Lewis Hamilton delighted after Hungarian win extends title lead

Hope Soto
July 30, 2018

"We had a pretty good auto and I was able to make it to fourth".

"It's nice to finish on a high", said Ricciardo.

Ricciardo - who had been dogged by bad luck in recent weeks - was fortunate to finish at all.

It was a great finish for Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo, looking easily set to take the fifth place his team had targeted, but as he made a dart for P4, Bottas stayed deep in the corner and struck the Australian's vehicle - with a steward's inquiry set for after the race.

"I tried to defend as best I could".

After holding off Vettel until just a few laps before the end to ensure Hamilton was clear in front to take the win, Wolff told Sky Sports F1 that he admired what he saw as the role Bottas had played.

Vettel, who had also been fastest on Friday, reported some debris in his auto at one point.

"I am happy but it feels a little bit sore in Austria but we don't need to be greed".

"The battle with Valtteri, I wouldn't call it that fun", said Ricciardo.

The opening was just the beginning of what proved to be an action-packed Grand Prix for Ricciardo.

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"It was hard to accept and I was very upset over the radio", Verstappen said. Red Bull is splitting with Renault and working with Honda next season.

Hamilton's victory in Hungary came against the run of play, as Ferrari had the faster vehicle, but a superb pole in wet conditions gave him a chance that he and Mercedes grasped with both hands.

After the win, which follows a recovery from 14th on the grid to win in Germany last weekend, Hamilton was full of praise for Mercedes amid the back-to-back victories. "That boost will last a long time with our team".

After 12 races, Hamilton has 213 points to Vettel's 189, while Ricciardo is on 118. "What a handsome day and a great crowd - and a great job from the team".

The British driver warned that his Mercedes team could not afford to let up in their fight with the Scuderia but he was optimistic that they would be strong in the second half of the season.

It has traditionally been Ferrari with the better getaways in recent rounds and that has led to some problems for the Mercedes drivers (not entirely of their own doing) with Bottas being tagged by Vettel in France and Raikkonen punting Hamilton at his home grand prix at Silverstone.

Bottas and Vettel had earlier touched during the overtaking move, with some debris flying off the Mercedes.

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"We pay multi-millions of pounds for these engines and for first class, or state-of-the-art, product and you can see it's quite clearly some way below that", said Horner.

Asked for his own reflections on his season to date, Vettel told Sky F1: "We started well with a vehicle that wasn't ready".

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