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  1. Hamilton wins after passing pole man Rosberg into Turn One on first lap
  2. Hamilton leads drivers' standings for first time this season, six points clear of Rosberg
  3. P1 Hamilton, P2 Rosberg, P3 Ricciardo, P4 Vettel, P5 Verstappen, P6 Raikkonen
  4. Button retires after being penalised over radio communications
  5. Palmer spins Renault out of points

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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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And so ends our coverage of a race that, while it signalled a change at the top of the drivers' championship, is unlikely to live long in the memory.

The good news is that we don't have long to wait for another race, with the Formula 1 circus packing up and shifting on to Germany.

We'll be back for coverage of first practice in five days' time but as for now it is time for me to dab off. Cheerio.

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Fantastic result today for our team!!! Thanks for your hard work all weekend!!! @mercedesamgf1 #HungarianGP #TeamLH

Fantastic result today for our team!!! Thanks for your hard work all weekend!!! @mercedesamgf1 #HungarianGP #TeamLH

As ever, a bit of needle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in that press conference.

Watch out for Andrew Benson's column later today in which he'll look into the issue that the pair disagree about in further detail.

Hamilton & Rosberg disagree in press conference

There has been a spiky exchange in the top-three drivers' press conference between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg regarding whether the German lifted off enough on his qualifying pole lap under yellow flags.

Hamilton again called for the rule to be clarified and claimed Rosberg only slowed by one-tenth of a second after Fernando Alonso spun. 

"In my 23 years of racing you slow down if it's double yellows and be prepared to stop. You slow by two-tenths or half a second if it's double yellows," he said.

Hamilton also suggested drivers will only slow by one-tenth if the same situation arose in Germany next weekend based on what happened yesterday.

Rosberg responded to Hamilton's comments with a sarcastic slap on the back of the Briton and a "thank you for making that statement".

He then added: "I went 20kms slower into that corner. That's a different world in an F1 car - you are going proper slow.

"The stewards said it was completely acceptable. And on a drying track you are going to go so much quicker [than the lap before]."

Lucky number seven...

10 out of 10 for consistency 😎 #HungarianGP #F1 🇭🇺

10 out of 10 for consistency 😎 #HungarianGP #F1 🇭🇺

9th today in #F1 #HungarianGP 🏁 that was all there was & 2p better than 0. Better next week! #vb77 📷 @glenn_dunbar

9th today in #F1 #HungarianGP 🏁 that was all there was & 2p better than 0. Better next week! #vb77 📷 @glenn_dunbar

We're winding things up here, but if you want to read Andrew Benson's take on the race, check out his report here.

What will be interesting to see is how Nico Rosberg responds to falling behind Lewis Hamilton in the drivers' championship.

It's now three wins in a row for Hamilton, five in total for the season, so the momentum is definitely with the Briton.

However, the gap is just six points and Hamilton will have an engine penalty to serve.

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Gifted Soul: I do miss Maldonado on F1. Like today he'd have brought out at least two safety cars now that Mercedes is dominant!

Palmer says spin was a 'disaster'

Jolyon Palmer
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Jolyon Palmer is very downcast as he speaks to Sky Sports about his late-race spin that cost him a chance to finish in the F1 points for the first time.

The Briton, who eventually finished 12th, says he does not know what caused him to lose control at Turn Four.

"It's a disaster because I was running 10th, I had no more pit stops - it was there for us," the Renault driver adds.

"It was the best drive of my career but I spun it and we didn't get any points. I'm gutted. We need to understand what happened."

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Fissuh Hailu: Well done Hamilton. Amazing feeling to top the drivers championship for the first time this season.  

Hamilton the king of Hungary

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Lewis Hamilton takes a record fifth career Hungarian Grand Prix victory.
Champagne wars 🍾 #HungarianGP #F1

Champagne wars 🍾 #HungarianGP #F1

That trophy looks incredibly fragile. If it didn't end up getting smashed, I'd be amazed.

Verstappen should be penalised?

No surprise to hear Kimi Raikkonen is not happy with Max Verstappen after trying, and failing, to get past the teenager. 

Raikkonen clearly feels Verstappen's defending was illegal, saying: "I've seen people penalised for much less, but it's not my decision."

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Dan Bell: That result is karma for Rosberg pushing the rules in qualifying.

Terence: First time in three races, no long post race wait/drama from race stewards? Such a blessing.

