Hamilton nabs pole position for Hungarian F1 GP amid heavy rain

Hamilton nabs pole position for Hungarian F1 GP amid heavy rain

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position for Mercedes on Sunday to go into the August break with a 24-point lead over Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel.

He dropped a place at the start to teammate Sebastian Vettel but said beating race victor Lewis Hamilton was always going to be tough after Mercedes outqualified Ferrari on Saturday.

Hamilton now has 213 points to Vettel's 189 after the 12th of 21 races this year and before the championship takes a European summer break.

Bottas played down both collisions as he fixated on the comments of his boss which clearly struck a chord. "I was next to him on the inside and I was locking up, but he still turned in and then we touched".

"I am happy to see that the vehicle is fast, it has worked well on every track so far, so I think this is the most important thing". This left him susceptible to a charging Daniel Ricciardo, who got a run on him down the start-finish straight with four laps to go. Hamilton was setting impressive lap times at the front, pulling a 6.5-second gap to Bottas behind him in 14 laps.

"We've definitely had ups and downs in this championship, it's such a roller coaster ride", he said.

Bottas, who lost part of his front wing, dropped to fifth after a late collision with Daniel Ricciardo, who overtook the Finn on the final lap in his second shot at the wounded Mercedes auto.

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Raikkonen, without water during the race after Ferrari forgot to connect the bottle, made two stops and agreed third - his fifth successive podium finish - was the best he could have hoped for in the circumstances.

"I got hit from behind [by Bottas], I was not sure what had happened and I was lucky the auto was not broken and we could carry on".

I was at an event where a few select customers of Mercedes-Benz were able to spend time with him, as well as with Toto Wolff, the team's executive director, and Lewis's team-mate, Valtteri Bottas. "Perhaps the word wingman doesn't do it justice, but he drove a sensational race and helped Lewis to extend his lead", he said.

Twenty laps before the end, it was clear that if there were no accident or technical defeat, only Vettel's third place could be realistic, or overtaking Bottas, since Hamilton's advantage grew steadily. Fair enough, I think a racing incident. We expected damage limitation, rather than taking the points.

"I really could only have dreamed that we would be in the position that we are in right now", he told reporters.

Lap 10 - Hamilton remains in the lead ahead of Mercedes teammate Bottas and the two Ferraris, Vettel and Raikkonen. For sure we knew from the start that qualifying, where we qualified, we tried to do something different, I was happy to do that and I think the pace showed today that we were good.

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