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Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Lewis Hamilton broke his drought on a sweltering Sunday, winning the Hungarian Grand Prix to match Michael Schumacher's track record of four wins.

Not that the Mercedes driver expected to win his first race since the United States GP in November, saying beforehand he would need "a miracle" despite starting on the pole for the third time in a row.

"I was hungry for it (Sunday)," said Hamilton, who broke a 10-race losing streak. "I was going for every move I could."

Hamilton finished 10.9 seconds better than Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus and 12.4 ahead of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel, who still got a step closer to his fourth straight Formula One title.

Mercedes has been quick in qualifying all season but has struggled with tires during race day. But this time the Pirelli tires held up on a Hungaroring track that got up to 123 degrees.

Vettel was frustrated at failing to overtake Raikkonen late. "I would have loved the race to have been a bit longer," he said.

Vettel has 172 points, 38 in front of Raikkonen and 39 ahead of Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso, who finished fifth.

NHRA: Ron Capps earned his second Funny Car victory this season, defeating 15-time series champion John Force in the final of the Sonoma (Calif.) Nationals with a run of 4.085 seconds at 307.79 mph. Shawn Langdon won the Top Fuel final, defeating Morgan Lucas. Vincent Nobile topped Pro Stock, and Hector Arana Jr. captured Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix 07/28/13 [Last modified: Sunday, July 28, 2013 9:45pm]
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