Hungarian GP: Webber claims fourth victory

Stephan Heublein



Mark Webber wins the Hungarian GP ahead of Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton retires early with mechanical failure.

The 100th F1 Grand Prix for Red Bull Racing brought them their 13th victory in the series. However, they didn't get the Sebastian Vettel / Mark Webber one-two that they had been hoping for and everyone had been expecting. Instead, it was Webber who claimed the top podium spot, his fourth of the season and his sixth overall.

Yet at the start, it had looked like being a third victory of the season for his team-mate. Vettel held position on the first corner against a storming challenge from Fernando Alonso who nonetheless forced his way ahead of second-placed Webber. Webber remained in P3 until the safety car was deployed on the 14th lap. Initially, it looked as though he was out of luck, as he had already passed the entrance to the pit lane. Meanwhile, Vettel and Alonso had seen their opportunity and dived in.