Sebastian Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time
Dedicates victory to the late Jules Bianchi
Four time world champion Sebastian Vettel took the chequered flag at the Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time in his career. “Merci Jules, cette victoire est pour toi,” (Thank you Jules, this win is for you),” Vettel said in French on race radio, before continuing in English. “You are always in our hearts, sooner or later we know you would have been in this team.” Vettel dedicated his win to Bianchi, the Marussia driver who died in hospital nine months after suffering severe head injuries at the Japanese Grand Prix and was buried on Tuesday.
Hamilton gains despite losing pole position advantage
Lewis Hamilton never looked likely to win a record fifth Hungarian Grand Prix but still managed to extend his lead in the overall standings as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg suffered a puncture with only a few laps remaining and ended up behind him. Hamilton’s run of 16 podiums in a row, and 18 successive races with at least one lap led, came to an abrupt and unexpected end. That setback was still enough for the Briton to increase his championship lead to 21 points over team mate Nico Rosberg.
The win was Vettel’s 41st, putting him level with the late triple champion Ayrton Senna on the all-time lists