BUDAPEST, Hungary (CMC):
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton led from start to finish to win the Hungarian Grand Prix and pick up his second win of the Formula One season in Hungary yesterday.
The Brit, whose paternal grandparents are Grenadian, clocked one hour, 41:05.503 minutes to finish ahead of the fast Lotus pair of Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean.
Despite the victory, however, Hamilton moved up just one place in the drivers' standings to fourth on 117 points, still 47 adrift of leader Fernando Alonso of Ferrari.
"These are the kind of Grands Prix, the races you win like this, where you're under intense pressure from great drivers like Romain and Kimi," an elated Hamilton said after.
"For me it's a great reminder of the old days with Kimi - and this is the kind of day when you have to have your mind 100 per cent and I feel great because the team didn't flinch and neither did I."
World champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull was fourth while Alonso was fifth.
Third Budapest victory
The victory, Hamilton's third in Budapest following triumphs in 2007 and 2009, came on the heels of a disappointing result in Hockenheim last week when he failed to finish the German Grand Prix.
With just one win this season - last month at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal - prior to yesterday, there had been concerns about Hamilton's title hopes.
However, with the season heading into its four-week summer break, Hamilton said he was rejuvenated.
"It's quite nice to go into the break knowing that we had a win. Every year that we've done that it's been a great feeling," said Hamilton.
"I think it's very, very, very important how we manage the summer break, mentally and physically."