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Hamilton wins in Hungary

Mon, 27 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0700

Hamilton takes McLaren's firts win of the season at the Hungaroring

Hamilton passed Red Bull’s Mark Webber early in the race, and found himself at the front of the pack when Alonso retired after a botched wheel change saw him lose his front wheel. Despite the pressure from Raikkonen Hamilton never really looked in danger of losing the lead and brought the McLaren home in first place for the first time this season. Team mate Kovalainen came in fifth, making this McLaren’s best showing of the season.

It wasn’t Brawn’s weekend, with Button only managing sixth place for two points and Barrichello tenth. Webber’s third place moves hime closer to Button in the drivers championship. At this rate Brawn will struggle to hold on to their early season lead.

Felipe Massa, who suffered head injuries when a spring flew off Barrichello’s Brawn in practice, was woken briefly from his induced coma on Sunday, but doctors decided to keep him in an induced coma for a further 48 hours. His condition is described as stable but potentially life-threatening.

By Cars UK