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Race highlights - Hungary 2017 // Relive a hot afternoon of racing at the Hungaroring

Published by Christine Blachford

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The temperatures were high as the red lights went out to kick off the final race before the summer break, and tempers were flaring as teammates collided, swapped positions down to team orders, and failed to change places too. There were a handful of breakdowns, one safety car period, and many, many lapped cars by the time the chequered flag fell.

If you missed any of the action or want to relive lap by lap what went down at the Hungaroring today, then read on for the Factbyte Factbox coverage. It may not have been a stellar race from start to finish, but it continued to add to the narrative of 2017 and makes the first race back after the holiday a must watch.

As it happened: Hungary 2017 - The race

Event Highlights

  • Sebastian Vettel wins, with Kimi Räikkönen holding off Lewis Hamilton for second place.
  • Hamilton gives back third place to Bottas after failing to get past the Ferrari.
  • Fernando Alonso finishes sixth, and nabs the fastest lap of the race.
  • Max Verstappen picks up ten second penalty after knocking teammate Daniel Ricciardo out on lap 1.
  • Paul di Resta retires after subbing for Massa at Williams, his car developing an oil leak on lap 63.
  • 12:30

    Hi there! It's time for the Hungarian Grand Prix, the last race before the summer break, so let's make it a good one, eh?

  • 12:30

    There's been quite a lot going on so far this weekend, most notably of course, the fact that Paul di Resta is making a return to the sport, filling in for Felipe Massa at Williams.

  • 12:30

    Poor Massa took part in all three free practice sessions but wasn't feeling too good, so the team called upon their reserve driver to do his duty and fill in. He qualified second from last, but it actually wasn't too bad a performance compared to his teammate and given that he hasn't raced since 2013.

  • 12:30

    If you need to catch up with any of the happenings so far, I can (biasedly) recommend taking some time to listen to F1Minute:

    Daniel Ricciardo leads Friday Practice at the Hungaroring

    Paul di Resta steps in to Hungary qualifying for unwell Felipe Massa

    Sebastian Vettel scoops Hungarian pole position in Ferrari 1-2

  • 12:31

    The pit lane has just opened and drivers are heading out for installation laps, and queuing at the end of the pit exit to do practice starts.

  • 12:32
    Medium tyreMedium
    Soft tyreSoft
    Supersoft tyreSupersoft

    It's hot, hot, hot, so tyre wear is a priority.

  • 12:32

    TweetTweet from @pirellisport: With half an hour to go, we're expecting either a one or a two stop race, depending on tyre degradation rates.

  • 12:33

    Sebastian Vettel took pole position yesterday, with Kimi Räikkönen helping himself to second place for an all-Ferrari front row.

  • 12:33

    TweetTweet from @Max33Verstappen: Race day! The high temperatures might be an extra challenge. I’m up for it.

  • 12:35
    Starting grid
    1S VettelFerrari
    2K RäikkönenFerrari
    3V BottasMercedes
    4L HamiltonMercedes
    5M VerstappenRed Bull
    6D RicciardoRed Bull
    7F AlonsoMcLaren
    8S VandoorneMcLaren
    9C SainzToro Rosso
    10J PalmerRenault
  • 12:35

    A great job by the two McLarens to get into the top ten and they have gained a position from their qualifying place too as Nico Hülkenberg took on a five place grid penalty for changing the gearbox. He dropped to 12th on the grid.

  • 12:36

    Daniil Kvyat also picked up a penalty, just three places for him, but for impeding another driver. Kvyat has had a woeful few weeks, so will be hoping to redeem himself today.

  • 12:36
    Circuit Data
    Hungaroring
    Local timezone+02:00 GMT
    First race1986
    Number of laps70
    Circuit length4.381km
    Race distance306.630km
    Start offset0.040km
  • 12:38

    There's a grand piano waiting on the grid for the national anthem. Slightly random sight.

  • 12:40

    TweetTweet from @nigelmansell: Hoping the first corner doesn't claim any cars today ,there is plenty of track to use in turn one.It was fun years ago to race here.

