With a final round-up from the Hungaroring following Sunday's grand prix, Crash.net F1 Digital Editor Luke Smith brings you his paddock notebook.

- Lewis Hamilton charged to his 67th Formula 1 victory in Hungary on Sunday, recording his fifth win of the season so far. It was also his sixth win at the Hungaroring, extending his all-time record at the circuit.

- Hamilton confirmed after the race he had been managing his pace in the early stages of his second stint to ensure his Soft compound tyres would make it to the end of the race. This allowed him to still produce personal best laps in the closing stages of the race, with his final margin of victory to Sebastian Vettel in second standing at 17 seconds.

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- Vettel had been chasing his first F1 win from outside the top three on the grid in Hungary on Sunday, having started fourth. However, he was left to settle for second after struggling to pass Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes in the early part of his final stint.

- The two drivers made contact on Lap 65 when battling for second place, with Bottas trying to defend boldly at Turn 2 before running deep. Vettel escaped without any damage, while Bottas was left with a broken front wing. The Finn opted not to pit, but dropped to P4 behind Kimi Raikkonen as a result of the incident. The stewards deemed no action needed to be taken over the clash.

- Bottas did however have to see the stewards after the race due to a clash with Daniel Ricciardo two laps later when trying to keep fourth position. The Finn received a 10-second time penalty and two penalty points on his FIA super license (which had previously been clean) for the clash. Bottas' final finishing position of fifth - Ricciardo passed him on-track - did not change.

- Kimi Raikkonen continued his incredible record at the Hungaroring by taking his ninth podium finish at the circuit - two more than Hamilton Ayrton Senna or Michael Schumacher. The Finn also has scored eight podiums in the opening 12 rounds of the 2018 season. By comparison, he scored seven podiums in the entirety of last year.

- Raikkonen was forced to race without a drinks bottle to use after Ferrari forgot to connect it ahead of the start. Raikkonen asked if the team could remove it to save weight, but the team did not. Marcus Ericsson revealed on Twitter after the race that he never races with a drinks bottle, claiming it saves around 1.5 kg on the car.

- Ferrari slipped a further two points behind Mercedes in the constructors' championship, with the gap standing at 10 points heading into the summer break.

- Pierre Gasly was able to score his first points since Monaco with a seamless drive to sixth. Gasly passed Carlos Sainz Jr. at the start before inheriting a position from Max Verstappen when he retired, and ran as high as third at one point. The result marked Gasly's third points score of the season, and is his second-best result in F1 (P4 in Bahrain still being his best). Gasly was the last driver not to be lapped.

- Toro Rosso teammate Brendon Hartley was caught out by Romain Grosjean, Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne all getting the overcut, having made an early pit stop from Ultrasofts to Mediums while running ninth. Hartley finished the race 11th, and was frustrated to have not passed Sainz - who started on Softs - at the start as he felt he had more pace.

- Haas recorded only its second double-point finish of the season following Austria as Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean finished P7 and P10 respectively. Grosjean rose up into the points following Vandoorne's retirement with 21 laps to go.

- Vandoorne had been set to score his first points since Baku, running P9 and just two seconds behind Alonso before a gearbox issue forced him to park up. The Belgian showed improved pace in the race after changing chassis for this weekend.

- Sainz was Renault's only driver in the points, finishing ninth as teammate Nico Hulkenberg could only finish 12th. Hulkenberg struggled with a lack of balance on his car and gambled on a second pit stop under the Virtual Safety Car called for Vandoorne's stoppage.

- Force India suffered its first non-score since France as Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez finished 13th and 14th in the race. Perez spent all of his race outside of the points, while Ocon only spent a few laps in P10 after a long first stint before dropping back.

- The result came at the end of a turbulent weekend for Force India, with the team entering administration on Friday after legal action was triggered by Perez. The Mexican issued a statement on Twitter hitting back at suggestions he was looking to harm the team, having been approached by insiders to help take action that would prevent it from going bust.

- Sauber failed to score for just the second time since Monaco, with Charles Leclerc retiring after damage on the opening lap and teammate Marcus Ericsson finishing two laps down in P15. Ericsson only finished ahead of the Williams pair of Sergey Sirotkin and Lance Stroll.

- Max Verstappen's early retirement was highlighted by an angry radio rant, with the Dutchman joking after the race that FOM should not have bleeped out his expletives. For those wondering what he said, look no further.

- Another point of humour before the race came in Daniel Ricciardo's radio message regarding instructions reading 'B D E' shown to him on the grid. You can find out what he said that stands for here.

- In tyre news, Pierre Gasly completed the longest stint on Ultrasofts, managing 32 laps. Bottas did 55 laps on the Softs, while Ericsson managed 62 laps on the Mediums.

- Finally, Kimi Raikkonen's three-year-old son, Robin, was once again the star of F1's TV coverage on Sunday in the race, appearing in parc ferme. He later was invited up onto the podium to spray a bottle of water in celebration. "He’s always happy, so that’s nice," Raikkonen said of his son after the race.

 

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