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Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix - Alonso retired from pole allowing Hamilton his first win of the season

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Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix
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This is F1Minute for the 26th July 2009.

Firstly, an update on Massa’s condition. He is still stable, and was awake earlier today, when his family arrived to see him. However, the doctors decided to continue with the induced coma for another 48 hours to aid his recovery. I will keep you posted.

Meanwhile, the race played out today in Hungary, with Lewis Hamilton securing his first win of the season. Alonso’s had a few problems with the car that meant he couldn’t pull away enough of a gap and after his first pit stop, the right front wheel was not secured properly, and flew off, bouncing across the grass and settling into the barriers. Alonso was out of the race, giving Hamilton a clear run to put in a fine performance for the win. He was joined on the podium by Räikkönen and Webber.

Post-race, Renault were investigated and found to be in breach of several regulations with regards to letting Alonso out of the pits with an unsafe wheel and not informing him straight away. They have been suspended from the next race in Valencia, but have appealed the decision.

That’s it for now, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.