  • 12:42

    The two Ferraris have just been pushed into their position at the head of the field, the bright red liveries glinting in the Hungarian sunshine.

  • 12:42
    2017 Race Wins
    PosDriverTotal
    1L Hamilton4
    2S Vettel3
    3V Bottas2
    4D Ricciardo1
  • 12:43

    Fernando Alonso is looking to cling on to his top ten position, hoping that both McLaren drivers can bring home points today.

  • 12:45

    QuoteMax Verstappen: "I don't know what we're going to, I've just got to feel my way in the race. You know, you can plan a strategy but many times when you go into the race, into turn one, it's all changed."

  • 12:45

    TweetTweet from @RenaultSportF1: Very nice of our cars to be parked so closely together today. Saves our little legs on such a hot afternoon

  • 12:46

    "Resting and watching the race in a special company."

  • 12:47

    After Hamilton's race win last time out, the gap at the top of the championship is just one point now. But on paper, this weekend has Vettel's name all over it. Hamilton hasn't quite been able to get to piece together his usual epic lap times yet.

  • 12:51

    Weather icon

    30°C
    Track55°C
    Humidity35%
    Wind speed0.6mps
  • 12:53

    I'm not sure we necessarily need this message, but Race Control have confirmed that the chance of rain this session is 0%.

  • 12:54

    Mechanics have bundled around Hamilton's car, looks like there's a little bit of overheating to be controlled there.

  • 12:54

    TweetTweet from @adamcooperF1: HAM says Ferrari will have it easy today, but I have a feeling we won't see a straightforward Maranello one-two. Might be proved wrong!

  • 12:56

    If you're looking for a teammate battle to watch, then Haas might be the one. Grosjean and Magnussen have beaten each other five times each. On the other end of the scale, Renault have a dominant driver (Hulk 8, Palmer 2), and Ferrari even more so (Vettel 9, Kimi 1).

  • 12:58

    All drivers are starting on the red supersoft tyres except for two. Kvyat down in 16th has the yellow softs on, and Paul di Resta in the penultimate grid slot also has soft tyres on that Williams.

  • 13:00

    Overtaking can be tricky around the Hungaroring, but there are a few variables we can watch out for - tyres, rookie drivers, that long run to the first corner.

  • 13:01

    The formation lap gets underway with Vettel leading the field down to the first corner. There's a good crowd cheering them off.

  • 13:01

    TweetTweet from @pirellisport: Long run down to the first corner, where a lot’s going to be decided. Two stops theoretically quickest; will that actually be the case?

  • 13:03

    The grid takes a long time to come together, leaving the Ferrari pair at the front gently heating before the start.

  • 13:04

    Green flagRace started.

  • 13:04 Lap 1

    Vettel moves straight across to block his teammate, but Kimi pulls alongside. Vettel remains ahead into the first corner.

  • 13:04 Lap 1

    A few cars run wide into that first corner, Verstappen was one of those.

  • 13:04 Lap 1

    The two Red Bulls have hit each other, and Ricciardo is dropping back, and has spun in turn three.

  • 13:05 Lap 1

    Yellow flagYellow flags.

  • 13:05 Lap 1

    Race controlSafety car deployed.

  • 13:06 Lap 1

    The Red Bull is sitting at the side of the track, there's water everywhere from what appears to be a burst radiator.

  • 13:06 Lap 1

    Team radioTeam radio from Daniel Ricciardo: ""Someone hit me. If that's who I think it was, that's ***."

  • 13:06 Lap 2

    The marshals are out on track to recover that car, as the safety car picks up the leaders and controls the pace.

  • 13:07 Lap 2

    Replays of the start show Lewis Hamilton dropping back behind the Red Bull pair, so he's lost a position and sits in fifth place now.

  • 13:08 Lap 2

    Race controlTurn 2 incident involving Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen under investigation.

  • 13:08 Lap 3

    TweetTweet from @WilliamsRacing: "L3: Radio message: "That's good, Paul. Just keep doing what you're doing. Prepare for the restart" "

  • 13:09 Lap 3

    More replays show that was a super quick reaction from Jolyon Palmer to avoid the sideways Red Bull, but he managed to keep out of trouble, and currently runs 11th.

