F1: Sebastian Vettel heads Ferrari 1-2 in Hungarian Grand Prix

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Sebastian Vettel delivered the perfect response to Lewis Hamilton’s Silverstone triumph as he led home Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen to win the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The victory marked the Scuderia’s first 1-2 finish at the Hungaroring since Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello achieved the feat in 2004.

Lewis Hamilton had run in the final podium slot until the final corner, at which point he duly allowed fellow Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas into third after the Finn had released him earlier in the race to challenge the Ferrari pair.

Max Verstappen – who wiped out team-mate Daniel Ricciardo on the opening lap after under-steering into the radiator of the sister Red Bull at Turn 3 – finished fifth via a ten-second stop and go penalty.

Fernando Alonso claimed his and McLaren-Honda’s best finish of the season in sixth, fending off a boisterous Carlos Sainz for Toro Rosso in seventh.

Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon continued their strong points-scoring form for Force India in eighth and ninth, with Stoffel Vandoorne rounding out the top ten for McLaren.

The championship takes an extended break after departing the Hungaroring, before reconvening at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps on August 27th to begin the second half of the season, with the duel between Vettel, Hamilton and Bottas finely poised with ten races remaining.

FORMULA 1 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX – RESULT (70 LAPS):

Pos. Name Team Gap
1 Sebastian VETTEL Scuderia Ferrari
2 Kimi RAIKKONEN Scuderia Ferrari +0.908s
3 Valtteri BOTTAS Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team +12.462s
4 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team +12.885s
5 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer +13.276s
6 Fernando ALONSO McLaren-Honda +1:11.223s
7 Carlos SAINZ Scuderia Toro Rosso +1 lap
8 Sergio PEREZ Sahara Force India +1 lap
9 Esteban OCON Sahara Force India +1 lap
10 Stoffel VANDOORNE McLaren-Honda +1 lap
11 Daniil KVYAT Scuderia Toro Rosso +1 lap
12 Jolyon PALMER Renault Sport Formula 1 Team +1 lap
13 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas F1 Team +1 lap
14 Lance STROLL Williams Martini Racing +1 lap
15 Pascal WEHRLEIN Sauber F1 Team +2 laps
16 Marcus ERICSSON Sauber F1 Team +2 laps
17 Nico HULKENBERG Renault Sport Formula 1 Team +1 lap
DNF Paul DI RESTA Williams Martini Racing Mechanical
DNF Romain GROSJEAN Haas F1 Team Mechanical
DNF Daniel RICCIARDO Red Bull Racing TAG Heuer Accident damage

 

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