Hungarian Grand Prix as it happened

Text and video highlights of a spectacular Hungarian Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton finishes third and Daniel Ricciardo wins.

27 July 2014 Last updated at 11:59

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  1. 16:15: 
    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton didn't look overjoyed with his performance in Hungary, but it was nevertheless an impressive drive from the pit lane to third.

    Hamilton said he was "very, very shocked" to be asked to move over for team-mate Rosberg. The debrief might get quite tasty.

    But despite his failure to win - which is what he exists to do - the positive for Hamilton is that the championship deficit to Rosberg was reduced by three points to 14.

    Can he chip into it further at Spa? You'll have to join us to find out. Enjoy the summer break and until next time, it's good afternoon from me.

  2. 16:14: 

    Hopefully, the excitement of that race will tide you over for a while because it's a month before the next race.

    Teams and drivers will give themselves a break over the summer before resuming at one of the world's great tracks Spa Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix.

    Join us from 08:30 BST on Friday 24 August for first practice, which is live across BBC TV, radio and online.

  3. 16:09: 

    Trust me, today's race highlights cannot be missed. The race was epic. And the good news is, you've not got long to wait to watch it, with the show start at 17:10 BST on BBC One.

    We'll also have video highlights online alongside all the news and analysis from the paddock. But if you're keen to find out more about the race, why not give the report a look.

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    Al Jordan, via text: Hamilton having his fair share of luck after miserable run, Rosberg needs to develop a harder edge to push Hamilton into track positions.

    Anonymous via text: If Hamilton had let Rosberg through when instructed, Rosberg would definitely have beaten him. Evidence, if needed that Mercedes are giving preference to the German

    Anonymous via text: Mercedes team orders were ridiculous. Hamilton is fighting to catch Nico in the title race, to let him past would have made no sense. What happened to "let them race" ?

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    Former F1 driver Mark Webber: Great tactics from @redbullracing and another faultless drive by @danielricciardo spot on. proud Aussie.

  6. 16:03: 

    Both Force Indias retired for the first time since the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix. Nico Hulkenberg's race was ended when he was taken out by team-mate Sergio Perez.

    Mexican Perez then saw his race end in the wall when he spun coming out of the final corner.

  7. 16:00: 

    It was all going so well for Jean-Eric Vergne, when he ran as high as second, but the Frenchman faded in the Toro Rosso and eventually finished ninth on his 50th grand prix start.

  8. 15:57: 
    Sebastian Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel had looked in good shape to contend for the win early on, as he sat third. But he lost out when the first safety car came out and from then on was fighting to salvage something from his afternoon.

    The German crossed the line seventh, meaning he has still never won in Hungary in eight visits. He has also now been beaten by Ricciardo nine times in 11 races.

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    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "That was one heck of a race. #NoVoiceLeft"

  10. 15:53: 

    Nico Rosberg spent eight laps behind Lewis Hamilton and will have lost a bunch of time. Had he got past Hamilton, he may well have won the race, having finished just six seconds behind winner Daniel Ricciardo.

    However, there is the argument that if he couldn't overtake Hamilton himself, he didn't deserve to win the race. This is racing after all.

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    Saif Ahmed: Amazing drive from @alo_oficial! He now holds the record for consecutive races finished in the points for 27 races and counting #bbcf1 #F1

    Chris Morrison: Probably the most entertaining GP so far this season it had everything great race for @danielricciardo @alo_oficial @LewisHamilton

    Ashley Wilkinson: It's all well & good Rosberg moaning, but he struggled past Vergne, Lewis didn't. He couldn't pass Lewis on faster tyres, twice.

  12. 15:48: 

    It is the first time that Kimi Raikkonen has failed to finish on the podium in Hungary since 2006, but it was still his best performance - and result - of the season. The Finn ended up sixth, after a brilliant fight through the field from 16th. He also had a great wheel-to-wheel battle with Sebastian Vettel, coming out on top.

  13. 15:43: 

    Nico Rosberg's fourth place is his lowest classified race finish of the year and he retains his record of still never having finished on the podium in Hungary. The German has also still never won back-to-back races in his F1 career, something his father Keke never managed either.

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    Wendy S, via text: Great racing today. Well done Daniel a future world champ. A huge cheer to Kimi also...hope his misfortunes now behind him!!

    Phil in Wrexham, via text: That was a frankly outrageous call (of team orders) by Mercedes and Lewis should take that as a forewarning as to where the team's loyalties really lie.

  15. 15:39: 
    HUNGARIAN GP RESULT

    1) Ricciardo 2) Alonso 3) Hamilton 4) Rosberg 5) Massa 6) Raikkonen 7) Vettel 8) Bottas 9) Vergne 10) Button

    11) Sutil 12) Magnussen 13) Maldonado 14) Kvyat 15) Bianchi 16) Chilton

    Retired: Gutierrez, Kobayashi, Perez, Hulkenberg, Grosjean and Ericsson

  16. 15:38: 
    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton's 63rd podium is a new British record, knocking countryman David Coulthard off top spot.

  17. 15:36: 
    Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton has now had back-to-back podium finishes from 20th or lower on the grid. Will he have an easier afternoon next time out at Spa by having a smoother qualifying?

  18. 15:34: 
    Fernando Alonso

    Fernando Alonso led more laps today than he has done in all of the last 24 races combined, such have been the long term problems at Ferrari. He is now the only man to score points in every race this season following Nico Hulkenberg's retirement.

  19. 15:31: 
    Fernando Alonso

    Few people could have got that Ferrari to within a few laps of victory, but Fernando Alonso did just that. It was a sensational performance from the double world champion to take second.

    It's his second podium finish of 2014, the Spaniard completing the final 31 laps of the race on one set of soft tyres.

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    Nick Pearman: What a drive by the top three, Ricciardo, Alonso and Hamilton! One of the best, if not the best race this season!

    Vicky Sanderson: One happy Aussie, one very happy Aussie! Think that was a world champions drive- well done!

    Patrick Hicks: Yet another amazing race. Ricciardo may have won the race but the two best drivers in F1 finished 2nd and 3rd

  21.   
    Jennie Gow, BBC Radio 5 live pit-lane reporter
    Nico Rosberg

    "Not a happy man... @nico_rosberg still thinking about the last lap."

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    Lewis Hamilton's girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger: So proud of u babe @LewisHamilton starting from pitlane & ending on the podium!

  23. 15:27: 
    Lewis Hamilton

    By finishing third, Lewis Hamilton matches Sebastian Vettel's performance in the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix as the last man to finish on the podium having started from the pit lane.

  24. 15:25: 
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Both of Daniel Ricciardo's wins have come after making a pass for victory with three laps remaining. The Australian had never previously scored a point at the Hungaroring.

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  26. 15:22: 

    Nico Rosberg does not look happy as he conducts his post-race TV interviews.

  27. 15:19: 
    DRIVER REACTION

    Lewis Hamilton, who finished third: "It has been a pretty crazy weekend, a big thank you to the team they did a great job on the pit stops to help me today.

    "The car has been fantastic but there were a lot of points lost this weekend. The brakes were very, very cold (at the start) and I was gone but I got going again and managed to push on from there."

  28. 15:18: 

    Lewis Hamilton gets a huge cheer from the crowd, which has assembled in front of the podium. The Briton said earlier this weekend that this race is in his top three in terms of support from the fans.

  29. 15:17: 
    DRIVER REACTION
    Podium

    Fernando Alonso, who finished second: "I am extremely satisfied, it has been a tough season so to get a podium is always a nice surprise.

    "We took a gamble to try to get the victory and we got very close, I am extremely proud of my drive and the team and very proud of the result. We need some crazy races to get a podium and we took our chances today."

