Hamilton Now Leads F1 Championship By Six Points Post Hungarian GP

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Nico Rosberg entered the Hungarian GP with a single point lead over his teammate Lewis Hamilton. For the very first time in 2016 Formula One Championship, Hamilton now leads by six points. Importantly, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas outfit goes into the summer break still in the lead.

The Hungarian GP was without any errors by both Mercedes drivers. They lead from start to finish and maintained their grid positions. Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Ferrari were quite close in terms of performance at Hungary. It will be interesting to see if both teams can get closer to Mercedes next time.

Daniel Ricciardo won the third place after a well-defended race from Sebastian Vettel. The Red Bull Racing package seemed superior to Ferrari's, as Vettel could not get close enough and overtake Ricciardo. Daniel Ricciardo now sits in third place with 115 points in the Championship.

Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen had an excellent battle for fifth place during the closing stages. Raikkonen was not able to overtake Verstappen as the youngster successfully defended his position. Kimi Raikkonen was displeased with Verstappen's overly aggressive defense.

McLaren-Honda had a mixed result as Jenson Button was forced to retire from the Hungarian GP following a mechanical failure. Fernando Alonso showcased his pace clinging on to his seventh place finish. Both drivers credited the nature of the circuit for their outstanding performance.

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Story first published: Monday, July 25, 2016, 9:21 [IST]
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