  • 13:10 Lap 4

    Both the Sauber drivers have come in and changed their red tyres to the yellow softs - strategy call for the Swiss team.

  • 13:11 Lap 4

    Race controlTurn 1 incident involving Romain Grosjean and Nico Hülkenberg noted.

  • 13:12 Lap 4

    Replays of that incident show Grosjean complaining that he was bumped off track by the Renault. Also looks like the Force India teammates might have had another jostle as well. BFFs, they are.

  • 13:13 Lap 5

    The safety car is coming in at the end of this lap, so drivers now prepping for a restart.

  • 13:14 Lap 5

    Vettel weaving down the final few straights to get some heat into the tyres as the safety car peels off.

  • 13:14 Lap 5

    Green flagTrack is clear.

  • 13:15 Lap 6

    Vettel leads away comfortably, with Hamilton taking a look at Verstappen and having a good go into the first few corners, but no change yet.

  • 13:15 Lap 6

    Alonso was looking at a move on Sainz as well, for sixth place, but he couldn't make it stick.

  • 13:16 Lap 7

    Ricciardo looks intensely annoyed in the garage, having made his way back to the pit lane. Shaking his head, and no sign of his famous smile. Bad day for the Australian.

  • 13:16 Lap 7

    Sainz improved three places over these first few laps, whislt Pérez jumped up five positions, getting ahead of his teammate and the other McLaren of Vandoorne.

  • 13:17 Lap 7

    Race control10 second time penalty for Max Verstappen - causing a collision.

  • 13:17 Lap 8

    Race controlTurn 1 incident involving R Grosjean and N Hülkenberg under investigation.

  • 13:17 Lap 8

    TweetTweet from @RenaultSportF1: Update from the pitlane; it's hot, we've found a spot that gets a breeze when the cars drive past and we're not budging.

  • 13:18 Lap 8

    Up front, Vettel has set the fastest lap of the race so far, not that much of a surprise obviously, but good to see they are finally able to put the hammer down.

  • 13:19 Lap 9
    Driver Positions
    PosDriverStops
    10S Vettel0
    20K Räikkönen0
    30V Bottas0
    41M Verstappen0
    5-1L Hamilton0
    63C Sainz0
    70F Alonso0
    85S Pérez0
    9-1S Vandoorne0
    101E Ocon0
  • 13:20 Lap 10

    Race controlTurn 1 incident at safety car re-start involving Fernando Alonso and Carlos Sainz noted.

  • 13:21 Lap 10

    Team radioTeam radio to Lewis Hamilton: "Radio check, we're having IT issues down in the garage."

  • 13:22 Lap 11

    Paul di Resta, our super-sub for the day, is running comfortably in 17th place. Paddy Lowe admits they didn't make as much progress at the start as they would have liked, but there might be more opportunities as the race unfolds.

  • 13:24 Lap 12

    Team radioTeam radio to Lewis Hamilton: "Radio check, should be up and running now."

    "Loud and clear. Good to have you back."

    Awwwww.

  • 13:24 Lap 13

    Race controlTurn 1 incident involving R Grosjean and N Hülkenberg - no further action.

  • 13:26 Lap 14

    Very brief yellow flags there, and DRS briefly disabled and then re-enabled. Not sure why yet.

  • 13:27 Lap 15
    Gap Analysis
    PosDriverGap
    1stVET1:23.081
    2ndRAI+3.273
    3rdBOT+9.323
    4thVER+10.925
    5thHAM+12.797
  • 13:28 Lap 16

    QuoteDaniel Ricciardo: "It was what it was. I saw I was on, I had a good run out of one, there was a bit going on. I saw Valtteri on the outside, I could brake a bit later, so I thought I’d go there and protect that place, and I felt the hit. For sure, it’s not on.

    "That was amateur to say the least. Just frustrating, it’s not like he was trying to pass. I don’t think he likes when a teammate gets in front of him. You’ve got a whole race to try and repair a mistake, but the pass was never on… Obviously the team will do their bit and I will do my bit, but yea, we’ll sort it out."