  30. 15:15: 
    DRIVER REACTION
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Race winner Daniel Ricciardo: "It feels as good as the first win, it really does. The safety car at first played to our advantage but the second one didn't really help us, but we got there in the end and I had to do the overtaking at the end which was fun.

    "I am definitely going to celebrate tonight, party for a few days and enjoy a few days off. Then I will continue with the second half of the season and I can't wait for Spa but I want to thank the team for everything they have done to help me win my first races."

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    Nick: How on earth did @alo_oficial drag that car onto the podium? He's got to be my driver of the day.

    Noodles: Gutted for #Button, who knows what would have happened from being 1st if he was on the right tyre. Excellent race though.

    Rich Carey: Fair play that was incredible. So close for Fernando. Ricciardo is different class, done Lewis on the outside. Proper racing.

  32. 15:12: 

    Mercedes edge closer to the 400-point mark as they top the constructors' championship with 393. Red Bull are second on 219 while Ferrari move back into third on 142. Williams are fourth on 135.

  33. 15:10: 

    Lewis Hamilton has reduced the gap to championship leader and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to 11 points, with Daniel Ricciardo consolidating his third place in the standings, 60 points further back.

  34.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator
    Daniel Ricciardo

    "Never do the drivers stand on the podium without the hard work of hundreds of others and today was a real team effort, everything came together today for Red Bull and it was a great performance."

  35. 15:07: 

    It's a proper trophy this weekend, not something red and brittle. Daniel Ricciardo hoists it above his head and takes in the applause.

  36. 15:06: 
    THE TOP 10
    Daniel Ricciardo

    1) Ricciardo 2) Alonso 3) Hamilton 4) Rosberg 5) Massa 6) Raikkonen 7) Vettel 8) Bottas 9) Vergne 10) Button

  37. 15:04: 

    Lewis Hamilton shakes Daniel Ricciardo's hand as the Australian climbs aboard the top step of the podium before the national anthems ring out across the Hungaroring.

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    Rachel T: ‏ What a podium! RIC, ALO, HAM - heroes!!!

    James Shepherd: Ricciardo is supreme. Wonderful drive from Alonso. Fantastic stuff.

    Reece Young: And. Breathe. What a race and what a drive from @LewisHamilton and @alo_oficial

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    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator
    Daniel Ricciardo

    "Ricciardo is the real deal. If we had any doubts before Canada it was put to bed then but that was just superb. It was great driving, strategy and performance from that man. He is going to be sharing the podium with two class world champions but he is a breath of fresh air."

  40. 15:02: 

    Win, lose or draw, Daniel Ricciardo is smiling, but today, it's just that little bit wider. He's a great ambassador for the sport.

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    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "What a race. It was a rollercoaster of emotions for us all. Daniel Ricciardo pulled it out when he needed to. He produced the overtaking manoeuvres when he needed to. Changing to slick tyres at the first safety car gave him the platform to take this victory. The podium as a whole will be ecstatic with their race results. But I would like to be a fly on the wall in the Mercedes debrief room after the Rosberg-Hamilton episode."

  42. 15:00: 

    "Nice work Lewis, that's one hell of a recovery from the pit lane," says Lewis Hamilton's race engineer.

    Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso's race engineer congratulates his charge after a sensational second place. "No comment other than super," says the engineer. "Super."

  43. 14:59: 
    TEAM RADIO

    Red Bull boss Christian Horner to Daniel Ricciardo: "Amazing absolutely, amazing sensational. You deserve that, well done."

  44. 14:58: 

    Daniel Ricciardo unbuckles himself so he can lean out of the car and wave to the fans.

  45. 14:57: 

    "Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Wahoo!" roars Daniel Ricciardo on team radio. This guy is a future world champion.

  46. 14:55: 

    What a brilliant drive from Daniel Ricciardo who wins his second grand prix of the year. Lewis Hamilton holds off Nico Rosberg to take third.

  47.  
    CHEQUERED FLAG

    Daniel Ricciardo wins the Hungarian Grand Prix.

    Daniel Ricciardo
  48.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "It's been an excellent race. It's had a little bit of everything."

  49.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "Rosberg we know has much better tyres and the momentum is with him so you would think he would have easy pickings getting past Hamilton and Alonso."

  50.  
    LAP 70

    Nico Rosberg gets on the outside of Lewis Hamilton at Turn Two but Hamilton gives him the big squeeze. The German goes off track and is forced to back out of it. Hamilton's tyres are gone but he's not giving up this place to his team-mate.

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    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "Alonso's tyres have gone. They are finished. It's like driving in the wet. There's nothing there. But he is making his Ferrari seem double the width it is, and Hamilton can't get past."

  52.  
    LAP 69

    Lewis Hamilton is all over the back of Fernando Alonso but he can't find a way through. Meanwhile, Nico Rosberg is all over the back of these two now. Who saw that coming, eh? Daniel Ricciardo is well clear at the front.

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    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "Ricciardo's going to win this. He scythed down the inside of the Ferrari. Alonso was a sitting duck. His tyres are double the age of Ricciardo's. Alonso's worry now is holding off Lewis Hamilton."

  54.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "There's just one word for that. Brilliant."

  55.  
    LAP 68

    Daniel Ricciardo passes Fernando Alonso into Turn One! He comes from so far back! Remarkable. This is Canada all over again for the Australian. Two laps to go.

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    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "That was a world champion of the future move undoubtedly."

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    LAP 67

    Daniel Ricciardo passes Lewis Hamilton around the outside at Turn Two. It's a brilliant pass. What a racer this guy is. Sensational scenes. Three laps to go.

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    LAP 66

    Big lock up from Lewis Hamilton at Turn Two, the Briton is really struggling for grip. Ricciardo smells blood. Alonso breathes slightly easier. Four laps to go.

    Daniel Ricciardo
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    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "Alonso's got to try to be clean and tidy. It's important he's good on the brakes, and doesn't lock up. Hamilton is good on the straight but perhaps not quite quick enough. How does Ricciardo get through? He's good on the corners, but the corners are blocked off."

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    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "We knew Ricciardo was up for having a go if he had the opportunity and it was a warning to Hamilton there."

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    LAP 65

    Heart in mouth moment as Daniel Ricciardo tries a gung-ho pass around the outside of Lewis Hamilton at Turn Two! But he out-brakes himself and runs wide. Hamilton lives to fight another day. Alonso gets some breathing space.

    Meanwhile, Rosberg is flying! He's three laps quicker than anyone else and set to catch the top three by the final lap. What a finish we have in store!

  62.  
    LAP 64

    This is incredible. Three cars fighting for the lead and split by just three tenths of a second! Wow. Fernando Alonso is holding on, but there are still six laps remaining.

    Fernando Alonso
  63.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "Alonso wasn't under any pressure from anyone there to do that but it will be an interesting one, let's hope the stewards just let this race play out."

  64.  
    LAP 63

    Lewis Hamilton is told that he is good on fuel and everything is OK - so basically he can go for it!

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso cuts the chicane after out-braking himself. Will he get a penalty for that?

    "Fernando gained an advantage," says Hamilton on team radio.

  65.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "Fernando Alonso has a tricky job. He needs to make sure he accelerates out of the corners quickly; after that it's damage limitation down the straight."

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    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "What an amazing story it would be for Ferrari if Alonso could hang in there, they are currently in their longest winless run since the early 90's."

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    LAP 62

    It's been a long, long time since I've been able to say this but we have a three-way battle for the lead!

    Fernando Alonso is 0.4 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton, with Daniel Ricciardo just 0.4 seconds further back in third. Game on.

  68.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "That was an aggressive move from Nico Rosberg, but he needed to do that. He required Kimi Raikkonen to be very spacially aware. He took the lunge into hairpin. Raikkonen saw it and opened up steering wheel to avoid the collision. It's absolutely fantastic. This is getting so, so close."

