Ricciardo wins sensational Hungarian GP in style
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|27 July 2014 by TF1T Staff||Tweet
Daniel Ricciardo was crowned the winner of the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix in sensational style in what has to be considered one of the best races of the season.
Fernando Alonso managed to hold onto second despite worn tyres and a charging Lewis Hamilton chasing him down for the last ten laps of the race.
The Mercedes driver, who started from the pitlane, managed to make the best of the wet conditions at the start to close down on the leaders before racing his way to third.
Hamilton finished just half a second ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg who, despite starting on pole, could only manage fourth.
The race saw a pre-start downpour which soaked the circuit. Hamilton was the major casualty, spinning on his first lap, damaging his front-wing.
A safety car period for Marcus Ericsson and Romain Grosjean bunched the pack up with several cars changing strategy as a result.
Once the track dried and the various strategies played out, intense battles broke out throughout the field.
Race Result - 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix:
|01.||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull||25|
|07.||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||+40.9||6|
|09.||Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso||+58.5||2|
|14.||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso||+1 lap|
|15.||Jules Bianchi||Marussia||+2 laps|
|16.||Max Chilton||Marussia||+2 laps|
|19.||Sergio Perez||Force India||Retired|
|20.||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||Retired|