  • 13:29 Lap 17

    Hamilton has picked up the pace, setting at least one purple sector on the last lap. He's looking to make up the gap to Verstappen again, perhaps take back the position he lost.

  • 13:31 Lap 17

    Race controlTurn 1 incident at safety car re-start involving F Alonso and C Sainz - no further action.

  • 13:31 Lap 18

    Bottas has also picked up the pace, setting the fastest first sector so far.

  • 13:32 Lap 18

    Team radioTeam radio from Kevin Magnussen: "The tyres are okay, but it feels like I'm driving on oil everywhere. No grip."

    "I think that's a general comment from everybody. Your pace is good."

  • 13:34 Lap 20

    Nico Hülkenberg has swept ahead of teammate Jolyon Palmer, with the radio message: "Jo has been asked to let you past, Nico. Jo is slower than you."

  • 13:34 Lap 20

    Hülkenberg up to 11th place now.

  • 13:35 Lap 21
    Inter-Team Battle
    Toro Rosso
    C Sainz6th
    D Kvyat14th
  • 13:36 Lap 21

    Team radioTeam radio to Romain Grosjean: "Front left tyre pressure is slowly dropping, we're monitoring it."

    "Wonderful."

    "We'll box now, box."

  • 13:36 Lap 21

    In he comes, Grosjean locking up as he makes it back to the pit lane and takes on the soft tyres for his next (and perhaps last) stint.

  • 13:37 Lap 22

    Grosjean running really slowly, he's told to stop the car and/or come back slowly. They think there's a crossed wheel nut after that pit stop.

  • 13:38 Lap 23

    He doesn't make it back, Romain Grosjean pulls off track and is out of the race. The mechanics look properly crest-fallen.

  • 13:40 Lap 24

    TweetTweet from @ToroRossoSpy: Hmmm... we see a very interesting 'Spanish battle' shaping up nicely... ALO is slowly getting closer to @Carlossainz55, now only 1.6s behind

  • 13:41 Lap 25

    Team radioTeam radio from Sebastian Vettel: "Check the steering, it's hanging to the left when I go straight."

    "Is it getting worse, or stable?"

    "I think it's getting worse."

  • 13:42 Lap 26
    Speed Trap
    DriverTeamSpeed (km/h)
    L StrollWilliams316.0
    L HamiltonMercedes312.1
    R GrosjeanHaas311.4
    M EricssonSauber307.8
    D KvyatToro Rosso306.2
  • 13:42 Lap 26

    The onboard footage shows that Vettel is indeed having to turn the steering wheel to get that Ferrari down the track in a straight line.

  • 13:43 Lap 26

    They're still having radio problems at Mercedes, both cars sound like they can hear info but can't necessarily talk back.

  • 13:43 Lap 27

    Race controlIncident involving Romain Grosjean will be investigated after the race - released in an unsafe condition.

  • 13:45 Lap 28
    One to Watch
    E Oconvs.N Hülkenberg
    10th+0.609s11th
  • 13:45 Lap 28

    Team radioTeam radio from Nico Hülkenberg: "No chance even with DRS, they're faster on the straight, so you know what you have to do."

    Putting the pressure back on the crew, there.

  • 13:47 Lap 29

    The gap at the front is reducing steadily, Räikkönen just 1.4 seconds behind now, although they have been starting to work their way past backmarkers which never helps.

  • 13:47 Lap 30

    TweetTweet from @pirellisport: Looks like we’re heading towards a one-stopper, helped by four laps behind the safety car earlier in the race.

  • 13:49 Lap 31

    Lance Stroll breaks free from the pack and dives into the pit lane for a pit stop. As he heads out, Valtteri Bottas comes in for Mercedes.

  • 13:50 Lap 31
    Pit Stop Analysis
    DriverV Bottas
    TeamMercedes
    Pit lane22.681s
    Stopped3.5s
  • 13:50 Lap 32

    It was a bit of a slow stop for Bottas there, the front left wheel gun had to go on twice, but not a huge drama.

  • 13:50 Lap 32

    Next lap round and Lewis Hamilton comes in, it's a much better stop for him.

