There were many winners and losers from Sunday afternoon’s Hungarian Grand Prix, with a grand total of 21 drivers finishing the Grand Prix.

Winners

The ultimate winner was Lewis Hamilton who took his fifth win in Hungary and for the first time this season clenched the championship lead.

Carlos Sainz drove a great race to get his Toro Rosso into the points in P8 as his teammate failed to score points.

Daniel Ricciardo drove a fantastic race, showing great pace after catching the Mercedes and a strong start to come home in third place at a track he has won at three times now and now takes third place in the constructors championship.

Whilst his teammate Jenson Button may have had a race weekend to forget, Fernando Alonso finished strongly in the points in seventh.

Losers

Jenson Button was the first driver who really began to struggle with issues as he suffered from a pedal issue. After being told on the team radio not to shift gears, he received a penalty and voiced his frustrations to the stewards, in what was a tough race for the McLaren driver, which was hindered further by the penalty.

Jolyon Palmer in the Renault was having a strong race and running in the points when he had a big slide and almost instantly threw away a chance to get points as he let Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez and Gutierrez past. Palmer is still yet to score points this season. Unfortunately for the Force India’s they lost out with Hulkenberg only gaining one point and having issues with  Perez’s pitstop, which was a communication error.

Daniil Kvyat also had a race to forget as he finished 16th after not having the best of weekends, being out raced by his teammate and taking a penalty during the race.

Both Ferraris showed fantastic pace in the Grand Prix but unfortunately even with Kimi Raikkonen setting the fastest lap time, neither him or Vettel were able to score a podium and were instead sandwiched between both Mercedes drivers.

Image via Mercedes AMG F1 Petronas

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