Driver hate finishing 2nd...Rosberg was so non-plussed by it he actually forgot to go to the press conference #F1

Driver hate finishing 2nd...Rosberg was so non-plussed by it he actually forgot to go to the press conference #F1

A great result for Nico Hulkenberg in the end, even after being hit with a five-second time penalty he still managed to finish in the top 10.

Today's result is, incredibly, only the second time we score points in Hungary - the last time was with @PaulDiResta in 2011 (P7)!


Here's how the drivers' championship looks after Lewis Hamilton's win.

It may have been his fifth victory in Hungary, but it was Mercedes' first in the Hybrid era.

That blazer in the entry below is truly a sight to behold.

'Smile back' on Ricciardo's face


Third-placed Daniel Ricciardo touches on the disappointment of his near-victory in Monaco in his interview.

The Red Bull driver says: "It's great to have another podium this year. The first one was a bit bittersweet but this one I can definitely enjoy - the smile is definitely back on my face."

'Lost it at the start'

Nico Rosberg, who finished second: "It was all down to the start in the end. With Daniel on one side and Lewis on the other I was out of space and that was it really. It is not possible to pass on this track. We have the next race coming up very quickly and it is my home race."

Start was everything - race winner Hamilton


Race winner and new championship leader Lewis Hamilton says in the podium interviews: "The start was everything, I got a good start and one of the Red Bulls was in the inside of me so I was pressured a lot into Turn One.

"This is a great result for the team - what a day.

"Traffic was difficult today to navigate through but it was amazing."

National anthem played, champagne sprayed and now it is time for the podium interviews. It's colourful-trousers wearing German tv presenter Kai Ebel who has the honour of asking the questions.

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11) Perez 12) Palmer 13) Gutierrez 14) Grosjean 15) Magnussen 16) Kvyat 17) Nasr 18) Massa 19) Wehrlein 20) Ericsson 21) Haryanto

Retired: Button

Hungarian GP - top 10

1) Hamilton 2) Rosberg 3) Ricciardo 4) Vettel 5) Verstappen 6) Raikkonen 7) Alonso 8) Sainz 9) Bottas 10) Hulkenberg

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Here is said 'dab'.

Lewis Hamilton is now up on the podium for the national anthem.

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Javel Bleach: New F1 championship leader! Cream always rises to the top! :)

Rachel T: HAM smoked ROS off the start line and never looked back. Absolutely imperious all afternoon!

Phil Slocombe: Hamilton: Hungaroring hierarchy; Rosberg: Hapless in Hungary.

Dave D: Cracking job by Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes and Nico Rosberg for a great result at the Hungarian GP.

My Twitter timeline has just exploded because Lewis Hamilton did a 'dab'. 

It saddens me that I appear to be too old to know what that is.

Wolff on 'special' 1-2

Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff tells Jennie Gow on Radio 5 live: "I am very delighted, it was a really good race - we had a very strong pace and managed it a lot.

"It's very special. It's such a good victory before we go to Hockenheim and I hope we can keep it up there."

Lewis Hamilton leaps on top of his car, bows to the crowd before bouncing over to his team and giving as many of them as he can a hug.

A record fifth win in Hungary since 2007. He's formidable on this circuit.


Halfway through the season and Lewis Hamilton takes the lead in the drivers' championship for the first time in 2016, moving six points clear of Nico Rosberg.

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Lewis Hamilton, what an emphatic performance from him. Took the lead at the start and never looked like he would be beaten thereafter.

Nico Rosberg crosses the line to take second while Daniel Ricciardo fends off Sebastian Vettel to take third.

Nico Rosberg
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Chequered flag

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Lap 70/70

It also looks like Daniel Ricciardo is going to have done just enough to keep Sebastian Vettel at bay and hold onto third.

Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton is coming round the final corner to take victory...

Daniel Ricciardo

Lap 69/70

One lap to go

Could this be the moment Nico Rosberg holds the championship lead for the final time this season? Unless he finds something and soon, Lewis Hamilton is going to move to the top of the standings.

The gap is currently two seconds with one lap to go...


Lap 68/70

Kimi Raikkonen has yet another nibble at Max Verstappen, attempting a sweep around the outside of the Red Bull at Turn One but no dice as he runs wide.

Tom Clarkson

BBC Radio 5 live commentator

A lap after going wide, Hamilton extends the gap to Rosberg to over a second. It makes you feel that Hamilton is very comfortable out there and it was just a momentary loss of concentration that led to him running wide. Unless he makes another mistake, I can't see Rosberg getting past him.

Lap 66/70

Lewis Hamilton finds a little more to give himself some much needed breathing space. Nico Rosberg is now 1.2s behind. Time is running out for the championship leader...