Ferrari’s Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Budapest, July 26 (IANS) Ferrari’s German driver Sebastian Vettel won the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix here on Sunday to tie with late Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna for third place on the all-time wins list at 41.

Vettel, a four-time world champion, was followed across the finish line by Red Bull driver Daniil Kvyat and his teammate, Australian Daniel Ricciardo, reports Efe.

Dutch Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen finished fourth and Spaniard Fernando Alonso, who drives for McLaren, took fifth place.

Mercedes’ British driver Lewis Hamilton, who started from the pole position, and his German teammate Nico Rosberg, finished in sixth place and eighth place, respectively.

Hamilton, however, retained the top spot in the standings because of Rosberg’s finish. Hamilton has 202 points, while Rosberg has 181 in the standings after the 10th race on the F1 calendar.

The Mercedes drivers have won eight of this year’s 10 races, with Hamilton claiming five victories and Rosberg three.

Vettel, who won the Malaysian Grand Prix in March, is in third place in the standings with 160 points.

The next race is the Belgian Grand Prix, which will take place on August 23 at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Spa, Belgium.

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