McLaren driver takes first win of the year
26 July 2009

Lewis Hamilton claimed his first victory of the year in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver passed Red Bull's Mark Webber early on, and then moved into the lead when Fernando Alonso (Renault) retired when a wheel was fitted wrongly at his pitstop.

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Hamilton then endured race-long pressure from Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen, but was always far enough ahead to be able to have some breathing space.

Webber made further inroads into Jenson Button's championship lead, as the Australian took third and Button could only manage two points for seventh.

That result made Webber Red Bull's leading contender in the championship, as his team-mate Sebastian Vettel retired with suspension damage, a legacy of a startline brush with Raikkonen.

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Felipe Massa will remain in an induced coma for another 48 hours to aid his recovery, hospital officials in Budapest have confirmed.

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Although Massa was woken up briefly on Sunday morning, the AEK Hospital's medical director Peter Bazso said on Sunday that the Brazilian would remain induced for another two days to aid his recovery.

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Results:1. Hamilton (McLaren-Mercedes)2. Raikkonen (Ferrari)3. Webber (Red Bull-Renault)4. Rosberg (Williams-Toyota)5. Kovalainen (McLaren-Mercedes)6. Glock (Toyota)7. Button (Brawn-Mercedes)8. Trulli (Toyota)9. Nakajima (Williams-Toyota)10. Barrichello (Brawn-Mercedes )11. Heidfeld (BMW Sauber)12. Piquet (Renault)13. Kubica (BMW Sauber)14. Fisichella (Force India-Mercedes)15. Alguersuari (Toro Rosso-Ferrari)16. Buemi (Toro Rosso-Ferrari)

Not classified/retirements:Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)Alonso (Renault)Sutil (Force India-Mercedes)Massa (Ferrari) Drivers points: 1. Button 70 2. Webber 51.53. Vettel 474. Barrichello 445. Rosberg 25.56. Trulli 22.5 7. Massa 228. Hamilton 199. Raikkonen 1810. Glock 16 11. Alonso 13 12. Kovalainen 9 13. Heidfeld 6 14. Buemi 3 15. Bourdais 2 16. Kubica 2

Constructors points: 1. Brawn-Mercedes 1142. Red Bull-Renault 98.53. Ferrari 404. Toyota 38.55. McLaren-Mercedes 286. Williams-Toyota 25.57. Renault 138. BMW Sauber 89. Toro Rosso-Ferrari 5

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