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Lewis Hamilton taken Hungarian GP and F1 points lead

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix for a record fifth time on Sunday to take the Formula One championship lead from teammate Nico Rosberg, who finished second.

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third, followed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Max Verstappen of Red Bull.

Hamilton has five victories this season for 192 points, with Rosberg at 186.

Hamilton started second but passed Rosberg, the pole-sitter, on Turn 1 and went on to win by 1.977 seconds.

"The start was everything," said Hamilton, who broke a tie with Michael Schumacher for most wins at the Hungaroring. "I got a good start. I had one of the Red Bulls on the inside so I was pressured quite a lot into turn one. What a day!"

Ricciardo also briefly passed Rosberg at the start before the Mercedes driver pulled back ahead.

NHRA: John Force and Tony Schumacher earned their first victories this season at the Mile-High Nationals in Denver. Force, 67, beat daughter Courtney in the Funny Car final for his record-extending 144th career win. Schumacher won in Top Fuel, Allen Johnson in Pro Stock and Andrew Hines in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Lewis Hamilton taken Hungarian GP and F1 points lead 07/24/16 [Last modified: Sunday, July 24, 2016 9:31pm]
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