Lewis Hamilton won the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Hungary today, achieving his 22nd career victory and his first as a Silver Arrows Mercedes driver.
Lewis’ win was the 13th Formula One win for a Silver Arrow and the third victory in five races for the team.
Lewis’ fourth win at the Hungaroring also took the tally of wins for Mercedes-Benz F1 engines to 99. He completed three pit stops on laps 9, 31 and 50, running option/prime/prime/prime. Lewis’ victory strengthened the team’s second position in the Constructors’ Championship at the season’s halfway point.
Lewis Hamilton said:
“What a great weekend! We really didn’t expect this when we came here this weekend and I said last night that I would need a miracle to win today. Well, just maybe they do happen. The team called the strategy and the pit stops just right and then it was just about managing the gap. I had some racing to do out there, though, with Jenson and Mark and I think we had the pace on everyone today. The team has just done an exceptional job: we have worked so hard to understand these tyres and we got the balance spot on today. I am very hopeful this could be a real turning point for us as we coped with these high track temperatures. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at the team here and at our factories in Brackley and Brixworth. Team work achieved this result today and I really couldn’t be happier.
Lewis Hamilton is managed by Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment.
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