Hamilton could have asked for no greater fillip ahead of the showdown to come, comfortably eclipsing Vettel at a circuit where Ferrari had been expected to strike back with a vengeance. He was running in the points and was having one of his better drives, so a very disappointing end for him.Below, you can view the full finishing order for Sunday’s race, and below that is the live-blog in reverse order.Ricciardo gains on Bottas and gives Bottas plenty of room — but perhaps Bottas’ wing issues came into play, and now they’ve crashed! We're back at the Hungaroring for the 12th round of the 2018 Formula One season and the last race before the summer break. Where he was similarly inspired last year in the Monza spray, he also had demonstrably the best car....and I will be with you for the duration of it.
A two-stopper (with higher ultrasoft degradation) could work as follows: two stints of 16 laps on ultrasoft, followed by a final stint on soft to the end. He goes onto fresh ultrasofts. A 2.2s stop. That gave Ricciardo fourth, and Raikkonen was lucky in the fracas, nabbing third for a podium finish.Pierre Gasly, Kevin Magnussen, Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz Jr. and Romain Grosjean rounded out the points finishers.Ricciardo fell back a couple spots near the start of the race. Find out the full results for all the drivers for the Formula 1 2018 Hungarian … Mid-corner: no grip, no traction. They themselves wound up colliding, and Ricciardo was relegated to fifth with a lap to go.Mercedes wound up instructing Bottas to give the position back because the second collision could be blamed on him. He damaged his front wing in second qualifying yesterday and it had to be changed in parc ferme conditions.
Both McLarens running in the points at the moment. Sirotkin starts on the back row as well. Hamilton checks in on Bottas behind him, and is told that his teammate is doing fine. Vettel comes home in second but he will be behind Hamilton by 24 points heading into the summer break. Sainz also lost a place, as did Ricciardo. Ricciardo is 21 seconds up on Gasly, who is nearly 10 seconds up on Magnussen, who is nearly 20 seconds up on Alonso, so there are some large gaps on the track. ""We need to speak after this race.
"Get in there Lewis," says Pete Bonnington. After Ricciardo’s pit stop, he remained in fifth, and was chasing down Raikkonen for the fourth spot.Charles Leclerc of Sauber was the first driver to retire from the race, going out on the opening lap with engine trouble. What can he do from there? With a scorching hot track temperature, blistering could be a problem (more so for Mercedes) and how drivers treat their tyres might be crucial come the end of the race. He had to abort a lap due to yellow flags caused by a Lance Stroll spinout.Brendon Hartley of Toro Rosso and the Haas drivers, Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean, round out the top 10 of the grid.Below is all you need to know to watch the race on Sunday. Yup, neither Hamilton nor Bottas stop. Ricciardo, meanwhile, slowly carved his way through the pack and made it up to fifth position, without a pit stop.After Vettel finally pit on Lap 40 to fit the ultrasoft tires, he rejoined the track behind both Mercedes drivers, just barely missing Bottas due to a slow pit stop.
He connects with Bottas, who also loses his spot to Raikkonen! Verstappen is out, and he gave a radio message that the broadcast had to censor A LOT.
Vettel’s team radio tells him that Bottas is going to make it the rest of the race. It was to the Mercedes understudy’s credit that he held firm so long, discharging his primary duty of protecting Hamilton’s lead. I'm counting down the days already. To learn more or opt-out, read our We’ve got all the action from Sunday’s Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix!Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes increased his and his team’s lead in the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships on Sunday, winning the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday.It was an easy race for Hamilton, or at least it was an uneventful one. [On the collision] I got a hit from behind. Who said it's hard to overtake here? His message to his team is more bleeps than printable words. Not too much action there but Verstappen is up to P5. Hulkenberg comes into pit on Lap 24, swapping his softs for medium tires. Just sliding around, no grip, locking.
"Big, big thank you to everyone.
Vettel loses the place to Bottas and rejoins in third! ...fairly inane stuff.
Vettel goes around the outside of Raikkonen at turn two and gets close to Bottas! We’ve lost another, as Verstappen is losing power in his Red Bull!