Lewis Hamilton says he takes full responsibility for his error-strewn performance in the Hungarian Grand Prix, even though he heads into the summer break having actually extended his championship lead.

Seeking a record fifth win at the Hungaroring from pole position, a botched start dropped him to fourth initially before proceeding to run off track at turn six on the opening lap, leaving him tenth.

Making steady progress back up the order, Hamilton looked to have luck on his side when the arrival of the safety car with 25 laps remaining offered him an opportunity to get on terms with the leaders having been 30secs adrift at one stage.

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However, a slow restart would allow Daniel Ricciardo to make a run on him around the outside of turn one, Hamilton proceeding to run him out wide before making contact with the Red Bull driver. Leaving Hamilton with a damaged front-wing, he was forced to pit to change it before then being slapped with a drive-thru penalty for his misdemeanour.

A charge back up the order on the soft rubber was ultimately rewarded with sixth place at the chequered flag, a comparatively modest result offset by the fact title rival Nico Rosberg finished even lower eighth due his own contact with Ricciardo.

As such, remarkably Hamilton leaves Hungary having increased his lead from 17 to 21 points, though it is not a caveat that he appreciates in the context of a scruffy race performance.

"Yes," Hamilton responded when asked whether he takes the blame for the result. "That was a hard afternoon! I don't particularly feel relieved at the moment I think I definitely had a bad day at the office - a very bad day at the office - but the team did a great job with the calls so I could at least get a couple of points."