Lewis Hamilton has won the 2012 F1 Hungarian Grand Prix with Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen and Romain Grosjean getting places on the podium.
It was one of the most entertaining races in recent history. Formula 1 has often been criticised for its non-eventful races, but the Hungarian Grand Prix more than lived up to its rich history in 2012. Most of the race was centered around the battle between Hamilton and Grosjean, and at times it looked like the young Frenchman had what it took to topple the former world champion. A slight delay in the pits costed Grosjean a potential first place, but then, it was Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen who shocked everyone by putting in a great second stint on the option tyre, and following his pit stop, came out in front of Grosjean and took the attack right to the race leader.
With 10 laps to go, Lewis Hamilton was managing to keep Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen at a gap of 1 second. After such an impressive first half of the race, Romain Grosjean looked to be down and out and slumped to 3rd place, it looked as though Sebastian Vettel was going to get a spot on the podium, but a forced pit stop ended the defending champion's chances of a finish in the top 3. RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen's tyres looked to die away in the final stages of the race, and he couldn't catch Lewis Hamilton who managed to get the race win by 1 second.
Lewis Hamilton picks up his second race win of the 2012 Formula 1 World Championship and gets some valuable points as the season moves into its mid-year break.
One of the big talking points post race was the "incident" between Lotus-Renault teammates Romain Grosjean and Kimi RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen at turn 1 when after being released from the pits, RÃ¤ikkÃ¶nen went onto track side by side with Grosjean and the two made slight contact in the corner. Grosjean was quick to play down any harsh feelings towards his teammate when confronted by the media.