The Hungarian Grand Prix may have lacked in overtaking on the track, but that won’t concern Lewis Hamilton who took a fantastic victory, his second of 2012.

This victory comes off the back of a run of difficult weekends for the 2008 champion, but it definitely cements his intentions to bounce back better than Alan Partridge and take to the fight for the 2012 title.

He may have pretty much lead from pole to the chequered flag, but it wasn’t completely plain sailing with a slow pit stop and relentless pressure from the black and gold Lotus drivers.

Grosjean fended off a storming Vettel as the lights went out, hanging him out to dry around turn 1, gifting Jenson a shot at the reigning champion.  After the first lap Grosjean continued to keep tabs on Hamilton and Vettel was in the hunt too, but Grosjean’s team mate Raikkonen was the man to really challenge for the win.

During the final run of pit stops, the iceman exited the pits just as Grosjean was approaching turn 1 and the pair ran side by side around the first corner, interlocking wheels, racing close enough to see team boss Boullier nearly fall off the pit wall, but they kept it clean and Kimi stormed away with the help of a KERS boost, in pursuit of a resurgent Hamilton.

The final few laps may not have delivered quite the excitement they could have with Lewis matching Kimi’s threatening speed, but in terms of the championship overall today’s race has just made it all a little bit closer…

Here’s the full result and you can check up on the Drivers World Championship and the Constructors World Championship too.  We’ll be reviewing the rest of the race and bringing you some awesome photos from the weekend shortly.

POS
Driver
Team
Time
Diff
1Lewis HamiltonMcLaren/Mercedes1:41'05.503
2Kimi Rau008aikku009aonenLotus/Renault1:41'06.5351.032
3Romain GrosjeanLotus/Renault1:41'16.02110.518
4Sebastian VettelRed Bull/Renault1:41'17.11711.614
5Fernando AlonsoFerrari1:41'32.15626.653
6Jenson ButtonMcLaren/Mercedes1:41'35.74630.243
7Bruno SennaWilliams/Renault1:41'39.40233.899
8Mark WebberRed Bull/Renault1:41'39.96134.458
9Felipe MassaFerrari1:41'43.85338.350
10Nico RosbergMercedes1:41'56.73751.234
11Nico Hu009fulkenbergForce India/Mercedes1:42'02.78657.283
12Paul Di RestaForce India/Mercedes1:42'08.3901'02.887
13Pastor MaldonadoWilliams/Renault1:42'09.1091'03.606
14Sergio Peu008erezSauber/Ferrari1:42'09.9971'04.494
15Daniel RicciardoToro Rosso/Ferrari1:41'28.2481 Lap
16Jean-Eric VergneToro Rosso/Ferrari1:41'48.4851 Lap
17H.KovalainenCaterham/Renault1:42'24.4991 Lap
18Kamui KobayashiSauber/Ferrari1:39'43.645Not running
19Vitaly PetrovCaterham/Renault1:41'26.7192 Laps
20Charles PicMarussia/Cosworth1:41'49.3432 Laps
21Timo GlockMarussia/Cosworth1:41'45.1633 Laps
22Pedro de la RosaHRT/Cosworth1:41'45.6283 Laps
23N.KarthikeyanHRT/Cosworth1:33'27.252Retirement
24M.SchumacherMercedes1:27'13.007Retirement

Adam Le Feuvre

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Been a fan of F1 since the days of 'our Nige'. Enjoys the soap opera as much as the racing. A creative geek, with entrepreneurial tendencies who loves coffee, cycling, mod culture and music. Founded of Badger GP in 2008 to give informative, interesting yet entertaining content about Formula 1.

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