F1 » Hamilton triumphs in Hungary with his first win for Mercedes


Lewis Hamilton claimed his first win for Mercedes and his fourth win at the Hungaroring, in a hugely entertaining Hungarian GP that saw the action on track every bit as hot as the scorching temperatures.

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FW14

July 28, 2013 4:19 PM

Very good point Ham54 something Kimi himself pointed out after the race today. I still want to see a top driver test Vettel and the only available one is Kimi as Alonso is under contract and Horner has said he wont have Lewis and Vettel in his team as well as Lewis himself being under contract.

Roadster

July 28, 2013 4:49 PM

Really enjoyed the race. Lewis did exactly what needed to be done, on a track where he is obviously very comfortable. Have Mercedes put themselves in the race for the WCC and perhaps a WDC, or is it simply down to the nature of the track ..... "Monaco without the houses". It's going to be a long wait until Spa!!!

beetljuice23

July 28, 2013 5:44 PM

@ Mustafur

Vergne has 13 points and 5 DNF (tyre puncture,engine failure...) vs 11 points for Ricciardo.
Last year Vergne finished the year in front of Ricciardo, despite being a rookie.
All due to some pit stop problems? Come on, Ricciardo is fast on qualies but at the end of the week end only points are important.

benignlyindifferent

July 28, 2013 6:03 PM

I was fortunate to attend this race and I was surprised by how well the tires held up on the Mercedes. Seb's comment about being stuck behind Jenson costing him the win is nonsense. It was clear that Lewis was driving a fast controlled pace. However, Seb would probably have finished ahead of Kimi, who did another superb job of managing tires and strategy. After the race and off camera, you could see the two joking quite a bit and actin like, dare I say, teammates? Time will tell, but the second half of the season is shaping up nicely.

Snottub

July 28, 2013 6:26 PM

The Hungaroring for me has in the past always been a processional boring race but this one was WOW. I think that this can only be a result of Pirelli's 'engineered tyres'
I don't really mind who wins as long as I see good competitive racing. I like surprises and Lewis did a magnificent job and it was nice to see Sebastion fighting hard for a change and it is also clear to see that Kimi is a class act. If he goes to Red Bull I am not worried that he will be behind Sebastion, rather I think he drives and strategises according to the car that he is driving so they will be very close together.
All things considered, the best race I've seen at this track.

Gilles

July 28, 2013 7:38 PM

It is amazing how quiet this page is. Where is Richard, Taipan and all the other know it alls. Can' t remember the guy who posted last night who asked if Brawn would allow Rosberg to pass Lewis this time. What a laugh!

Mustafur

July 28, 2013 8:14 PM
Last Edited 369 days ago

@beetljuice23

Let me educate you on how teams evaluate young drivers and have done so for decades:

STRs purpose is to evaluate drivers for the main squad.

The RBR can score at any round and at most expected to win.

The STR on average can't score on half the rounds of the year.

so Redbull then sees how many times they get a point scoring positon as a more important factor in race performance or how many times one finishes ahead of the other when they both finish.

Something Ricciardo is leading, combine that with a demolishing Qualify record and Vergne doesn't get a look in.

Make sence?

teams are not stupid, just because there car was good one round and was able to score points doesn't mean the driver found a load of talent that round, this is F1 the cars are not spec and some work well on certain tracks while performing bad on others, its been this way since the beginning.

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