Mark Webber wins the Hungarian GP and takes the championship lead

Mark Webber won the Hungarian GP in his Red Bull to take the world championship lead after Sebastian Vettel’s chances of a dominant victory were ruined by a drive-through penalty.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso finished second with Vettel completing the podium in third place.

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Vettel led comfortably from Alonso until a safety car period to remove debris from the circuit shook up the order.

Webber was the only front runner not to pit under the safety car and took the lead of the race. The Australian then eased clear from second placed Alonso and built up a sufficient lead to be able to take his pitstop and still emerge in front of the Spaniard.

Vettel’s challenge ended when he was given a drive-through penalty for not keeping within 10 car lengths of Webber under the safety car. Vettel finished third and has now failed to win on six of the seven occasions he has started on pole this season.

Hamilton lost the championship lead after retiring and his McLaren teammate Jenson Button had a tough weekend, finishing in eighth place.

There were two incidents in the pit lane during the safety car period: the right-rear wheel detached from Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes before bouncing down the pitlane and Robert Kubica’s Renault collided with Adrian Sutil’s Force India.

Late in the race, Michael Schumacher nearly pushed Rubens Barichello into the pit wall as the Brazilian tried to overtake. The German has been given a 10-place grid penalty for the next round at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on 29 July.

Just 20 points now cover the top five drivers in the championship.

Andrew Papworth

Provisional Race Results

The Hungaroring, Hungary; 70 laps; 306.663km;

1. Webber Red Bull-Renault 1h41:05.5712. Alonso Ferrari +17.8213. Vettel Red Bull-Renault +19.2524. Massa Ferrari +27.4745. Petrov Renault +1:13.1006. Hulkenberg Williams-Cosworth +1:16.7007. De la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari +1 lap8. Button McLaren-Mercedes +1 lap9. Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari +1 lap10. Barrichello Williams-Cosworth +1 lap11. Schumacher Mercedes +1 lap12. Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari +1 lap13. Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes +1 lap14. Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth +3 laps15. Trulli Lotus-Cosworth +3 laps16. Glock Virgin-Cosworth +3 laps17. Senna HRT-Cosworth +3 laps18. Di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth +4 laps19. Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth +4 laps

Fastest lap: Vettel, 1:22.362

Not classified/retirements:

Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Kubica Renault Rosberg Mercedes Sutil Force India-Mercedes Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari

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1 August 2010

Class drive from Webber. Odds on an Australian World Champ??

Schumacher's move on Barrichello - outrageous. Black flag call was right, 10 place penalty for that is not enough. Give up Michael, if you can't play fair and safe.

Loving Vettel's truculent little nudge on the #3 post in parc ferme....

2 August 2010

As I've said before on this forum, I never really rated Button and this result just backs this statement up. IMO obviously...

2 August 2010

Nice to see Webber kicking butt. And nice not having to listen to his constant winging! As for Schumacher's move on Cry Baby Barrichello, i have to admit it was a leary move. But No more than some of Ayrton Senna's moves/blatant take outs. So i cant condemn him for something that i would revere Senna for doing, like a lot of hypicrits do. Vettel's little tantrum was amusing.

2 August 2010

When Vettel was obviously faster than Alonso why didn't Ferrari give him the message "Vettel is quicker than you"?

2 August 2010

[quote Symanski]

When Vettel was obviously faster than Alonso why didn't Ferrari give him the message "Vettel is quicker than you"?

[/quote] In fact, Vettel was faster by a bigger margin than Alonso was against Massa in the race before and yet Vettel still couldn't overtake! Maybe that'll answer those who still moan that if Alonso was faster than Massa why it was that he couldn't overtake Massa. The answer (as anyone even vaguely familiar with F1 should know) is that on some circuits, even if you're more than 0.5 sec quicker than the driver in front, it's nearly impossible to overtake.

2 August 2010

I really thought RedBull had stuffed up by not bringing Webber under the safety car - turns out it was a stroke of genius!

I'm also getting sick of Petal's little tantrums. He was caught napping, broke the rules and incurred a penalty. Couldn't happen to a more deserving brat.

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