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Lewis Hamilton Takes Another Win

After being handed pole position after teammate Alonso was penalized 5 places on the grid after qualifying, Lewis Hamilton led away once the starting lights went out and was never headed in the Hungarian Grand Prix today. Kimi Raikkonen started in 3rd place, passing Nick Heildfield off the start, and then he was never challenged to finish 2nd, in what was a pretty boring race. Raikkonen did close up on to the back of Hamilton in the later stages of the race, but was never close enough to mount a serious challenge.

From 5th Alonso did not get a great start, but fought his way to a 4th place finish, with Sauber BMW driver Nick Heidfeld taking a well deserved 3rd place podium finish in a strong by lonely race. Felipie Massa had a really miserable day. After a Ferrari screw up in the pits during qualifying he had way back on the grid and raced hard all day for his 13th place, allowing Raikkonen to move past him again to reclaim 3rd in the drivers championship.

With McLaren not being eligible to score constructor points because of the penalty resulting from the qualifying incident, there was no-one on the podium to accept the constructors trophy for the race. That seems  a little odd, as if McLaren were ineligible to score points, then surely either Ferrari or BMW Sauber should have been there to take the trophy. Things do work in strange ways sometimes in Formula One.

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