Hamilton takes lead in the championship

Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix to take the championship lead for the first time
Lewis Hamilton won Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix to take the championship lead for the first time
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It was another Mercedes AMG Petronas one-two at Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton cruised to a comfortable win at the Hungaroring to take the championship lead for the first time from Brackley team-mate Nico Rosberg who came second. Hamilton now leads the championship by six points from the German driver.

Hamilton’s victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix was his fifth at the Hungaroring. It was also Hamilton’s 48th career Formula One victory and his fifth this season.

The world champion passed Rosberg, who started on pole, at the start of the race and went on to control proceedings until the end. Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo briefly before his challenge faded but he held off Sebastian Vettel to take third place.

Jolyon Palmer came 12th for Renault with Enstone team-mate Kevin Magnussen in 15th place. In between, in 13th and 14th positions, were Haas F1 drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutiérrez for the Banbury team.

Gutiérrez climbed to 11th on lap 49 but a lost spot to Force India’s Sergio Perez to fall to 12th. Then after the checkered flag, Gutiérrez was assessed a five-second penalty for ignoring the blue flags as Hamilton lapped him, dropping him to 13th.

Grosjean, meanwhile, struggled with his car’s balance for much of the race. Nonetheless, he managed to hold Magnussen at bay in the closing stages to claim 14th.