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    LAP 61

    Nico Rosberg passes Felipe Massa with ease going into Turn One, Rosberg on much fresher tyres. He's now fourth, but Ricciardo is 23 seconds up the road.

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    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "Great wheel to wheel action between Rosberg and Raikkonen. Rosberg now has the grip to get Massa with his new tyres, there is a real battle going on now."

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    LAP 60

    Lewis Hamilton has got the gap between him and leader Fernando Alonso down to 1.6 seconds but Daniel Ricciardo is only 0.9 seconds behind.

    Lewis Hamilton
  72.  
    LAP 59

    Nico Rosberg passes Kimi Raikkonen at Turn One for sixth after getting baulked by the Williams of Felipe Massa.

  73.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "Rosberg is in a tricky situation now. He's trying to recover whatever he can from this race."

  74.  
    TEAM RADIO

    Engineer to Daniel Ricciardo: "You are catching Hamilton very quickly but think about how you use your tyres so they are fresh when you catch him."

  75.  
    LAP 58

    Daniel Ricciardo is catching Lewis Hamilton very quickly, but in turn Hamilton is catching race leader Fernando Alonso. What a finish we have in store. Just 12 laps remaining.

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    Shohidur Rahman: If Rosberg was all over the back of Hamilton then fine. He's 1.4 seconds behind and asking Hamilton to let him past.

    The Fool Monty: Why should Lewis slow down, when Nico is in range and fast enough he'll overtake. Right now he's clearly slower.

    Dominic Arwasa: These team orders are not good at all. Let Lewis & Nico race freely.

  77.  
    LAP 57

    So Fernando Alonso leads from Lewis Hamilton, with Daniel Ricciardo third and Valtteri Bottas fourth. With Nico Rosberg in seventh, if it stays like this, Hamilton will close the gap to Rosberg in the championship to just two points.

  78.  
    TEAM RADIO

    Engineer to Nico Rosberg: "You are racing until the end now, there are 13 laps so quali laps every lap until the end."

  79.  
    LAP 56
    Nico Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg pits and rejoins in seventh, three seconds behind Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

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    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "Alonso leads this race by 2.8 seconds from Hamilton, and his tyres will have to do 33 laps to get to the end. Ricciardo's have done 31. It's a gamble Ferrari have to take. Alonso will try to run to the end of this race, I think."

  81.  
    LAP 55

    Ferrari's Fernando Alonso leads the Hungarian Grand Prix - he has not won this race since he triumphed for the first time in Formula 1 back in 2003.

    The Spaniard leads Lewis Hamilton by 2.1 seconds. Sebastian Vettel tells his team that he thinks that they should stay out if that is the only way to beat "them".

    He's currently eighth, 7.4 seconds behind Kimi Raikkonen. "OK, good call," says his race engineer Rocky.

  82.  
    LAP 54
    Nico Rosberg

    Race leader Daniel Ricciardo pits from the lead and takes on a set of soft tyres. He rejoins in fourth, behind Nico Rosberg (pictured).

  83.  
    TEAM RADIO
    Daniel Ricciardo

    Daniel Ricciardo: "I am not sure how much longer the rears can go."

    Engineer's response: "OK, understood."

  84.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "I think Hamilton is doing what he should do, His exact words were I am not slowing down for Nico, which is right, why should he slow down when he is racing. Nico is just not doing enough, he has just gone wide there too, there is a bit of frustration coming into his driving."

  85.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "The problem for Rosberg is that when you are in that one-second range, you're in dirty air from the car in front and you can't get on the throttle, so you can't stay close enough to overtake, so you do need a little help from your team-mate."

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    Jennie Gow, BBC Radio 5 live pit-lane reporter

    "Hamilton saying over team radio: 'I'm not slowing down for Nico - if he gets closer he can overtake."'

  87.  
    LAP 53

    Daniel Ricciardo leads Fernando Alonso by 14.5 seconds with Lewis Hamilton third and Nico Rosberg fourth. Valtteri Bottas is 15.2 seconds further back in fifth, with Felipe Massa sixth and Kimi Raikkonen seventh.

  88.  
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    Sergio Perez

    Here's the mess left by Sergio Perez's Force India after he binned it on the start-finish straight. Sebastian Vettel so nearly came to grief in the same spot a few laps later.

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    Christopher Sykes: Fernando deserves a win as he put his heart and soul into this race. Well done Alonso!

    Greg Agar:I can't believe what I'm seeing, despite qualifying yesterday, @LewisHamilton can win this!

    Rian Hoskins: Shows how amazing this sport is. Hamilton started from the pit lane is looking likely to finish ahead of Rosberg, who was on pole.

  90.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "There's a frustration in Nico Rosberg's voice. He knows he has to make one more stop. His race is now being compromised."

  91.  
    LAP 52

    Lewis Hamilton is still ahead of Nico Rosberg. Why should Hamilton slow down? He needs to keep pace with Fernando Alonso if he wants to win this race. Rosberg needs to do a better job of getting closer to Hamilton. At the moment, he's not even in DRS range.

    Rosberg asks his team again: "Why is he not letting me through?"

  92.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "It's fine waiting until a team-mate has slowly closed on you. There's a different thing with a direct order saying let Nico past and he doesn't do it."

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    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "I think that's a tough call by the team there, in fact it's an unfair call. There is a long way to go in this race and a lot can happen and these two are still racing each other. We are told Hamilton has said tell him to get closer and I will let him through, I am not just going to let him through."

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    LAP 51

    "Why is he not letting me through?" asks Nico Rosberg. The team then ask Lewis Hamilton to let Rosberg through on the straight.

    The answer to that question should have been, "because this is racing, why not try and get closer for starters?"

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    Pauline White, via text: Hamilton is the best DRIVER in the world.

    Gary Anderson, not that one, via text: Hamilton has to be pinching himself.

  96.  
    LAP 50

    Lewis Hamilton is still ahead of Nico Rosberg as they sit third and fourth. Fernando Alonso is looking mighty strong in second, with Daniel Ricciardo expected to pit from the lead. Alonso is unlikely to do the same.

  97.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "Is it easy to listen to team instructions when you're told not to hold up a team-mate? Yes it is. You do understand the radio conversation when team instructions come through. You don't open the door and say: 'After you.' But at the same time, it's a battle you don't need to fight.

    "It's a battle Lewis Hamilton doesn't need to fight. Having said that, he doesn't want to lose time to Fernando Alonso."

  98.  
    LAP 49

    Daniel Ricciardo leads Fernando Alonso by 15.6 seconds with Lewis Hamilton 2.4 seconds further back. Nico Rosberg is 0.8 seconds adrift in fourth with Valtteri Bottas fifth and Felipe Massa sixth.

    Hamilton reports that he doesn't think the tyres will last until the end of the race.

  99.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "We could get more rain and if Hamilton can go from starting in the pit lane, hitting the wall to finishing ahead of the pole driver then it shows what rain can do."

  100.  
    LAP 48

    Williams technical chief Pat Symonds says the radar suggests there will be no more rain for the remainder of the race. He adds that they are struggling for grip on Valtteri Bottas' car today, too.

  101.  
    LAP 47

    Lewis Hamilton is told that Nico Rosberg is one second behind and has one more stop to make and is on the option tyre so "don't hold him up".

  102.  
    LAP 46

    Felipe Massa rejoins in sixth, one place behind Williams team-mate Valtteri Bottas but ahead of Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen.

  103.  

    BBC F1 weatherman Ian Fergusson: Storm outflow to NE has caused change of wind direction. But no rain is imminent, despite dark skies.

  104.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "There are probably 35 to 45 minutes to go in this race. Whether the rain is going to come, it's hard to say. But the wind has picked up; the flags are fluttering on top of the pit buildings."

