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Mercedes’ Hamilton – Hungary “an incredible race”

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Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s Lewis Hamilton has branded the Hungarian Grand Prix as “an incredible race”, securing a total of eight wins at the Hungaroring.

Taking victory, the Briton has added to his tally of 86 career wins, and is now leading the Championship by 63 points.

He said: “What an incredible race. Honestly, that was one of my favourites that I’ve raced, even though I was on my own for the majority, it’s a very different kind of challenge and I was pushing hard out there – particularly for the fastest lap at the end.”

He was also grateful for the efforts the team had made, both trackside at and home in Brackley and Brixworth, and the improvements they are continually making to the car.

“I want to say a huge congratulations to everyone back home at the factory in Brackley and at HPP [High Performance Powertrains] in Brixworth, they’ve done such a fantastic job developing and improving for this year and this team just continues to amaze me. I love working with them and I’m grateful to be able to perform for them on weekends like this.”

“We had great pace today, brilliant pit stops, a fantastic strategy and then, as I was managing those Mediums for a long, long time, at the end it was the perfect time to get on fresh tyres and take that extra point for fastest lap.”

He said he was pleased with how the weekend had gone overall for the team, and was looking forward to their home race at Silverstone in two weeks time, albeit slightly disappointed that fans are still not permitted to attend races due to coronavirus restrictions.

“Everything has just been on point throughout the weekend, so we need to try and keep it up. I can’t wait for Silverstone now, although I’ll miss the energy the fans bring, so I hope I can perform for them there as I know they’ll be watching from home,” he concluded.

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