Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race alongside second placed Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo
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Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position for Mercedes Sunday to go into the August break with a 24-point lead over Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel. Vettel was runner-up, 17.1 seconds behind, and surviving a late collision with Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas who also banged bodywork with Red Bull's Australian Daniel Ricciardo.After 12 races, Hamilton has 213 points to Vettel's 189 .Lining up in fourth place on the grid, Vettel grabbed third from Raikkonen immediately but could not find a way past Bottas who slotted in behind Hamilton as a defense against the red threat.Raikkonen, without water during the race after Ferrari forgot to connect the bottle, made two stops and agreed third – his fifth successive podium finish – was the best he could have hoped for in the circumstances.
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