  • 13:51 Lap 32
    Pit Stop Analysis
    DriverL Hamilton
    TeamMercedes
    Pit lane21.338s
    Stopped2.5s
  • 13:51 Lap 32

    Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel is worrying about his strategy because he says his tyres are feeling "unhealthy" and he's probably remembering the last race when his tyre exploded.

  • 13:52 Lap 33

    They do react straight away, it's Sebastian Vettel coming into the pit lane. Another slow stop.

  • 13:52 Lap 33
    Pit Stop Analysis
    DriverS Vettel
    TeamFerrari
    Pit lane22.317s
    Stopped3.0s
  • 13:53 Lap 33

    Räikkönen inherits the lead of the race but only for one lap. It's his turn for the pit lane now.

  • 13:53 Lap 34
    Pit Stop Analysis
    DriverK Räikkönen
    TeamFerrari
    Pit lane21.919s
    Stopped2.7s
  • 13:54 Lap 33

    Räikkönen rejoined just behind Vettel, that was actually a lot closer than I thought it was going to be but the German driver stays ahead for now.

  • 13:54 Lap 34

    They're still battling the radio woes at Mercedes, trying out the backup radio but they can get nothing back from Hamilton. At least he can hear them, that's something.

  • 13:54 Lap 35

    Team radioTeam radio from Kimi Räikkönen: "I had the speed to stay out."

  • 13:56 Lap 36

    A few more pit stops are unfolding in the midfield, but Sergio Pérez's stands out as a slow one.

  • 13:57 Lap 36

    Max Verstappen is out in the lead of the race, he's no doubt putting off his pit stop because he's got that 10 second penalty to take when he does.

  • 13:57 Lap 37

    Alonso has been chasing Sainz for lap after lap, and they've come into the pit lane at the same time. McLaren did their best but Toro Rosso got Sainz out JUST INCHES in front. Alonso tries around the next few corners, but he's still looking at the rear wing of Carlos' car.

  • 13:58 Lap 37

    In his efforts, Alonso runs wide off track and misses the chicane. He backs out and gives Carlos some breathing space.

  • 13:58 Lap 37

    Meanwhile, the Mercedes pair are fighting for position all of a sudden. Hamilton is less than a second behind his teammate, as he hounds him for fourth place.

  • 14:00 Lap 38
    Fastest Sector Times
    Sector 1L Hamilton29.120
    Sector 2V Bottas29.063
    Sector 3L Hamilton22.605
    Ideal lap1:20.788
  • 14:02 Lap 40

    So at this point, Verstappen is leading but has yet to stop. Vettel has an issue but is keeping his teammate behind him. The Mercedes pair are catching the Ferraris but also having their own fight.

  • 14:02 Lap 40
    Gap Analysis
    PosDriverGap
    1stVER1:22.351
    2ndVET+10.360
    3rdRAI+12.084
    4thBOT+13.517
    5thHAM+15.265
  • 14:03 Lap 41

    TweetTweet from @Jamesallenonf1: Ferrari need RAI to back up the Mercs, If they let RAI pass VET, he'll be beaten by both Mercs.

  • 14:04 Lap 41

    Alonso did manage to get past Sainz, by the way. He's up into ninth place, and has pulled out a second over the Toro Rosso.

  • 14:05 Lap 42

    Paul di Resta is, unfortunately, last now. Being on the opposite strategy to those around him hasn't helped.

  • 14:06 Lap 43

    Max Verstappen comes into the pit lane after a huge first stint. Ten long seconds go by, and then they leap into action and send him on his way.

  • 14:07 Lap 43

    Nico Hülkenberg is the highest placed driver who has not yet stopped, he's running in sixth place. Jolyon Palmer is the only other one, now sitting eighth. Vandoorne has just pitted for his own stop.

  • 14:07 Lap 44

    Replays show Vandoorne missed his pit box by quite a long way, which meant he was delayed. He rejoined in 12th place.

  • 14:09 Lap 45

    Team radioTeam radio from Lewis Hamilton: "I've got a lot of pace, let me use it. I don't know why the Ferraris are slow. This radio stuff sucks, my last tyres were perfect, I could have kept going."

