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Another Mercedes 1-2 Snoozefest In The 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix

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It was the same old, same old in Formula One racing this week as Mercedes went unchallenged again in claiming the first and second spots in the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton took first place while his teammate Nico Rosberg took second and Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was in the third and final podium position.

The pair of Mercedes took off from the start and while never running completely away from the next four cars of Red Bull and Ferrari – Ricciardo, Sebastian Vettel, Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen – generally held unquestioned control of the race for all 70 laps. The only minor racing drama was for who would finish on the podium and even that was anti-climactic as Vettel never got close enough to seriously challenge Ricciardo for overtaking maneuvers on the final laps. Only six of the starting 22 cars finished on the lead lap.

With the results, Hamilton overtakes Rosberg in the overall driver standings with 192 points to Rosberg’s 186 points and a three-way battle for third continues with Ricciardo holding 115 points to Raikkonen’s 114 points and Vettel’s 110 points.

2016 Hungarian Grand Prix – 70 laps – 191 miles

1 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes 25 1:40:30.115

2 Nico Rosberg – Mercedes 18 +1.977 Sec

3 Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull 15 +27.539 Sec

4 Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari 12 +28.213 Sec

5 Max Verstappen – Red Bull 10 +48.659 Sec

6 Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari 8 +49.044 Sec

7 Fernando Alonso – McLaren 6

8 Carlos Sainz Jr. – Toro Rosso 4

9 Valtteri Bottas – Williams 2

10 Nico Hulkenberg – Force India 1

11 Sergio Perez – Force India
12 Jolyon Palmer – Renault
13 Esteban Gutierrez – Haas
14 Romain Grosjean – Haas
15 Kevin Magnussen – Renault
16 Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso
17 Felipe Nasr – Sauber
18 Felipe Massa – Williams
19 Pascal Wehrlein – Manor
20 Marcus Ericsson – Sauber
21 Rio Haryanto – Manor
22 Jenson Button – McLaren

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