Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari won the chaotic Hungarian GP with Daniel Kvyat coming in second for his first ever podium finish. Riccardo grabbed the final spot on podium for Red Bull Racing. Max Verstappen came fourth in his young career followed by Fernando Alonso in his McLaren. Pole sitter Hamilton came home in sixth place with team mate Nico Rosberg coming in eighth. Romain Grosjean squeezed a place in between them. Jenson Button and Marcus Ericsson rounded of the top ten.
Earlier, it was a disaster for pole winner Lewis Hamilton when he dropped to tenth place in three quarters of the first lap. Sebastian Vettel had a flying start and overtook Hamilton on the first corner. By the second corner Raikkonen squeezed into second spot overtaking the Mercedes duo of Rosberg and Hamilton over the apex.
In a tussle for the third position the Mercedes drivers had an error of judgement where their tires kissed and Hamilton went off the track only to rejoin in the 10th position.
The stewards had a very busy day in office dishing out penalties like chocolates.
Massa was given a five second penalty for incorrect grid position and Romain Grojean a five second penalty for unsafe release in the pits. His teammate at Lotus, Pastor Maldanado was given a drive through penalty for causing a collision with Force India’s Sergio Perez.
After the first round of pit stops , Scuderia Ferrari were in complete control of the race with Vettel in lead and Raikkonen behind him. Rosberg running in the third place was a hefty 17 seconds behind the race leader. Hamilton was in his golden boots racing in the ‘silver arrow’ , pulling one stunning move after another to get to fourth place by lap 30 , but still more than half a minute adrift of the leader.
The race restarted after the crash of Nico Hulkenberg which brought out the safety car on lap no 49. This time around Hamilton had a collision with Riccardo’s Red Bull which pushed him down from fourth to seventh. It got worse when he was handed a drive through penalty for the collision.
Among all this chaos, it turned out to be a happy outing for McLaren where both their drivers in the points for the first time this season.
All the drivers gathered on the track before the race to pay tribute to Jules Bianchi who fought a nine month battle but ultimately succumbed the the injuries sustained while racing at the Japanese Grand Prix last year. This was the first death due to injuries sustained on the track after the tragic death of Ayrton Senna in 1994
It was a disastrous end to Force India’s week as they were unable to pick up any points. Both the drivers suffered accidents. While Pastor Maldanado ran into Sergio’s car, Hulkenberg’s front wing fell off with unknown reason and taking him straight into the crash barrier.