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F1 PHOTOS: Vettel wins in Hungary to stretch lead over Hamilton

July 30, 2017 20:40 IST

Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium after winning the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at Hungaroring on Sunday

IMAGE: Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel celebrates on the podium after winning the Hungarian Formula One Grand Prix at Hungaroring on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Sebastian Vettel won a tense Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday in a Ferrari one-two that stretched his Formula One championship lead over Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton to 14 points.

The German, taking his fourth win of the season, took the chequered flag 0.9 seconds ahead of Kimi Raikkonen with Hamilton finishing fourth after sportingly surrendering third place to team mate Valtteri Bottas on the last lap.

Race winner Sebastian Vettel celebrates his win in parc ferme on Sunday

IMAGE: Race winner Sebastian Vettel celebrates his win in parc ferme on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Bottas had let Hamilton past to attack the Ferraris, on the assurance that his teammate would hand back the place if he could not overtake, and Hamilton kept his word.

The last Ferrari driver to win from pole position in Hungary was Vettel's compatriot Michael Schumacher, who was dominant in 2004 and went on to win his seventh and last championship that season.

Hungary was the last race before the August break, with nine of the 21 rounds remaining.

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