Hamilton wins Hungarian GP
Lewis Hamilton managed to hold onto his pole position start to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.
It was the Brit’s second win of the season and he led all the way from the beginning, but had to hold off a strong fightback from the Finnish Raikkonen.
Ferrari’s Alonso managed to extend his lead at the top of the Championship, over Australian Mark Webber, to 40 points after finishing fifth.
Britain’s Jenson Button could only manage sixth, and Di Resta, 12th.
There was a tight race for second and third by the Lotus team mates Raikkonen and Grosjean, and it’s always fun to watch team mates let tactics go and have a straight race between themselves – it always ends in the slower racer complaining that he should have been let past.
It was quite refreshing to see a race with no Hamilton controversy. All he had to do this race was defend his lead, and he did that perfectly.
He didn’t have to come out and over take and attack, potentially causing crashes and getting drive-through penalties, it was a simple race – hold off the chasing pack, get the pit stops right and take the checkered flag. Easy!
The win means Hamilton closes the gap slightly on Vettel, Webber and Alonso and it will no doubt give him the confidence for the next races.
The Belgian Grand Prix takes place on September 2, with Hamilton looking to make up some more ground on the leading three of the Championship.