  105.  
    LAP 45

    Felipe Massa reports that his medium tyres are starting to go away and then makes a late call to put. The Williams driver was second, but this will drop him well down the field. There are 25 laps to go.

  106.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "It doesn't seem as if these tyres are showing the off the cliff performance as we have seen on Pirelli's before. There is a definite reduction in performance but the drivers do seem better placed to manage them now."

  107.  
    LAP 44

    Daniel Ricciardo reports "surging" on the straight. His engineer asks him to make an adjustment to see if that helps. The Red Bull driver leads by 13.5 seconds from Felipe Massa, who is about to come under pressure from former team-mate Fernando Alonso.

  108.  
    LAP 43

    Pastor Maldonado makes a mistake and Kimi Raikkonen capitalises on it to take the place. He's now up to seventh. Let's not forget that Raikkonen loves this place. The Finn has been on the podium in his last five visits to the Hungaroring.

  109.  
    DRIVER REACTION

    Force India's Sergio Perez, speaking to Jennie Gow after crashing out: "I am really sorry for my team they have done some amazing work and points were possible to day.

    "It was going well but I just lost the back end of my car. It was quite a big accident, it was going OK up to that point and it was completely my fault."

  110.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "I have to say that's one of the first times this year that I've seen Kimi Raikkonen fighting for position. He didn't even want to think about Vettel coming past."

  111.  

    Lotus:‏ One lap later and @Pastormaldo is P8. We like this progress. (yes, we know, other cars pitted...) #HungarianGP

  112.  
    LAP 42

    Brilliant stuff from Kimi Raikkonen who pits and rejoins with Sebastian Vettel in close company. With fresher tyres, the Ferrari driver goes on the inside for Turn Two and takes the place. Vettel tries to hang on around the outside, but Raikkonen positions his car too well. Great pass.

  113.  
    LAP 41

    Lewis Hamilton has indeed jumped Nico Rosberg. Sensation performance from the Briton. Meanwhile up front, Daniel Ricciardo leads Felipe Massa by 11.4 seconds with Kimi Raikkonen third.

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    Ed Yarnold: That was a ridiculous pass by Hamilton..

    Joel Lai: Wow wow wow @LewisHamilton what an overtake. To think Rosberg was behind Verge for so long.

    Matt Gamblin: I'd like to see Alonso win this race. He's raced his heart out with a sub-standard car this year and deserves it.

  115.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "I'm a bit out of breath. There's been so much action in the first 39 laps. Lewis Hamilton is in a stunning situation."

  116.  
    LAP 40

    Lewis Hamilton pits from the lead. It's not a brilliant stop and he rejoins fifth, behind Fernando Alonso.

  117.  
    LAP 39

    Fernando Alonso pits, handing the lead to Lewis Hamilton, and rejoins fifth.

    If Hamilton wins this race, he will be the first driver to have won a race from the pit lane.

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    Caroline Fletcher, via text: Amazing grand prix so far and still half the race to go! Absolutely no idea who's going to win!

  119.  
    LAP 39

    Lewis Hamilton tells his team that he can probably get another couple of laps out of his current set of tyres. "OK Lewis, go for it!".

    That's what I like to hear. Drivers told to push and go racing.

  120.  
    LAP 38

    Nico Rosberg passes Valtteri Bottas at Turn One for ninth. Bottas tries to hang on around the outside, but Rosberg gives him the squeeze and Bottas runs off track after having to back out of it.

  121.  
    LAP 37

    Lewis Hamilton closes to within 3.2 seconds of race leader Fernando Alonso.

  122.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "The gap to watch is Hamilton who is just five seconds behind Alonso, while Rosberg is 25 seconds behind. That shows that this race isn't over until the chequered flag, you have got to keep on pushing."

  123.  
    LAP 36

    Mercedes tell Nico Rosberg that when Lewis Hamilton pits, he will come out ahead of the German. "What should I do? Push like crazy?" he asks? "No, keep doing what you're doing."

  124.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "Hamilton got past Vergne with supreme skill and bravery and that is the sign of a superb champion."

  125.  
    LAP 35

    Jean-Eric Vergne pits from second and rejoins in 12th. Daniel Ricciardo is third, with Felipe Massa fourth and Kimi Raikkonen fifth.

    Lewis Hamilton is catching Fernando Alonso, now just 5.4 seconds behind. Nico Rosberg is 10th.

  126.  
    LAP 34

    Lewis Hamilton shows why he is one of the greatest racing drivers to have ever lived with a sublime move around the outside of Jean-Eric Vergne. That was SO good. He's now second, with Fernando Alonso still leading.

  127.  
    LAP 33

    Nico Rosberg pits from third and rejoins in 13th. Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel gets on the kerb at the final corner, the German getting spat across the track. But somehow, he manages to keep it out of the wall. "Negative," reports Vettel when aked about damage. "But I've flat-spotted the tyres." Brilliant skill from the four-time world champion.

  128.  
    FLASHBACK
     Marcus Ericsson

    Here's Marcus Ericsson's damaged Caterham, which brought out the safety car earlier in the race.

  129.  

    Caterham F1 .@kamui_kobayashi joins @Ericsson_Marcus in the early bath club as a technical issue ends his race early. We're looking into what caused it. Meanwhile, @Ericsson_Marcus is back with us and fine. He had a 20g impact....

  130.  
    LAP 32

    After the excitement of the opening part of the race, things have settled down somewhat. Fernando Alonso leads with ease from Jean-Eric Vergne, who is holding up a train of cars including Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton.

  131.  
    hungarian gp

    This might be an absolutely epic race, but not everyone's into it...

  132.  
    LAP 31

    Jenson Button passes Adrian Sutil for 10th place, while Fernando Alonso sets another fastest lap of the race. His lead now up to 3.3 seconds

  133.  
    LAP 30

    Nico Rosberg has a look at Jean-Eric Vergne into Turn One, but thinks better of it. Meanwhile, Kimi Raikkonen runs well off track at the chicane as he chases Esteban Gutierrez for eighth.

  134.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "It's reassuring that the cars are all able to complete so close to each other with the air. The tyres are able to cope a lot better now than some of the previous Pirelli options."

  135.  
    LAP 29

    This is working out very nicely for Fernando Alonso right now. The Spaniard sets the fastest lap of the race in the Ferrari with Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne, in second, backing everyone else up. Alonso leads by 2.5 seconds.

  136.  
    LAP 28

    Fernando Alonso opens up a lead of 1.2 seconds with Nico Rosberg struggling to find a way past the Toro Rosso of Jean-Eric Vergne for second. Lewis Hamilton isn't having much luck passing Sebastian Vettel for fourth either.

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    James Humberstone: This race could be won by the last man standing.

    John Wilson: The repair bill from this race will be significantly huge

  138.  
    LAP 27

    The safety car is in with Fernando Alonso leading the field away. It's been a long time since the Spaniard has been anywhere near the lead of a race with a chance of winning it.

  139.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "Mission critical? It could be hammertime!"

  140.  
    TEAM RADIO

    Engineer to Lewis Hamilton: "Mission critical now to get past Vettel and Vergne (once the safety car comes in)."

  141.  
    LAP 26

    Daniel Ricciardo rejoined sixth with Felipe Massa seventh after they stopped. Those in front - Alonso, Vergne, Rosberg, Vettel and Hamilton - did not stop.

    Both Saubers are in the points, with Esteban Gutierrez eighth and Adrian Sutil 10th - that's bad news for Marussia in the constructors' championship battle for ninth place.

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    #ForzaMichael: Another huge accident. Unbelievable Grand Prix so far.

    Nick Bennetts:‏ I knew someone would crash into the pit wall today after touching the kerb on the outside of the final corner

    WelshRacer: ebay will be busy later with #f1 bits

  143.  
    LAP 25

    So Fernando Alonso leads from Jean-Eric Vergne, with Nico Rosberg third, Sebastian Vettel fourth and Lewis Hamilton fifth.

