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Result: Lewis Hamilton secures emphatic victory at Hungarian Grand Prix

Result: Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian GP
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton extends his Formula 1 championship lead with an emphatic victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton has extended his Formula 1 championship lead to 24 points with an emphatic victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver produced a faultless display to cross the line nearly 20 seconds ahead of closest challenger Sebastian Vettel.

Ferrari had been expected to outperform their Mercedes counterparts on the wet track, but a delayed pit stop for Vettel saw him lose his advantage over Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas, before recovering to finish second.

Kimi Raikkonen claimed third place, meanwhile, and Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo passed Bottas on the last lap to take fourth.

Despite Vettel colliding with Bottas in an action-packed finale, the stewards ruled that it was a racing incident and no further punishment was given.

Hamilton's lead heading into the summer break is the largest of the season so far.

1. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2. Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3. Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
4. Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
5. Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes)
6. Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso)
7. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
8. Fernando Alonso (McLaren)
9. Carlos Sainz (Renault)
10. Romain Grosjean (Haas)
11. Brendon Hartley (Toro Rosso)
12. Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)
13. Esteban Ocon (Force India)
14. Sergio Perez (Force India)
15. Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
16. Sergey Sirotkin (Williams)
17. Lance Stroll (Williams)
DNF. Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren)
DNF. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
DNF. Charles Leclerc (Sauber)

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