It was a good day for Ferrari with both their drivers Sebastian
Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen taking up top spots on the podium at the Hungaroring.
Vettel led team mate Raikkonen for a one-two win while Lewis Hamilton of
Mercedes came in fourth with team mate Valtteri Bottas finishing third.
With the win at the Hungarian Grand Prix Vettel has secured his championship lead with an additional 14 points. Raikkonen on the other hand made history with eight rostrums at the Hungaroring, his shared personal best at any circuit (he has eight rostrums in Bahrain). Raikkonen previously shared the record for most rostrums at the Hungaroring with Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna.
The win also means a lot for Ferrari who won their last one-two in Hungary back in 2004 with Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello. Both Silver Arrows were no match for the Scuderia built machines even though Vettel faced steering issues.
Vettel was quick right from the start with Raikkonen nipping at his heels. Hamilton fell behind Bottas and Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing in the start. But the Briton began reducing the gap with a fresh set of soft Pirellis which were installed earlier than scheduled due to a radio meltdown.
Bottas was asked to let Hamilton pass and attempt at braking the Ferrari lead. The Briton gave it his best and was able to reduce the gap with Vettel on the 54th lap to just 1.7s but was unable to overtake rivaling Ferrari machines which were quicker. In the end Hamilton let team mate Bottas assume his original third position and settled in for fourth.
Force India also saw points at the Hungaroring with both cars of Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon finishing eighth and ninth Respectively. The win at Hungary secures Vettel's lead with 202 points, Hamilton trails in at 188 points followed by Mercedes team mate Bottas with 169 points. Ferrari driver Raikkonen secured a total of 116 points just one point behind Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo.
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