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Lewis Hamilton dominates the Hungarian Grand Prix

SUCCESS: Lewis Hamilton

LEWIS HAMILTON said he's "over the moon" after winning in Hungary to take a major step towards sealing a fifth Formula One world championship.

The Englishman ruled from start-to-finish with a commanding performance to finish ahead of Sebastian Vettel, extending his lead to 24 points.

Hamilton laid the foundations for his triumph by blowing away the opposition to secure his victory on Sunday (Jul 29). He crossed the line 17 seconds clear.

Vettel recovered from fourth to second as he executed a different tyre strategy to Hamilton and Co, while passing Valtteri Bottas with just five laps remaining.

Speaking after his win, Hamilton said: "I am really, really happy to be going into the break with back-to-back wins, and that boost will last a long time for our team, and that is encouraging for everyone.”

Speaking on the sweltering conditions and how it may have affected his performance, the champion added: "I was sweating. You know. It was so hot. Physical but I was obviously able to manage the pace. I think it’s the last part here that really kills me, when I go and celebrate with my team, but a big thank you to everyone back at the factory."

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