By Ayyaz Malik
Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg had races they would want to forget as Sebastien Vettel in his Ferrari got a surprise win in the Hungarian grand prix. Neither man (Hamilton or Rosberg) finished on the podium. Englishman Hamilton and German Rosberg who last year were fighting for the F1 world title which Hamilton won in thrilling circumstances, are also in a battle for the world crown this year.
The Englishman went into this race with a 17 point over his German rival and team mate. With the dominance that Mercedes have enjoyed again this year, many at the start of the week would have been expecting an easy weekend for the German manufacturer here.
Ironically it would be a German who would ‘spoil the party’. Sebastien Vettel who is a three time world champion and boasts of being the youngest world champion ever, came out on top in this race.
The race which was frantic to say the least saw Rosberg recover from a tyre puncture to finish eighth – but one of the biggest shocks of the weekend was Danii Kvyat who finished second in his Red Bull.
The win for Vettel sees him close the gap on his fellow German Nico Rosberg to 22 points. despite this setback for both Mercedes cars who’s drives Lewis Hamilton finished sixth and Nico Rosberg finished eighth respectively, one can’t help but feel that the world title is a two horse race like it was last season.
Ferrari driver Vettel who joined the team this year after a very successful spell with Red Bull, will no doubt looking to build on this win and sustain a title challenge.
At the start of the Hungarian grand prix there was a minute’s silence for Jules Bianchi. Bianchi was a F1 test driver before his passing this week. Jules Bianchi suffered severe head injuries while racing in Japan and sadly never recovered. Sebastien Vettel dedicated his second win for Ferrari to Jules Bianchi. #ForzaJules