Mercedes reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has taken the lead in the drivers championship for the first time in 2016 after claiming victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The three time world champion took the lead of the race on the opening lap from pole sitter and team mate Nico Rosberg and went on to take his fifth Hungarian Grand Prix. Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo finished the race where he started the event coming home in third place.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ended the race in fourth place just ahead of Max Verstappen who was involved in a incident with Kimi Raikkonen towards the end of the race where the Dutch teenager blocked Raikkonen forcing the Iceman to clip the back of Verstappen’s car.
McLaren Honda’s Fernando Alonso had a great race as the Spaniard scored a seventh place finish for the Woking based outfit ending the event just ahead of fellow Spaniard Carlos Sainz in the Toro Rosso. Valtteri Bottas was ninth for Williams while Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg rounded out the top ten.
Sergio Perez finished the race in 11th place just ahead of Renault Sport F1 Team’s Jolyon Palmer who just missed out on a points finish in 12th place.
The Haas F1 Team’s Esteban Gutierrez was 13th just ahead of team mate Romain Grosjean while Kevin Magnussen was 15th for the Renault Sport F1 Team. Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat was 16th just ahead of Felipe Nasr in the Sauber while Felipe Massa was disappointed to finish the race in 17th following an extremely tough race for the Brazilian.
The Manor F1 Team’s Pascal Wehrlein was 18th just ahead of the Sauber F1 Team’s Marcus Ericsson while Rio Haryanto was the last driver classified in 21st place. McLaren Honda’s Jenson Button was the only retirement from the race. Lewis Hamilton heads to the German Grand Prix next weekend with a six point lead in the championship over Nico Rosberg while Daniel Ricciardo has moved up to third place in the championship.