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2016 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, was another stunning afternoon of fantastic race. The weather was good enough and everything looks great as the drivers prepare for another adventure on the track except for Felipe Massa who looks like he may be having a serious race-unfriendly problem. It was discovered that Felipe Massa’s steering was pulling right and that was over fixed so the car starts pulling left again, this was not good for him at Hungaroring.
The Hungarian GP was the 11th race for the 2016 Formula 1 season, held on 24th July. It lasted 70 laps.
Before the race started Nico Rosberg was still leading the 2016 F1 drivers’ title campaign by just one point over is team mate and current world champion, Lewis Hamilton. Things has not been going Rosberg’s way in the past few races, he has shed his lead from 43 points down to just 1 point. There was great anticipation of what is going to happen here in Budapest, is Hamilton going to take over the lead from his team mate? Or is Rosberg going to wake up from his slumber and extend his lead? The answer to those questions The better left to the drivers to decide on the track.

2016 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix Actions
Lap 1 of 70
Rosberg starting at the pole position and the race begins. It is looking good for Hamilton and Ricciardo who raced past Rosberg. The German was able to take the second position from Ricciardo but Hamilton now takes the lead, a promising race.

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Hamilton took the lead at the first turn, he’s now building his lead putting a 1.5seconds gap between him and his team mate.

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Seems Massa’s steering problem still persists, he is now down to the 19th position just ahead of Kyvat.

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Hamilton extended his lead to 1.6 second, Rosberg trailing him at the second position, Ricciardo is third.

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Button now having troubles with his breaks, he was told over the radio “Do not shift, do not shift……we’ve lost hydraulic pressure”. He slowed right down now at the last position.

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Button has been told to stay out on the track, he seems disappointed and unhappy. Rosberg closed the gap in on Hamilton.

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Hamilton still leading the race, far at his back Raikkonen and Gutierrez are in a contest for the 11th position. Raikkonen has an amazing history here in Hungary for his podium finishes.

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Now the opportunity to pit opens but no one seems to be interested. Hamilton is first, Rosberg is second and Ricciardo is third. Button has been handed a penalty for illegal radio communication when he was ordered not to shift. I’m driving like a grandma Verstappen says and he’s the first to pit.

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Rosberg posed a new fastest lap 1.26.04, Button now back in the race.


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Hamilton replied with a new fastest lap 1.25.674 and now 2.5 second clear of his team mate.

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Button, obviously not happy today he’s in the pits again for a drive-through penalty

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Hamilton and Rosberg still out in front. Manor’s Wehrlein and William’s Massa now in the pit.

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Verstappen is now getting it together as he is moving fast around the track. Raikkonen posing a threat to Haas’s Grosjean but still can’t find a way through.

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The contest still goes on between Grosjean and Raikkonen

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Verstappen is losing it on Ricciardo and the rest. Vettel, Hulkenberg and Grosjean now in the pit.

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Ricciardo pits, it was a quick one but didn’t come out of the pit ahead of Bottas though but manage to have Vettel behind him.

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Hamilton pits giving Rosberg the opportunity to take the lead. It is going down between Ferrari’s Raikkonen and Red Bull’s Verstappen but at the end Raikkonen managed to move past the Red Bull.

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Hamilton takes the lead back again as Rosberg pits

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Raikkonen continues to hold back Verstappen who is relentlessly charging to overtake. This surely gives his team mate, Vettel a nice advantage.

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Hamilton calls out saying he is struggling for pace, this may be interpreted by his team mate as a sweet one.

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Hamilton slowing down now and just a second ahead of Rosberg, Red Bull’s Ricciardo is now moving faster than the two Mercedes drivers. Is he moving to take the lead?

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Look like it’s not only Riccardo that is moving faster than the Mercedes duo, Verstappen and and Vettel are also doing so.

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Rosberg and the rest are lapping faster than Hamilton right now but he still leads the race.

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Hamilton is still struggling and still managing to hold on to his lead.

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Vettel got a warning for exceeding track limits, that will be his second for the day. He better not have one more.

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Hamilton who is losing pace is being asked to pick it up a little as Ricciardo and Verstappen charges dangerously behind the Mercedes duo.

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Raikkonen continues to drive defensively against Verstappen who keeps pushing for the fifth position.

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Hamilton still on the lead and all 22 drivers still in the race.

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Raikkonen finally pits and Verstappen finally gets ahead of him. Alonso also takes the sixth position from Raikkonen.

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Raikkonen in 7th position now. Hamilton seems to be doing good at the front of the race now.

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Hamilton now 1.6 seconds ahead of his team mate, Raikkonen takes the sixth position from Alonso.

