Rosberg had better luck as he was able to jump up 2 spots to 11th at the start. At the end of the first lap Schumacher would come into the pits to switch to the medium compound, but also is under investigation for speeding in the pitlane. On lap 4, Michael was hit with a drive through penalty for speeding in the pits to completely ruin his weekend. After that he was in a race of his own that saw him as high as 17th for a bit. With 10 laps remaining, the Merc team decides to end his race to save the car for the Belgium grand prix.
Rosberg faired better with a quieter race and took advantage of an undercut through the first round of pitstops to claim 10th place and the final and only point for his team. He would finish the race over 45 seconds off the pace.
It was Lewis Hamilton in his Mclaren Mercedes car that claimed the win, after he dominated the whole weekend. He was chased by the Lotus drivers the whole race, but he managed to stay calm and keep them at bay. Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean finished 2nd and 3rd, last year's champ Vettel is 4th.Championship leader Fernando Alonso finished in 5th place and button in 6th. Brunno Senna who had a brilliant drive finished 7th, RBR's Mark Webber was able to save his weekend after failing in Q2, by finishing in 8th place, while Massa claims 9th.
Team comments to follow...
Podium, 69 Laps, Hungarian GP Result
|4||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull||1:24.242||11.600||3|
|8||Mark Webber||Red Bull||1:26.968||34.400||3|
|11||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India||1:28.210||57.200||2|
|12||Paul di Resta||Force India||1:28.439||62.800||2|
|15||Daniel Ricciardo||Toro Rosso||1:26.949||1 lap||3|
|16||Jean-Eric Vergne||Toro Rosso||1:28.159||1 lap||4|
|17||Heikki Kovalainen||Caterham||1:27.394||1 lap||3|
|19||Vitaly Petrov||Caterham||1:28.137||2 laps||3|
|20||Charles Pic||Marussia||1:31.042||2 laps||2|
|21||Timo Glock||Marussia||1:34.324||3 laps||2|
|22||Pedro de la Rosa||HRT||1:33.765||3 laps||2|
|R||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber||RETIRED||2 laps||3|
|R||Narain Karthikeyan||HRT||RETIRED||9 laps||2|
|R||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes||RETIRED||11 lap||4|