Australian Daniel Ricciardo won the 29th Hungarian Grand Prix in an eventful wet race, reported news agency MTI. The Red Bull driver secured his second career and season victory, as he still remains the only person to break this year’s Mercedes hegemony.
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso secured a long awaited second place, while Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton came third. Nico Rosberg, leader of the championship was forth, a result of which his lead before his teammate diminished by a few points. It is the first time during the season that there are no Mercedes drivers on the first or second place of the podium.
“I do not really know exactly, why we won, but it is a fact that the first Safety Car favored us. It was quite difficult to pass Hamilton and Alonso in the last few laps, but it was my only chance to secure a great result”, said race winner Daniel Ricciardo.
While the race was hailed as one of the most exciting this year, the Hungarian Grand Prix saw a significant decline in spectators compared to previous years. During the four days 169.000 people visited the Hungaroring, compared to the 247.000 record audience of 2013.(MTI)
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