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Raikkonen is doing so well on the super-soft tyres, he posted a 1.23.254 fastest lap

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The Red Bull drivers are really closing in. Hamilton was asked to put some gas into it. Ricciardo pits

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Hamilton was warned by his team to open a gap

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Half-way into the race Hamilton is leading the race, Rosberg in second position, Vettel in 3rd, Red Bull’s Verstappen and Ricciardo in 4th and 5th position.

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The race continues, Hamilton trying to get things under control

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Hamilton is doing better now, leaving Rosberg to step up his game as well. Somewhere on the track Ericsson who just managed to the 19th position is aiming at Wehrlein’s spot.

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The Mercedes duo still in the 1-2 position. Verstappen goes off track at turn 11 and he’s being warned

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Hamilton still maintaining his lead, he seems determined to take over the lead in the driver’s title campaign today.

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Hulkenberg and Palmer pits. Palmer moves right out into the 12th position.

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Hamilton pits, Perez also in the pit but he seem to be like an unexpected visitor to his mechanics. Sebastian pits as well.

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Rosberg heading to the pit. Felipe Massa is out on medium tyres.

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Hamilton extends his lead to 4.8 seconds, he is doing pretty well.

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The pit-stop has given Hamilton almost 2.5 seconds advantage over his team mate

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Numerous Dutch flags around here it is certain young Verstappen is loved here.

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Hamilton still holds on to his lead.

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Rosberg looking good now and put some gap between him and his rivals behind him

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Mercedes is having a wonderful afternoon, no doubt they’ve been totally outstanding this season

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Verstappen goes too wide at turn 4 and he is handed another warning. Palmer also exceeds the track limit.

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20 more laps to go, Hamilton still leading the race. Raikkonen pits for the second time

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Ricciardo tries a nice one to go past Rosberg and Hamilton but doesn’t work quite well for him.

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Rosberg is closing in on Hamilton, he has reduced the gap between them to almost half a second.

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Hamilton responded to this threat with a faster lap and extends the gap between him and his team mate. Alonso gets a warning for exceeding track limit.

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Raikkonen now on super-soft tyres is right on Verstappen tails, look like it’s going to be an interesting battle between them as Verstappen tries to keep him at bay.

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Hamilton totally found the speed he needs right now, he extends is lead to over 2.9 seconds. Verstappen is still struggling to hold off Raikkonen.

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Raikkonen and Verstappen clashes and Raikkonen loses part of his front wing in the process.


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Vertsappen is doing a great job holding the Ferrari behind him.

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Hamilton’s lead now cut down to 2.3 seconds, is that good enough for Rosberg with just 11 laps to go? Raikkonen keep trying to take over Verstappen’s 5th position.

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Ten more laps to go. Raikkonen keeps the pressure high on Verstappen but it looks like he is not ready to give up.

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Rosberg is closing in on Hamilton with just nine laps to go, the gap is now less than 2 seconds. Can anything happen?

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Raikkonen keeps pressing despite the damage to his car. The podium looks like it’s going to be welcoming Hamilton, Rosberg and Ricciardo.

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Jenson Button is finally out of the race.

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Things looking great in favor of Rosberg, the gap between him and Hamilton is just over half a second. What could this mean? Is he going to take over the lead?

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Alonso now challenging Raikkonen for the sixth position.

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Hamilton still the man upfront, can Rosberg do something to win this race with just five laps to go?

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Raikkonen obviously has more speed than Verstappen but he still can’t get past him.

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Raikkonen is being blocked over and over again by Verstappen.

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Just 2 laps to go. I don’t think Hamilton is ready to give away his lead now. Rosberg still second and Ricciardo is third.

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It’s all over Lewis Hamilton has done it again. He has won the 2016 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix and also takes the lead in the driver’s title campaign. Hamilton now leads with six points in the driver’s championship ahead of his team mate, Roseberg.
Hamilton has just made another history, he is the first ever driver to win at the Hungaroring five times.
2016 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix final race result

Lewis Hamilton Winner of the Hungaroring and current world championship leader

Lewis Hamilton Winner of the Hungaroring and current world championship leader
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Position Driver Car
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Benz
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Benz
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
5 Max Verstappen Red Bull
6 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari
7 Fernando Alonso McLaren
8 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso
9 Valtteri Bottas Williams
10 Nico Hulkenberg Force India
11 Sergio Perez Force India
12 Jolyon Palmer Renault
13 Esteban Gutierrez Haas
14 Romain Grosjean Haas
15 Kevin Magnussen Renault
16 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso
17 Felipe Nasr Sauber
18 Felipe Massa Williams
19 Pascal Wehrlein Manor
20 Marcus Ericsson Sauber
21 Rio Harynato Manor
22 Jenson Button McLaren

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