Ricciardo and Bottas clash after Aussie's overtaking masterclass

Fortunately, the Red Bull driver's auto survived the encounter and Ricciardo put himself in overtake mode, progressively moving up the order on the back of a collection of signature moves.

"Their pace has been stronger, they have gained more pace on the straights from nowhere, but we have operated better and been better on strategy".

Bottas was on the ultra-softs and so he had to pit, allowing Vettel to take second place.

"We could control the pace, but then the rear tyres started to go and I tried to defend as best I could and, in the end, I just ended up being a mess with a broken auto".

Lewis Hamilton strengthened his push for a fifth world title by increasing his championship lead to 24 points on Sunday as he claimed a convincing victory for Mercedes in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Mercedes star Hamilton is on 213 points with Vettel on 189 and his Ferrari teammate Raikkonen on 146.

The Mercedes driver had earlier clashed with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, whilst the German had gone ahead of him. When I was hit, from behind, I was not sure what had happened.

'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'.

"Don't forget, the priority for the team is to win the race and the Teams' championship".

In a race effectively decided by Saturday's wet qualifying, when Mercedes locked out the front row of the grid against expectation, Hamilton was never challenged.

"Start was hectic, got beaten around a little bit and then managed to find my way through, so that was fun".

To Vettel's credit, he did his best to damage the limitation after his off-colour qualifying display, but Ferrari had the quicker vehicle this weekend.

The Finn was named a "sensational wingman" by Toto Wolff after the race - a comment that didn't go down well with Bottas.

"Well first of all, "wingman" hurts", said Bottas. "Secondly, I don't see any positives in this race for me. I think what we did was OK". Kimi Raikkonen realised on Lap 10 that the switch for his drinks bottle was not connected - and wanted to know whether he was pouring his water into the cockpit, or if the entire thing was empty.

Ricciardo, starting 12th, finished fourth but his Dutch teammate Max Verstappen retired early on with a Renault engine failure that infuriated both driver and team boss Christian Horner.

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