Hamilton dominates from start to finish to win Hungarian Grand Prix
July 29, 2012 -- Updated 1522 GMT (2322 HKT)
Lewis Hamilton celebrates his superb victory in the Hungary Grand Prix in traditional style.
- Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix from pole
- Lotus pair Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean second and third
- Fernando Alonso finishes fifth to maintain title lead
- Two-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel fourth
(CNN) -- McLaren's Lewis Hamilton controlled the race from start to finish to win the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday to revive his title hopes.
The 2008 world champion made the most of pole position to cross the line at Hungaroring ahead of Lotus pair Kimi Raikkonen of Finland and France's Romain Grosjean.
It was the second win of the season for Britain's Hamilton, who was fastest in both practice sessions Friday and then dominated qualifying.
Spain's Fernando Alonso of Ferrari finished fifth to maintain his lead in the title race.
Two-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel of Germany took fourth for Red Bull.
I am looking forward to the continuation of the championship. A long way to go and a lot of work to do but we have shown we can compete
Hamilton's teammate Jenson Button finished sixth ahead of Bruno Senna of Brazil in the Williams.
Mark Webber in the second Red Bull, Ferrari's Felipe Massa and Nico Rosberg for Mercedes completed the points scoring.
Alonso has a 40 point lead in the championship standings with Vettel two points further adrift in third and Hamilton in fourth.
Hamilton led the championship before a recent poor run, but after the mid-season break will clearly be a force in an improved McLaren with nine of the 20 races to go.
"I am looking forward to the continuation of the championship. A long way to go and a lot of work to do but we have shown we can compete. It is very, very close but we are going to give it all we can," he told the post-race media conference.
It was the 19th win of his 101-race F1 career and it only came under threat towards the finish as he held off Raikkonen on worn tires.
Raikkonen was unhappy that his car's kinetic energy recovery system (Kers) was faulty.
"We came second, it's not enough, but we had some problems with the Kers," said the former world champion.
"We had some speed and we'll try to win the next race. At least we are up there all the time and we put ourselves in a good position but we are not happy until we win."
Seven-time champion Michael Schumacher endured a miserable afternoon, with his Mercedes having to start from the pit lane after its engine cut out on the grid.
He was late given a penalty for speeding in the pit lane and came home 24th and last.
Part of complete coverage on
March 15, 2014 -- Updated 0108 GMT (0908 HKT)
The big winners of this Formula One season could be road drivers rather than F1 racers, according to one former world champion.
March 14, 2014 -- Updated 1730 GMT (0130 HKT)
The Williams team welcomes the biggest rule changes to Formula One cars for a generation.
March 13, 2014 -- Updated 1916 GMT (0316 HKT)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton sums up the dawn of a new Formula One era in three juicy words -- weird, mind-blowing and challenging.
March 12, 2014 -- Updated 1216 GMT (2016 HKT)
Formula One is taking another step in its techno evolution this season, which could be more unpredictable than it has been for a long time.
February 24, 2014 -- Updated 2255 GMT (0655 HKT)
Despite being a sport well into its seventh decade, only two women have ever driven in Formula 1 but Susie Wolff hopes to become the third.
February 24, 2014 -- Updated 1736 GMT (0136 HKT)
Jann Mardenborough on the similarities and differences between driving a race on a video game and driving a real F1 car.
February 22, 2014 -- Updated 1226 GMT (2026 HKT)
How Russian president Vladimir Putin helped turn a muddy hole in the ground into a $400 million futuristic grand prix track in Sochi.
February 21, 2014 -- Updated 0013 GMT (0813 HKT)
Vilified by the the international community for his government's attitude on gay rights, Russian president Vladimir Putin has found an ally.
January 22, 2014 -- Updated 1217 GMT (2017 HKT)
CNN's Rosie Tomkins speaks to Caterham F1 owner Tony Fernandes on the team's driver line-up for 2014.
March 13, 2014 -- Updated 1613 GMT (0013 HKT)
He is Formula One's undisputed No. 1, and next season Sebastian Vettel will have proof of that fact emblazoned on his Red Bull.
December 4, 2013 -- Updated 1633 GMT (0033 HKT)
A new era of F1 looms large on the horizon in 2014, but what do the new rules mean for how we watch the sport? Get up to speed here.
October 17, 2013 -- Updated 1056 GMT (1856 HKT)
Explore our interactive of one of F1's most important and complicated pieces of kit.
Today's five most popular stories