    "Yea, it's all a bit rubbish."

  • 14:10 Lap 46

    TweetTweet from @RenaultSportF1: Can we switch Hamilton's radio back off?

  • 14:11 Lap 47

    A clear team order has allowed Hamilton past Bottas, so the Brit is up to third now. Out front, Vettel is holding just about a second over Kimi, but they'll be under pressure from Mercedes very quickly.

  • 14:11 Lap 47

    Hamilton's next lap is a full second quicker than the two Ferrari drivers, so he really did have pace to spare.

  • 14:13 Lap 48

    All the cars have now stopped, so that should be it for pit lane action barring any incidents.

  • 14:14 Lap 49

    A replay of Nico Hülkenberg's pit stop shows an excessive delay as the front right wouldn't come off. They had to swap wheel guns, whilst the brakes on that Renault smoked insistently. He got going again but is down in 12th now.

  • 14:15 Lap 50

    Kimi complains that he's not in a comfortable position with a Mercedes rapidly filling his rear view mirror. "Vettel has been told to push," he's informed.

  • 14:16 Lap 50

    Meanwhile, Hülkenberg isn't happy with the performance of his brakes which is no surprise after they overheated massively in the pit stop.

  • 14:17 Lap 51

    Intense discussions happening on the Mercedes pit wall, Toto Wolff having a word with the strategist.

  • 14:17 Lap 51

    And Bottas gets the message to stick with Hamilton because they swapped the cars on the condition that Lewis could overtake Räikkönen, but if not they will "re-invert" the cars.

  • 14:18 Lap 52

    Hülkenberg now saying his brake situation is dangerous.

  • 14:18 Lap 52

    Team radioTeam radio to Lewis Hamilton: "Five laps to make something of this."

    "No pressure, then."

  • 14:19 Lap 52

    TweetTweet from @pirellisport: Less than 20 laps to go, less than two seconds between the top three…

  • 14:19 Lap 53

    Räikkönen is within DRS range now, having moved within a second of his teammate.

  • 14:21 Lap 54

    We've got another good fight brewing, with Nico Hülkenberg hunting the Haas of Kevin Magnussen. You don't need brakes to overtake, right?

  • 14:23 Lap 55

    Team radioTeam radio from Kimi Räikkönen: "I'm gonna ruin my tyres even more. Is this what we're going to do for the rest of the race?"

    "Confirm, Kimi, confirm."

  • 14:24 Lap 56

    The front three have clawed a small gap over Bottas, so Lewis may have a few more laps to try something.

  • 14:25 Lap 57

    TweetTweet from @ChrisMedlandF1: Hulkenberg in P12, Palmer in P14. Abiteboul said it was "critical" both cars score here for Renault. Uh oh...

  • 14:26 Lap 58

    Radio to Hamilton gives him five more laps to try something and he doesn't appear to want it! Asks if he should let Bottas back through, and they say no.

  • 14:28 Lap 59

    The battle at the front is engaging, but got to give props to others in the top ten. Alonso sitting in sixth has done a great job, and both Force Indias are in the points for another weekend.

  • 14:29 Lap 59

    Hamilton says he'll have to wait for a mistake from the cars in front, and then runs a little wide himself. Keeps in contention though. He's still pressuring Kimi but there's no signs of a change.

  • 14:29 Lap 60

    Out front Vettel has managed to nip out something more of a lead. He's got about 1.7s on the chasing pair now.

  • 14:32 Lap 62

    The Magnussen/Hülkenberg fight, which I had totally forgotten about, heated up significantly there with Magnussen pushing the Renault completely off track.

  • 14:32 Lap 62

    Race controlTurn 2 incident involving Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hülkenberg under investigation.

  • 14:33 Lap 62

    TweetTweet from @WilliamsRacing: L62: Unfortunately we have a problem with the car and need to retire @PaulDiResta from the #HungarianGP

  • 14:33 Lap 62

    Argh, that's gutting.

