Hamilton back on top in Hungary

Updated: July 29, 2012

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton held on to win his second race of the season in the Hungarian Grand Prix here on Sunday.

The 2008 world champion, who started on pole in his McLaren, crossed the line ahead of Finland’s Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen and France’s Romain Grosjean, also in a Lotus.

After a fantastic performance in qualifying on Saturday, Hamilton controlled the race from start to finish and put his disappointing showing in his 100th Grand Prix at Hockenheim last weekend firmly behind him.

Spain’s Fernando Alonso of Ferrari finished fifth, behind defending world champion Sebastien Vettel of Red Bull, but good enough to maintain his lead in the world championship standings going into Formula One’s summer break.


1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) McLaren 1:41:05.503
2. Kimi Raikkonen (Finland) Lotus – Renault +00:01.032
3. Romain Grosjean (France) Lotus – Renault 00:10.518
4. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) RedBull – Renault 00:11.614
5. Fernando Alonso (Spain) Ferrari 00:26.653
6. Jenson Button (Britain) McLaren 00:30.243
7. Bruno Senna (Brazil) Williams – Renault 00:33.899
8. Mark Webber (Australia) RedBull – Renault 00:34.458
9. Felipe Massa (Brazil) Ferrari 00:38.350
10. Nico Rosberg (Germany) Mercedes 00:51.234