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Vettel wins in Hungary to stretch F1 lead

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates winning the race

Sebastian Vettel won a tense Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday in a Ferrari one-two that stretched his Formula One championship lead over Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton to 14 points.

The German, taking his fourth win of the season, took the chequered flag 0.9 seconds ahead of Kimi Raikkonen with Hamilton finishing fourth after sportingly surrendering third place to team mate Valtteri Bottas on the last lap.

Bottas had let Hamilton past to attack the Ferraris, on the assurance that his team mate would hand back the place if he could not overtake, and Hamilton kept his word.

The last Ferrari driver to win from pole position in Hungary was Vettel’s compatriot Michael Schumacher, who was dominant in 2004 and went on to win his seventh and last championship that season.

Hungary was the last race before the August break, with nine of the 21 rounds remaining.

Hungarian Grand Prix results
1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 1:39:46.713
2. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari +00:00.908
3. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Mercedes 00:12.462
4. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 00:12.885
5. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull – TAG Heuer 00:13.276
6. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 01:11.223
7. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso – Renault 1 lap
8. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India – Mercedes 1 lap
9. Esteban Ocon (France) Force India – Mercedes 1 lap
10. Stoffel Vandoorne (Belgium) McLaren 1 lap
11. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso – Renault 1 lap
12. Jolyon Palmer (Britain) Renault 1 lap
13. Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) Haas – Ferrari 1 lap
14. Lance Stroll (Canada) Williams-Mercedes 1 lap
15. Pascal Wehrlein (Germany) Sauber – Ferrari 2 laps
16. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber – Ferrari 2 laps
17r. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Renault 3 laps
r. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Williams-Mercedes 10 laps
r. Romain Grosjean (France) Haas – Ferrari 50 laps
r. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull – TAG Heuer 70 laps
(rank: r = retired, nc = not classified)
Fastest Lap: Fernando Alonso,1:20.182, lap 69.

Driver and Constructor Standings
Drivers Points
1. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 202
2. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 188
3. Valtteri Bottas (Finland) Mercedes 169
4. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia) Red Bull 117
5. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Ferrari 116
6. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull 67
7. Sergio Perez (Mexico) Force India 56
8. Esteban Ocon (France) Force India 45
9. Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) Toro Rosso 35
10. Nico Huelkenberg (Germany) Renault 26
11. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Williams 23
12. Lance Stroll (Canada) Williams 18
13. Romain Grosjean (France) Haas 18
14. Kevin Magnussen (Denmark) Haas 11
15. Fernando Alonso (Spain) McLaren 10
16. Pascal Wehrlein (Germany) Sauber 5
17. Daniil Kvyat (Russia) Toro Rosso 4
18. Stoffel Vandoorne (Belgium) McLaren 1
19. Jolyon Palmer (Britain) Renault 0
20. Marcus Ericsson (Sweden) Sauber 0
21. Antonio Giovinazzi (Italy) Sauber 0
22. Paul Di Resta (Britain) Williams 0
Constructors Points
1. Mercedes 357
2. Ferrari 318
3. Red Bull – TAG Heuer 184
4. Force India – Mercedes 101
5. Williams-Mercedes 41
6. Toro Rosso – Renault 39
7. Haas – Ferrari 29
8. Renault 26
9. McLaren 11
10. Sauber – Ferrari 5

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