Sebastian Vettel dedicated his victory at the Hungaroring to Jules Bianchi and his family, with the Scuderia Ferrari driver securing his second win of the season in fine style.
The German driver jumped into the lead at the start and was never challenged throughout, but admitted he was worried that the safety car period, to clear debris from the track following Nico Hulkenberg’s dramatic front wing failure, would cost them.
Vettel felt the race in Hungary proved that the Ferrari package is strong, especially around the slower circuits, and was able to maintain the gap to his rivals to keep them out of the one-second DRS range down the front straight.
“It has been a week with a lot of ups and downs and as I said after the race I dedicate this win to Jules and his family,” said Vettel.
“The race was difficult especially at the end with all the thoughts coming through my mind but for sure I’m very happy with the result.
“Our race was very strong from the beginning, we had a great start and after that we had great pace and were able to control the race. Of course the safety car in the end was not helping us, but we still managed to stay on top and win the Grand Prix.
“It was fantastic to see all the guys of the team around as I looked down from the podium, they were all very happy. Today we proved that the pace we showed has nothing to do with luck.
“In fact, if anything we were a bit unlucky with the safety car, but our pace on the Prime tyre was really good so we kept pushing and still managed to come out on top and never allowed the people behind to come into the range of DRS.
“For sure it was a great race from all the guys and a great recovery from Friday, especially after we had heard strange rumours about the team facing a crisis…”