Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix to retain lead

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Budapest, July 30 (IANS) Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won the Hungarian Grand Prix of the Formula One World Championship on Sunday having led the race from the starting grid.

Vettel of Germany, who leads the World Championship standings, came ahead of his Finnish teammate Kimi Raikkonen to increase his lead.

Finland’s Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) came third.

Vettel registered the 46th victory of his career and extended his lead in the championship ahead of second-placed Briton Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) who finished fourth.

Red Bull’s Dutchman Max Verstappen came fifth, followed by Spaniards Fernando Alonso of McLaren and Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso) who finished sixth and seventh, respectively.

–IANS

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