Hamilton’s First Mercedes Win
Lewis Hamilton recorded his first Formula 1 win in a Mercedes car at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
After qualifying on pole position, Hamilton confessed that he doubted he would be able to win the Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, because he feared his car would continue to have problems.
But the car held firm and the tyres didn’t disintegrate in the high temperatures as first feared.
Hamilton led from the off and didn’t look back, stretching out a lead and “cruising” for the last 20 laps.
Interviewing after the race, Hamilton expressed how happy he was to have won the race, but still in a bad place after his split with girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger.
He dedicated the race to her, and said that race wins like this are a “bandage” on an otherwise tough and emotional couple of months.
This was the fourth time Hamilton has won in Hungary, and it will probably be the most emotional and toughest challenges he has faced on and off the track.
It was the usual suspects taking the second and third spots on the podium, as Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen continued to battle it out for the number one spot in the driver’s standings.
Raikkonen leapfrogged Fernando Alonso into second place on the championship table by one point, but Vettel remains on course to win his fourth world title.