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Lewis Hamilton victories can rarely be considered as upsets, but in claiming the Hungarian Grand Prix win in the final race before Formula 1's summer break, he defied pre-race expectation. We were out of position. "He would have probably caught me with five laps to go".

But Ferrari insider Leo Turrini thinks Raikkonen should stay.

Despite running on ultrasoft tyres against the softs on the Mercedes, Vettel then had to spend nearly twenty laps behind Bottas while an untroubled Hamilton cruised to victory.

Bottas ran into the back of the Ferrari as he attempted to defend the position, but Vettel escaped without any damage to finish 17 seconds behind Hamilton, with Kimi Raikkonen third.

The victory was Hamilton's record sixth in Hungary and 67th of his career.

Sebastian Vettel was fastest through Q1 and Q2 before Ferrari's dominance was interrupted by a downpour.

"We knew the Ferraris would be quick and they have been strong for the last three or four races".

"P2 is not what we really wanted, but the maximum we could get today", said Vettel.

He said: "The second half of the season is always intense but it is usually when it gets a bit better on our side".

Bottas and Vettel touched cars during the overtaking move, with some debris flying off the Mercedes.

"We had a bit of running in P3 but the vehicle still wasn't flawless and then it rained".

"I think he had no grip, obviously when you're so close it's very hard to stop the auto and I think he locked up and we made contact".

Then I think we did well.

Kimi Raikkonen said he could not be satisfied with third place at the Hungarian Grand Prix, despite taking his fifth podium finish in a row on Sunday. So our option was to stop again and try again. Raikkonen was less competitive than the German 4-time champion.

"You see the teamwork me and Valtteri had, it worked pretty well", he said, pointing to the start and opening lap when they fended off a concerted Ferrari attack. But what can you do? In Baku he lost places, too aggressive on the restart, in France he clipped Valtteri Bottas in turn one and then went off into the barriers in the wet in Germany.

It was where he started and where was after lap one but as you say, maybe the word wingman doesn't do him justice.

Recovering from the incident, Ricciardo was not going to waste another chance as clawed his way back to Bottas late in the race.

Carlos Sainz took two points for Renault in ninth and Romain Grosjean made sure of another for Haas.

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