By Lara Seychell
- 6 things we learned from the Hungarian Grand Prix
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Lewis Hamilton’s win at the Hungarian Grand Prix means that he now leads the championship by six points ahead of Nico Rosberg, who started from pole position.
SIX things we learnt in this Grand Prix
WHO: The protagonist was definitely Hamilton who managed to overtake Rosberg at the very beginning of the race after having a better start off the line. The Brit soon took control of the race and cruised to his fifth victory of the year.
WHAT: The most important change after the Hungarian Grand Prix is definitely the drivers’ championship, where Hamilton now leads by six points. Before today’s race, Rosberg was ahead in the championship by one point.
WHY: This race also showed that less than half of those who started from pole position actually went on to win the Hungarian Grand Prix. Today continued to prove this statistic right.
HOW: Hamilton secured this win with one of his best starts of the season. As he took the lead, he kept on going ahead, despite losing some time half way during the race. The only time the other drivers were close to challenge him was in the beginning as both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen had good starts and were close by. Blue flags not respected by Esteban Gutierrez during the race also meant that Rosberg closed in on Hamilton, but the German never came close enough to challenge for the win.
WHEN: After the 70 laps, Hamilton crossed the finish line first, with Rosberg in second and Ricciardo in third. The only person to retire was Jenson Button, which meant that 21 drivers finished the race, the second highest number of finishers this year.
WHERE: This weekend’s race was the Hungarian Grand Prix which took place in Budapest. With this win, Hamilton has now secured his fifth win in Hungary, going into the record books as the driver with most wins at this race. The previous record was held by Michael Schumacher.
The German Grand Prix is next on the calendar, with the race being held on Sunday, July 31st.
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