Lewis Hamilton is the points leader for the first time this season after a dominating victory in Hungary.
He got the jump on pole sitter Nico Rosberg on the initial start and never looked back as the driver of the No. 44 Mercedes AMG Petronas car scored the victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s his 48th win in Formula 1 and fifth at the Hungaroring. It’s the first win for Mercedes at the track in the turbo-hybrid era (2014-present).
Rosberg came home second in his No. 6 Mercedes. Daniel Ricciardo rounded out the podium in his No. 3 Red Bull Racing car. Sebastian Vettel came home fourth in his No. 5 Scuderia Ferrari. Max Verstappen rounded out the top-five in his No. 33 Red Bull.
Kimi Räikkönen, after making contact with Verstappen late in the race, finished sixth in his No. 7 Ferrari. Fernando Alonso finished seventh in his No. 14 McLaren Honda. Carlos Sainz Jr. finished eighth in his No. 55 Toro-Rosso Ferrari. Valtteri Bottas finished ninth in his No. 77 William Martini Racing Mercedes. Nico Hülkenberg rounded out the top-10 in his No. 27 Sahara Force India Mercedes.
Jenson Button was the only retirement from the race.
Hamilton leaves Hungary with a six-point lead over Rosberg in the drivers’ standings. Mercedes leaves leading the constructors’ championship.