    Rosberg asks his team to tell race director Charlie Whiting to check to see if Vergne was lifting on the straight near the accident because Rosberg believes he was on full throttle, which isn't allowed for safety reasons.

  144.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "Ricciardo will have to make another stop this afternoon, there is no way he will get to the end of the race on this set of tyres so I think Alonso is going to try to see if he can take it a little bit further."

  145.  
    LAP 24

    Race leader Daniel Ricciardo pits as does second-placed Felipe Massa in the Williams. However, Fernando Alonso stays out, which means he now leads the race.

  146.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "We have still got quite a bit of the race still to go so there is no need for drivers to use those other tyres yet but it will be interesting to see if anyone takes advantage of the safety car and change their tyres again, I doubt it."

  147.  
    LAP 23
    Nico Hulkenberg

    I'm pleased to report that Sergio Perez is out of the car and looks unhurt. It's a bad day for Force India who have lost both of their cars (including Hulkenberg, above), with team boss Vijay Mallya making an appearance this weekend. It's the first time both cars have not finished this year.

  148.  
    LAP 23

    Sergio Perez hits the wall after losing control on the exit of the final corner.

  149.  

    Mercedes: Where did @JeanEricVergne pop up into P4 from?! We've totally lost what's happening here - hats off to you though JEV!

  150.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "This is such difficult conditions for the drivers because they are running about seven seconds slower than they did in qualifying so they are having to work out the workings of these tyres in these conditions while also trying to race wheel to wheel."

  151.  
    LAP 22

    Jenson Button is up to 14th as he continues his fight back through the field. Daniel Ricciardo sets the fastest lap of the race to extend his lead to six seconds from Felipe Massa. Fernando Alonso is third with Jean-Eric Vergne fourth.

  152.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "Hamilton (who was told to cool his brakes) can adjust the balance between front a rear brakes - problem for him is he needs front braking capability to overtake Vettel."

  153.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "Lewis Hamilton has to be careful here that he doesn't catch his wing on the rear of Sebastian Vettel, as he keeps trying to get past him. The difficulty of following the car in front like that means you are getting all the hot air blown at you so the brakes and tyres are not able to cool down."

  154.  
    LAP 21

    Sebastian Vettel is doing a great job defending from Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver's problem is that every time he goes off line to try an make a pass stick, it's a bit wet - which is obviously not ideal for those dry tyres.

  155.  
    LAP 20

    Replays show Pastor Maldonado and Jules Bianchi made contact after the Lotus driver tried to pass the Marussia. Both head to the pits with damage.

    Meanwhile, Daniel Ricciardo leads Felipe Massa by five seconds, with Fernando Alonso 0.8 seconds further back.

  156.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "That Ferrari [of Fernando Alonso, who has just completed the fastest lap] might not have as much downforce as the cars around it but it is working the tyres better than most in these conditions."

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    James Humberstone: This race is epic.

    John McEnerney: what a race! Game on now, watch the top racers do their thing! Big guns close to each other! Wheel 2 wheel racing! Love it!

  158.  
    LAP 19

    Lewis Hamilton is all over the back of Sebastian Vettel, but he can't find a way through. Jean-Eric Vergne, meanwhile, is having an absolute stormer. The Toro Rosso driver is fourth and lapping very strongly.

  159.  
    FLASHBACK
    Lewis Hamilton

    Here's Hamilton going off at Turn Two on the first lap having started from the pitlane. Hard to believe he's now seventh - it's a great drive so far.

  160.  
    LAP 18

    So Daniel Ricciardo leads Felipe Massa by 3.8 seconds, with Fernando Alonso excelling in these conditions and up to third. The Spaniard is currently the fastest man on the track.

    Jenson Button is down in 16th after pitting from the lead. The intermediate gamble didn't pay off.

  161.  
    LAP 17

    Nico Hulkenberg's run of scoring points in every race this season is over after he is punted out of the race by team-mate Sergio Perez. That's a massive no-no.

    Elsewhere, Lewis Hamilton is seventh, chasing Sebastian Vettel with Mercedes' team-mate Nico Rosberg only a second further up the road in fifth.

  162.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "Vergne has nothing to lose - Rosberg has a world championship to lose."

  163.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "Rosberg has to play the long game, of course he wants to win the grand prix but the championship is a very real possibility for him so things like that lock up could prove costly."

  164.  
    LAP 16

    Jenson Button pits from the lead, those intermediates are done. Daniel Ricciardo leads now, with Felipe Massa second and Fernando Alonso fourth.

    Nico Rosberg tries to pass Jean-Eric Vergne at Turn One, but outbrakes himself and loses the place again. He remains fifth, with Vergne fourth.

  165.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "It's not wet enough for Jenson Button on those tyres, Ricciardo was able to match him there for pace."

  166.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "There is a real British Bulldog attitude there Hamilton is right back in this race."

  167.  
    LAP 15

    This is absolute chaos! Nico Rosberg is going backwards, with Jean-Eric Vergne putting a move on the Mercedes at Turn Two for fifth. Remarkable. Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile is flying and up to ninth!

  168.  

    Lotus: A sub-optimal interaction between tyres, track, car and barrier cited as reason for @RGrosjean's retirement #F1

  169.  
    LAP 14

    The safety car is in with Jenson Button doing a great job sticking to the back of leader Daniel Ricciardo. The Briton pulls alongside and passes the Australian!

    JENSON BUTTON LEADS THE HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX.

  170.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "The track is looking nice and dry on the racing line, but there will still be some spray at the restart so that will get their attentions. "

  171.  
    LAP 13

    The safety car is still out. Lewis Hamilton is 13th, behind Esteban Gutierrez but ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. Valtteri Bottas lost out massively during the stops. He was second, but is now down in 11th.

  172.  
    FLASHBACK
    Hungarian GP

    Another image of the start, with visibility at a premium.

  173.  
    TEAM RADIO

    Nico Rosberg: "Should I stop using brakes?"

    Engineer response: "It should sort itself but for the time being do not use your brakes."

  174.  

    Lotus: Race over for @RGrosjean

  175.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "There is something rubbing on the sidewall of Rosberg's rear, he certainly has an issue out there."

  176.  
    LAP 12

    Daniel Ricciardo leads the race from Jenson Button, Felipe Massa, Nico Rosberg and Kevin Magnussen.

  177.  
    LAP 11

    Romain Grosjean has crashed under safety car conditions! The safety car was due to come in, but it will now stay out. The crash was down at Turn Three.

  178.  
    FLASHBACK
    Hungarian GP

    Here's a shot of the conditions at the start. It was very wet.

  179.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "I expect these intermediate to be quicker in certain parts on the track but then get eaten up when they hit the dry parts. So it will certainly be an interesting restart but I would expect slicks to be the best tyres for the time being."

  180.  
    LAP 11

    Interesting decision from McLaren who have put Jenson Button on intermediates during the stops. Everyone else, apart from Magnussen who is also on the inters but didn't start, looks to be on dry tyres. Will the gamble pay off?

    Meanwhile, we've seen a replay of Button's pit stop. There was a problem with the rear tyre, which delayed his exit. When he did get away, he is released into the path of a Toro Rosso. He may get a penalty for an unsafe release.

  181.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "This is crucial. They are removing this car much quicker than many people would have been thinking. The guys who have gone to slicks far too early would have been hoping for the safety cars for several laps."

  182.  
    LAP 10

    Nico Rosberg, Valtteri Bottas, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso all pit, but they are going to have lost out massively!

  183.  
    LAP NINE

    The safety car is out! Marcus Ericsson has got out of the car and looks to be unhurt. His Caterham is in a bad way, though.

