Sebastian Vettel wins the Hungarian Grand Prix!
That’s his 41st career win, the same number as Ayrton Senna. Kyvat brings the Red Bull home in second place, whilst the brilliant Ricciardo has finished in third. Verstappen and Alonso finish 4th and 5th, respectively. And Hamilton comes home in 6th, and increases his Championship lead over Nico Rosberg.
Ferrari took the advantage at the start as both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen took first and second from the two Mercedes on the front row of the grid. Hamilton then nearly collided with Rosberg at the chicane and ran wide, dropping him down to tenth place by the end of the first lap. Hamilton fought back to fourth ahead of a safety car period, but clashed with Daniel Ricciardo while defending position at the restart and fell down the order again with a drive-through penalty to eventually finish sixth.
Rosberg should have capitalised on his team-mate’s mistakes and was in a position to worry Vettel for the lead following the safety car, but instead came under attack from Ricciardo in third who was on the quicker soft compound tyres. After several laps of closing in, Ricciardo made a lunge for second on lap 64, but ran deep and then made contact with Rosberg on the exit of the corner. The incident punctured Rosberg’s left rear tyre and dropped him to eighth at the end while Ricciardo’s front wing damage saw him cede second place to team-mate Daniil Kvyat soon after. Nonetheless, a double podium for Red Bull is by far the team’s best result of the year.