Hamilton records first Mercedes win

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Lewis Hamilton recorded his first victory for the Brackley-based Mercedes team at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Hamilton started on pole and controlled the race throughout, beating Kimi Raikkonen into second with World Championship leader Sebastian Vettel third.

The result leaves Hamilton in fourth in the overall standings on 124 points, 48 behind Vettel.

The British driver said afterwards: “I really couldn’t be happier and I hope there is many more to come. If we can make the tyres last here, we can do it anywhere.

“I think you could tell I was hungry for it. I was going all out. I needed to get past those people. Usually I get stuck, today I wasn’t having it, I was going for every move I had.”

Despite Hamilton’s success, his teammate, Nico Rosberg, was unable to complete the race after retiring on the 64th lap.