Vettel Provides Title Boost With Hungary Win

Philip Boeckman

Sebastian Vettel will go into the summer break with an eleven point lead after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix, Ferrari's first one-two victory at the Hungaroring track since 2004.

In a promising weekend for Scuderia, the Italian outfit were fastest all weekend, dominating qualifying with a front row lockout and keeping Mercedes at bay all weekend.

Despite steering wheel alignment issues, Sebastian Vettel led from start to finish, keeping team-mate Kimi Raikkonen at bay. In actual fact, the Finn was arguably faster than Vettel, however team orders and the impossible nature of overtaking on the track ensured a victory for Vettel.

It was an uncharacteristically poor weekend for Lewis Hamilton. Qualifying fourth on the grid on Saturday, the Briton was allowed to hunt down Kimi Raikkonen for a third podium spot, however he couldn't quite take the sport and sportingly handed back P4 to Bottas on the final corner. It was a very gentlemanly act by Hamilton, who surely must know that surrendering even 2 points could be the difference between winning the title and finishing runners-up this season.

Elsewhere, Paul Di Resta performed admirably in his Williams despite being pulled in at the eleventh hour on Saturday. The Scot hadn't raced these new generation of cars before quali on Saturday, yet he was only slightly off the pace of his team-mate Lance Stroll and was getting into his groove on Sunday before retiring with mechanical issues. He's surely thrown his hat into the ring for a return to the sport next season should Felipe Massa decides to call it a day once again. 

Formula One now goes into a summer recess for one month, before emerging again at Spa at the end of August. What are we going to do with ourselves for the next month?

Philip Boeckman

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