    Nico Rosberg did not pit, but the likes of Jenson Button, Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton did. They all chose dry tyres.

  184.  
    LAP NINE

    Caterham's Marcus Ericsson has hit the wall in a big way at Turn Three.

  185.  
    LAP EIGHT

    It's a straight forward pass for Lewis Hamilton, who glides past Kimi Raikkonen on the straight for 13th. He'd already dispatched Romain Grosjean earlier in the lap.

  186.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "Jenson wasn't quite as confident as I would have thought he would be when we spoke to him on the grid earlier."

    Button is currently fifth, but is under pressure from Daniel Ricciardo.

  187.  

    Mercedes: Reports of damage to the front wing end plate on the left side - he drove round the same at Hockenheim though... YOU CAN DO THIS LEWIS!!

  188.  
    LAP SEVEN

    Lewis Hamilton runs wide, reporting to his team that the rear end feels loose. He passes Jules Bianchi for 15th, with Romain Grosjean next on his list.

    Meanwhile, his team-mate Nico Rosberg overcooks it at Turn One and slides onto the run-off. However, the German has such a big lead that he comfortablty retains it when he rejoins.

  189.   
    Allan McNish, BBC Radio 5 live analyst

    "The drivers are driving on the wet parts of the straights to cool those [intermediate wet] tyres down."

  190.  
    LAP SIX

    That Red Bull of Sebastian Vettel is able to get close to Valtteri Bottas in the corners, but gets dropped down the pit straight, this making it difficult for the German to get through. Nico Rosberg leads by 6.7 seconds.

  191.  
    LAP FIVE

    Lewis Hamilton motoring now, the 2008 world champion passing Pastor Maldonado, Max Chilton and Kamui Kobayashi to move into 16th. Jules Bianchi is next up the road.

  192.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "As Hamilton went under the bridge he braked and just locked up, his front end plate hit the wall but didn't come off so he is very lucky there."

    Hamilton is still reporting vibrations on team radio

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    Martin: Won't see Rosberg for the rest of the race.

    Jacob Coates: Hamilton must have kicked a black cat and broken a mirror whilst he was stood beneath a ladder.

    Glenn Valencich: So disappointing to watch Ricciardo lose more places at the start. Second-most dropped of all drivers this season I think.

  194.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "Vettel and Bottas both got a better start than Rosberg but as soon as they got through that first corner Rosberg was able to power away."

  195.  
    LAP FOUR

    Sebastian Vettel is all over the back of Valtteri Bottas in the battle for second, with Nico Rosberg running away with this at the front.

    Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, is at last making progress. He's overtakes Marcus Ericsson and then Kevin Magnussen to move into 19th.

  196.  
    LAP THREE

    Jenson Button made a great getaway in the tricky conditions and is already up to fifth. Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton is down in 21st, ahead of Daniil Kvyat, but Marcus Ericsson.

  197.  
    LAP TWO

    Nico Rosberg sets the fastest lap of the race as he opens up a four-second lead over Valtteri Bottas with Sebastian Vettel a further half a second back.

  198.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "Those black lines seem to show contact there on Hamilton's car so we will have to wait and see what happened."

  199.  
    TEAM RADIO

    Lewis Hamilton when asked if he had any damage: "My front left hit the wall, the brakes just gave up."

    Engineer's response: "Brakes' are cold, brakes are cold."

  200.  
    LAP ONE

    Lewis Hamilton is off at Turn Two! Unbelievable. He asks his team to check the car as he thinks he might have hit the wall.

    Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel repasses Fernando Alonso for third. And good news for Felipe Massa fans. He has survived the first lap.

  201. 13:03: 
    GO! GO! GO!

    Nico Rosberg gets a reasonable start, with Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas going with him. Bottas goes around the outside of Vettel at Turn One to take second, with Fernando Alonso taking advantage and nabbing third.

  202.   
    David Coulthard, BBC F1 co-commentator

    "There's a reasonable amount of wet patches on the back of the track which will make things interesting. I don't expect to see a problem with anyone getting away though."

  203. 13:02: 

    Toro Rosso get Daniil Kvyat off the grid and into the pit lane. That's where he'll have to start if they can get him going again.

  204. 13:01: 

    BBC F1 pit lane reporter Tom Clarkson reports that rain is expected in around 25 minutes' time.

  205. 13:00: 
    FORMATION LAP

    Nico Rosberg pulls away from P1 and is followed by all expect for Daniil Kvyat, who reports he has no engine.

  206. 12:59: 

    The tyre blankets are off before the engineers charge off the grid ready for the formation lap.

  207.   
    Andrew Benson, Chief F1 writer

    "The Hungaroring has been the scene of some momentous events in Jenson Button's life. He won his first grand prix there and also on the occasion of his 200th. And he shared most of those highlights with his father John, who died earlier this year. Race day would have been Button Sr's 71st birthday and Jenson is wearing his special pink helmet - in remembrance of John's penchant for pink shirts - again, as he did at Silverstone.

    "'Every day without my dad is emotional,' Button said. 'But when you have a dad like I had, there are many moments through the year that are very emotional and make you smile as he was such a special person. He is madly missed by many people but obviously by his immediate family. It would have been his birthday so start the day with a glass of champagne, hopefully not too much, hopefully have a good result and make him proud.' Button starts seventh, after struggling with inconsistent balance all weekend but finally making progress in qualifying. "Team-mate Kevin Magnussen starts from the pits, needing a chassis change after his crash in the wet at the start of Q3. He was terribly disappointed with himself afterwards, almost as lost for words as Lewis Hamilton had been at Silverstone."

  208. 12:56: 

    Sauber's Adrian Sutil is told by his engineer that all drivers are starting the race on the intermediates.

  209. 12:55: 

    Mercedes have led an impressive 94% of all the laps this season (590 of 628). Between them, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg have led every lap of every race other than the Austrian and Canadian GPs.

    In terms of engine-performance, only eight laps in the entire season have been led by Renault or Ferrari-powered teams combined.

  210. 12:54: 

    The Hungarian Grand Prix arrived on the calendar in 1986 and has not left since. Only Monaco and Monza can boast longer. It was the first circuit in the world to be built specifically for Formula 1 and the first F1 race to take place behind the Iron Curtain.

    The circuit is rarely used at other times during the year, which means it was very dusty when the teams rocked up on Friday for the first practice session.

    Even when the drivers got down to lay some rubber down, it remains dirty - and therefore less grip is available - off-line. Those conditions, combined with the tight and twisty circuit, makes overtaking very difficult.

  211.   
    Andrew Benson, Chief F1 writer

    "Fernando Alonso starts in his familiar fifth place on the grid and very pleased - in the context of this season - he was about it, too. 'Starting P5 on the clean side probably will give us the possibility to overtake some cars the start which will put us in a good position for the race," the Spaniard said. 'We have some forecasts for rain and the important thing is to be in the first group of cars and that will change our race hopefully. Red Bull is a little bit weak this year at the starts so (beating them off the line) is our aim.'

    "Team-mate Kimi Raikkonen paid the price of the team thinking his first time in Q1 was good enough to see him through, even though it was 0.7secs off Alonso's. He sat in the pits and watched himself tumble down the timesheets, and finally be knocked out by Jules Bianchi's Marussia. "the plan was to go out again. The team said we were fine. I questioned it a few times, are we 100% sure, and the end result you can see. Obviously we have to improve, to do things differently because we can see there are weaknesses in the system. It makes it very difficult for the race because of the circuit we are in but we try to do the best we can.'"

  212. 12:53: 
    Fans

    The skies look brighter, the track remains wet and the grandstands are packed. It's almost time for a motor race!

  213. 12:52: 
    Tyrrell

    Victory for Mercedes at the Hungaroring today would be the team's 23rd Formula 1 race win. That would move them level with Tyrrell and into a share of ninth in the all-time list.

