The one race I don't get up to watch, lewis wins. I shouldn't watch the remainder of the races in that case.
Jul 29th, 2013 12:18am
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yiotis82 yiotis82
Nice spoiler.
Jul 28th, 2013 10:53pm
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
Great race by Hamilton, Raikonen, and also Webber. Webber would have won the race if Redbull didn't give (yet again) Weber a broken car, he's on great form lately. If it wasn't by the touch on Button, Grosjean would do a podium, he drove an excelent race
Jul 28th, 2013 10:02pm
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McLaren1 McLaren1
Grosjean was give the drive through for his overtake on Massa not for the contact with Button. It was a really unfair penalty in my opinion.
Jul 29th, 2013 4:54am
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spitfireengineer spitfireengineer
I agree. It was an unfair penalty. They keep complaining that there are few overtakes in F1 and inventing new ways to increase overtakes in the straights (DRS, only one change of direction by who is in front and also KERS), but everytime you see a driver like grosjean, perez or maldonado pulling a proper overtake, they end up being criticized and receiving penalty's. If he did that in the inside of the bend, that would be like taking a short-cut, and I would had to agree with a penalty. But he did it on the outside, the hard way.
Jul 29th, 2013 12:17pm
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