HUNGARIAN GP – Vettel takes victory after a chaotic race dedicated to Jules

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Sebastian Vettel has taken his second victory for Ferrari at the Hungarian Grand Prix after a chaotic race at the Hungroring. Danill Kyvat was second for Red Bull ahead of his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo.

The four time world champion as most of the drivers dedicated there race to Jules Bianchi who died last weekend following a crash at the Japanese Grand Prix last year. The current world champion Lewis Hamilton managed to extend his lead in the championship.

It was a chaotic Grand Prix for Hamilton after he made errors on track and team-mate Nico Rosberg suffered a late puncher.

Vettel said in French after taking victory “Merci, Jules. Cette victoire est pour toi.” (Thank you, Jules. This victory is for you). He added in English: “You will always be in our hearts. We know sooner or later you would have been in this team.”

Kyvat’s second place came despite the Russian gaining penalties during the race. His team-mate also had trouble after hitting Rosberg’s rear tyre forcing Ricciardo to make an extra stop.

Max Verstappen impressive debut season continued with him taking fourth place and Fernando Alonso gave McLaren there best result of the season in fifth. While Jenson Button was ninth.

The win for Vettel and podium for both Red Bull’s ended Mercedes run of podiums going back to the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen was looking to have a strong podium until he was forced to retire on lap 40 after he suffered a loss of power.

Force India had their second accident of the weekend after Nico Hulkenberg’s front wing fell off sending debris across the track before slamming into the tyre barrier.

Romain Grosjean was seventh for Lotus while Marcus Ericsson took the final point in 10th for Sauber.


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