    When was Tyrrell's last win I hear you ask? Well it was the 1983 Detroit Grand Prix where Italian Michele Alboreto won.

  214. 12:51: 
    MY FIRST WIN
    Damon Hill wins the Hungarian GP in 1993
  215. 12:50: 

    In the last eight Hungarian Grands Prix, six of the races have been won by a British driver - Lewis Hamilton (4) and Jenson Button (2).

    Interestingly, the last two rain-affected races at the Hungaroring were won by Button, in 2006 and 2011.

  216.   
    Andrew Benson, Chief F1 writer

    "Much of the driver market gossip this weekend has centred on the futures of Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel, following a report in a German magazine that Mercedes are interested in the four-time world champion. Mercedes denied it outright. But that focus rather ignores the main issue this season, which is whether Jenson Button will keep his seat at McLaren, and by extension F1. McLaren, who are very keen on trying to prise Fernando Alonso from Ferrari for either 2015 or 2016, are undecided, but Button made it clear on Saturday where he stood.

    "'My interest is to race in F1,' Button said. You have a tough day yesterday and a tough morning and it hurts like hell because I want to be competitive and I want to be fighting, but you have a reasonable qualifying and you are back on track. You want to race forever. In F1 the emotions are all over the place. It is highs, it is lows. I have lived my life like that for a long time and I want to continue my life like that - hopefully with more highs and lows. I am young and fat and enjoy what I do for a living and I don't want that to change."

  217.  

    Mercedes: @nico_rosberg out testing the water (literally) on the inters now - it's all go here in Budapest, and the lights haven't even gone out!

  218. 12:49: 

    McLaren's Jenson Button says that there is lots of standing water dotted around the track. What an opening few laps we have in store, eh?

  219. 12:48: 
    TEAM RADIO

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo: "The inter was better. There are a couple of points with aquaplaning which makes it a bit dodgy but overall it's quicker."

  220. 12:47: 
    Jenson Button

    We have not had rainfall during a race since the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix, which McLaren's Jenson Button won. We have had 29 races since. The most recent rain-affected Hungarian Grand Prix was in 2011 (and only one other, in 2006).

    Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the radar suggests there will be more rain during the race.

  221. 12:46: 
    Fernando Alonso wins the 2003 Hungarian Grand Prix

    Fernando Alonso scored his maiden Formula 1 win back in 2003 for Renault. It was a record-breaker at the time as he became the youngest driver to win a F1 race at 22 years 26 days.

    Unfortunately, he had the record taken off him by Sebastian Vettel, who triumphed for Toro Rosso in the 2008 Italian Grand Prix aged 21 years 73 days. Alonso has also not won in Hungary since.

  222.  
    McLaren

    McLaren: @JensonButton takes a seat. The pit lane's still looking quite wet after an earlier downpour. #HungarianGP

  223.   
    Andrew Benson, Chief F1 writer
    Valtteri Bottas

    "Valtteri Bottas put in another starring performance to land the Williams third on the grid, and admitted the position was 'maybe a little bit of a surprise' on a track on which Williams had expected to struggle relatively compared to the last few races. But a new rear wing helped improve their downforce.

    "'The nature of the track in theory is not the best for us, but we've been able to work well as a team to bring some updates, which really worked well,' he said. Team-mate Felipe Massa was three places and nearly a second further back. He was working all weekend with an older version of floor following his crash at the start of the German Grand Prix, and that cost him about 0.2 seconds, tech chief Pat Symonds said. The rest Massa put down to traffic on his final lap."

  224. 12:44: 
    Nico Rosberg and Felipe Massa

    Nico Rosberg and Felipe Massa looked in good spirits at the drivers' parade earlier on. Luckily for them, the rain held off so they didn't get soaked.

  225. 12:43: 
    TEAM RADIO

    "It's very slippery out here," says Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton. "It's almost too wet for inters." His team-mate Nico Rosberg agrees.

  226. 12:42: 
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  227. 12:39: 
    Nigel Mansell 1989

    Jenson Button's maiden win from 14th on the grid in 2006 is the biggest climb from starting position to victory in Hungary.

    The next most impressive drive through the field came from the moustachioed Nigel Mansell, who scored a win from 12th in 1989.

    The duo are the only drivers in the history of the race to win from beyond the first two rows of the grid. Can Lewis Hamilton make it three?

  228.  

    McLaren's Jenson Button: Happy Birthday Dad, it's not the same down here without you... Miss you.... RIPPapa

  229. 12:37: 
    Do you remember when?- Jenson Button finally won his first F1 race
    Jenson Button

    The year was 2006. The race the Hungarian Grand Prix. Jenson Button had started 112 races and not once managed to stand on top of the podium.

    All that changed in 2006, when in tricky conditions, Button guided his Honda from 14th on the grid to victory. Since then, he has won 14 more races and the world championship in 2009. Watch highlights here.

  230.   
    Andrew Benson, Chief F1 writer
    Sebastian Vettel

    "Sebastian Vettel has been having a better weekend in Hungary than has been typical this season and out-qualified team-mate Daniel Ricciardo for only the fourth time this season. And in second on the grid he has a chance potentially to mix it with Nico Rosberg in the race - although the Red Bull was still a fair bit slower than the Mercedes on race pace on Friday.

    "Vettel said: 'I don't think I was that much quicker, I think it was fairly close all qualifying and practice as well. Since yesterday afternoon the car seemed to be coming my way a little bit and naturally then you pick up some pace.' Ricciardo was disappointed, saying he had 'struggled to get the tyres in and it felt like everything wasn't up to temperature. Fourth was a bit of an under-achievement here.'"

  231.  
    Get involved- #bbcf1

    Charlie Eustace: I want to make a prediction. Lewis Hamilton will finish 7th today (due to Hungaroring traffic)

    Paul Farey: Poor old Lewis, on a rotten run of luck. Will probably get his Mercedes stolen next week to complete an unwanted insurance hat trick.

  232. 12:35: 

    Pastor Maldonado is off the track - and the race hasn't even started yet. The Venezuelan bounces across the gravel after aquaplaning, gets very close to the barriers and then rejoins.

  233. 12:34: 

    Williams have decided to wait in the garage for a bit, while others head out and essentially dry the track.

  234. 12:32: 

    The pit lane has opened for business, with full wet tyres the rubber of choice for the the trip around to the grid.

  235. 12:30: 
    STAT ATTACK
    Hungaroring circuit guide The Hungarian Grand Prix has been staged at the Hungaroring since 1986

    Venue: Hungaroring, Budapest Circuit length: 4.381km Laps: 70 Race distance: 306.630km Lap record: 1min 19.071secs (Michael Schumacher, 2004) Number of corners: 14 (8 left/6 right)

    2013 pole position: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1min 19.388secs 2013 winner: Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 2013 fastest lap: Mark Webber (Red Bull) 1min 24.069secs

    2013 winning strategy: 3 stops (laps 9, 31, 50) 2013 total race pit stops: 56 2013 total 'normal' overtakes: 9 2013 DRS-aided overtakes: 14

  236. 12:28: 
    Fans

    After the disappointing attendance at Hockenheim, it's great to see so many fans at the Hungaroring across the weekend. It's a shame for them that the weather has tailed off today, but if the wet stuff sticks around, it should make a great race.

  237.  
    Force India

    Force India: Rain has stopped. Time to talk tactics in the garage before we head to the grid.

  238. 12:26: 

    The rain has eased off but the track remains wet.

  239. 12:25:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Radio 5 live's F1 team will hit the airwaves at 12:55 BST, with the lights going out at 13:00. The pit lane opens at 12:30, when the drivers will leave the comfort of their garage to drive round to the grid. We'll have race highlights on BBC One at 17:10.