  • 14:34 Lap 63

    TweetTweet from @RenaultSportF1: Ah shame to see @PaulDiResta retire from the race. Awesome effort from him and @WilliamsRacing this weekend

  • 14:35 Lap 64

    Max Verstappen is closing in on Valtteri Bottas, the gap down to just under 3 seconds now.

  • 14:35 Lap 64

    Seven laps remaining.

  • 14:36 Lap 65
    Gap Analysis
    PosDriverGap
    1stVET1:22.141
    2ndRAI+1.165
    3rdHAM+2.812
    4thBOT+9.117
    5thVER+10.379
  • 14:38 Lap 66

    Verstappen's pace right now must leave Ricciardo fuming. It'd have been fab to have all six of these cars battling.

  • 14:40 Lap 67

    There's no chance of Mercedes swapping their drivers back now, but Hamilton has dropped back from Räikkönen again.

  • 14:40 Lap 68

    The real fight now rests with Bottas and Verstappen, under 2 seconds between them now.

  • 14:42 Lap 69

    Race control5 second time penalty for Kevin Magnussen - forcing another driver off the track.

  • 14:42 Lap 69

    And that driver, Nico Hülkenberg, has come into the pit lane, retiring the Renault after a long, long afternoon.

  • 14:43 Lap 70

    StopwatchFastest lap of the race, Fernando Alonso - 1:20.182.

  • 14:44

    Chequered flagSebastian Vettel wins the Hungarian Grand Prix!

  • 14:45

    Mercedes have lived up to their promise! Valtteri Bottas has been allowed back in front of Lewis Hamilton to take the third place he gallantly gave up earlier.

  • 14:45

    Räikkönen second, Hamilton fourth. Verstappen fifth, and Alonso keeps the fastest lap of the race, and takes home heaps of points from sixth place.

  • 14:45

    Double points finish for McLaren, with Vandoorne in tenth.

  • 14:46
    Race Winner
    DriverS Vettel
    TeamFerrari
    Race time1:39:46.713
    Race distance306.63km
    Average speed184.386km/h
  • 14:46

    TweetTweet from @WilliamsRacing: @PaulDiResta's retirement from the #HungarianGP was caused by an oil leak

  • 14:48
    Driver Positions
    PosDriverStops
    10S Vettel1
    20K Räikkönen1
    30V Bottas1
    40L Hamilton1
    50M Verstappen1
    61F Alonso1
    72C Sainz1
    85S Pérez1
    92E Ocon1
    10-2S Vandoorne1
  • 14:49

    Four retirements - Ricciardo, Grosjean, Di Resta and Hülkenberg.

  • 14:49
    Championship Standings
    PosDriverPts
    1S Vettel202
    2L Hamilton188
    3V Bottas169
    4D Ricciardo117
    5K Räikkönen116
  • 14:50
    Championship Standings
    PosTeamPts
    1Mercedes357
    2Ferrari318
    3Red Bull184
    4Force India101
    5Williams41
  • 14:51

    TweetTweet from @autosportlive: Vettel whispers in Raikkonen's ear and pats him on the shoulder, but Raikkonen doesn't look that interested and chats to Bottas instead.

  • 14:54

    It may not have been a scintillating race but there were moments of tension and some surprises to keep us entertained. And it's a good result for the championship, as Vettel stays ahead with not one but two Mercedes drivers now chasing him to the finish.

  • 14:55

    Red Bull will have a situation on their hands to deal with, but if ever there is a team used to that, it's the squad from Milton Keynes. Daniel Ricciardo seems to have a sensible head on his shoulders, but Max Verstappen has some explaining to do after a difficult afternoon.

  • 14:55

    It was disappointing for Paul di Resta not to be able to finish this race, but he did a good job and didn't embarrass Williams. The team have some work to do, though, as Toro Rosso are quickly catching them - now just two points apart.

  • 14:56

    McLaren have overtaken Sauber to move into ninth place in the championship, a great job by them and a worry for Sauber who are STILL undergoing changes and trying to shore up the team with their new owners.

  • 14:57

    We're heading into the summer break now, four weeks off with some enforced downtime for everyone, but then it's back into the final leg of the season with the ever-popular Belgian Grand Prix. I'll be back then and I hope you'll join me!

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