Monday, July 25th, 2016

Lewis Hamilton asserts dominance, clinches Hungarian GP in style

Narada Desk | July 25, 2016 11:52 am Print
The win is Lewis Hamilton's fifth in Budapest thus proving that the venue is now virtually his home track , his previous record of four wins being shared with retired German driver the iconic Michael Schumacher.

Lewis Hamilton

Continuing his very impressive 2016 on the formula one circuit, British driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes once again asserted his dominance on the race tracks by emphatically winning the Hungarian Grand Prix. He clinched the race by beating teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany to become the new leader of the Formula One World Championship.

Starting in second position, behind Rosberg in pole, Hamilton was able to overtake and win the race at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest, reports Efe.

The win is Hamilton’s fifth in Budapest, his previous record of four wins being shared with retired German driver Michael Schumacher.

With 25 more points — bringing him up to a total of 192 — Hamilton leads the driver standings for the first time this season, and knocks Rosberg off the top spot.

Sunday’s win puts Hamilton 6 points ahead of Rosberg, who finished second in the eleventh stage of the Championship.

Completing the podium in third was Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull).

Sebastian Vettel of Germany (Ferrari) came in fourth.

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