  240.   
    Andrew Benson, Chief F1 writer
    Nico Rosberg

    "Nico Rosberg said all the right things after qualifying at the front with his team-mate at the back. Secretly, surely, he must have been thrilled that Hamilton had hit yet more trouble - especially when he looked a strong favourite for pole. But he did not betray it publicly. 'That's been a pity for the team,' Rosberg said. 'Not a good thing definitely and we need to keep on working on that. That's reliability.

    "'Also, I would be prefer to be out there battling with Lewis. That would give me the maximum adrenalin rush.' He admitted it would change his approach to the race. 'It makes it easier of course, because he's my competitor number one,' Rosberg said, 'so I will play it even more safe and just really try and avoid any unnecessary things happening and make sure to get as many points as possible because it's really a free opportunity.'"

  241.  
    Get involved- #bbcf1

    Waѕiyullah Budye: Another thrilling race awaits. Forecast weather. Rosberg on pole & Hamilton starting from pit lane. Lewis up for yet another challenge

    Wadey Wilson: Poor reliability is ruining what could have been a classic season with Hamilton battling Rosberg #F1 #bbcf1 Hamilton FTW #TeamLH

  242. 12:23: 
    THE GRID

    1) Rosberg 2) Vettel 3) Bottas 4) Ricciardo 5) Alonso 6) Massa 7) Button 8) Vergne 9) Hulkenberg 10) Kvyat

    11) Sutil 12) Perez 13) Gutierrez 14) Grosjean 15) Bianchi 16) Raikkonen 17) Kobayashi 18) Max Chilton 19) Marcus Ericsson 20) Pastor Maldonado

    From the pitlane: Magnussen and Hamilton

  243. 12:20: 

    Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado has had a gearbox change which means he moves from 20th and last to, er, 20th and last.

  244. 12:18: 

    As Mercedes said below, McLaren's Kevin Magnussen is starting in the pit lane too after the team had to change the chassis and gearbox following a crash in the final part of qualifying, when he was caught about by the wet conditions.

  245.  

    Mercedes:‏ To confirm: @LewisHamilton will start from pit lane - behind @KevinMagnussen, who did post a timed lap during qualifying.

  246.   
    Andrew Benson, Chief F1 writer
    Lewis Hamilton

    "What can Lewis Hamilton hope for out of this race? Last week in Germany, from 20th on the grid, he fought up from the back to third, and it could have been second had he not damaged his front wing on Jenson Button's McLaren, but the Hungaroring is a wholly different prospect and he is starting from the pit lane. 'This is a track that you can't really overtake on,' he said. 'I think I'll struggle to get into the top 10 tomorrow, or at least the top five.

    "'I'll probably leave here more than 20 points behind Nico, but there are still races to go.' Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff was more optimistic, though. He - like McLaren's Jenson Button - reckoned Hamilton could still get on to the podium, but admitted it might take an offset strategy to do it. Rain, which is forecast, would certainly help, too."

  247.  

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo: Best part of my week. Race day

    Caterham's Marcus Ericsson: ‏One of the most difficult weekends of my season so far.

  248. 12:16: 

    It's absolutely tipping it down at the Hungaroring, the grid girls strolling onto the grid with big golfing umbrellas to protect them from the elements.

  249.  

    Mercedes' driver Lewis Hamilton: As a team, we need to do better. I will not give up!!

  250. 12:12: 

    Heavy clouds have been lingering over the Hungaroring all morning and in the last few minutes, I can confirm that the first few rain drops have fallen. Still 48 minutes to go until the start of the race.

  251. 12:09: 
    Felipe Massa

    It's race day! Welcome to our live coverage of the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, a venue located around 10 miles or so outside the capital Budapest.

  252. 12:06: 

    After watching one of his drivers take pole and the other see his hopes go up in smoke, Mercedes co-team boss Toto Wolff said: "I'm devastated for Lewis.

    "We are working flat out to give both drivers the best possible car. A Mercedes in flames is not what we want to show the world. I'm sorry to Lewis and all his fans."

  253.   
    Andrew Benson, Chief F1 writer

    "Lewis Hamilton must be beginning to wonder if he has committed some heinous crime in a previous life for which he is now paying, so rotten has his luck been this season. Blessed with a truly title-winning car for the first time in years, Hamilton has hit problem after problem. He is four-one down to Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in terms of major reliability issues and this latest one will be particularly painful.

    "Wanting - needing - to beat Rosberg in Hungary and reduce his points deficit, and looking super-quick all weekend, Hamilton's car burst into flames before he had even done a flying lap in qualifying, and he will start from the pit lane after the team needed to build up a new car around a new chassis. 'I can't really believe it but it's the way it is and I just have to now put my focus on the race,' Hamilton said. 'I can't tell you on TV what I thought. I couldn't believe it but these things are sent to try us and how I come out of it is what's important.'"

  254. 12:03: 
    Lewis Hamilton

    Another race, another fight back through the field required for Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver starts from the pit lane after his car went up in flames on in qualifying.

    That was the sixth successive qualifying session in which something has gone wrong for Hamilton and it was unsurprising that the team let him forgo his written media commitments so that he could leave the track early.

    Hamilton, though, is a fighter and as he tweeted, the 2008 world champion has no intention of giving up. With that in mind, today's race could be a cracker.

  255. 12:00: 
    Lewis Hamilton

    After a fire put Lewis Hamilton out of qualifying, two-time CART champion, ex-F1 driver and double Paralympic gold medallist Alex Zanardi, who had his legs amputated following a crash in 2001, took to Twitter.

    "Keep looking the ground, avoid smiling if you don't feel like, but don't give up," said the Italian. "You're the best and you can still make it."

    Hamilton replied: "Thank you so much for all your support Alex, I won't give up!!"

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Formula 1 World Championship 2014

Position Driver Team Pts
1 Great Britain L Hamilton Mercedes 291
2 Germany N Rosberg Mercedes 274
3 Australia D Ricciardo Red Bull 199
4 Finland V Bottas Williams 145
5 Germany S Vettel Red Bull 143
6 Spain F Alonso Ferrari 141
7 Great Britain J Button McLaren 94
8 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India 76
9 Brazil F Massa Williams 71
10 Denmark K Magnussen McLaren 49
11 Mexico S Perez Force India 47
12 Finland K Raikkonen Ferrari 47
13 France J Vergne Toro Rosso 21
14 France R Grosjean Lotus 8
15 Russia D Kvyat Toro Rosso 8
17 Germany A Sutil Sauber 0
18 Sweden M Ericsson Caterham 0
19 Venezuela P Maldonado Lotus 0
20 Mexico E Gutierrez Sauber 0
21 Great Britain M Chilton Marussia 0
22 Japan K Kobayashi Caterham 0

Results

After 60 of 61 laps
Position Driver Team

Race stopped at 60 laps

1 Great Britain L Hamilton Mercedes
2 Germany S Vettel Red Bull
3 Australia D Ricciardo Red Bull
4 Spain F Alonso Ferrari
5 Brazil F Massa Williams
6 France J Vergne Toro Rosso
7 Mexico S Perez Force India
8 Finland K Raikkonen Ferrari
9 Germany N Hulkenberg Force India
10 Denmark K Magnussen McLaren
11 Finland V Bottas Williams
12 Venezuela P Maldonado Lotus
13 France R Grosjean Lotus
14 Russia D Kvyat Toro Rosso
15 Sweden M Ericsson Caterham
16 France J Bianchi Marussia
17 Great Britain M Chilton Marussia
18 Great Britain J Button (ret.) McLaren
19 Germany A Sutil (ret.) Sauber
20 Mexico E Gutierrez (ret.) Sauber
21 Germany N Rosberg (ret.) Mercedes
22 Japan K Kobayashi (ret.) Caterham

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