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Sebastian Vettel wins the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday in a Ferrari one-two that stretched his championship lead to 14 points after Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton bravely give up third place to his team-mate Valtteri Bottas.

Vettel understood on the grid that his car’s steering was trouble, but he stays on ahead of team-mate Raikkonen, following Kimi constantly told the team over the radio that he was much quicker than the German, who consequently brought both Mercedes cars back into play by holding his team-mate up.

Ultimately the German, savoring his fourth win of the season and 46th of his F1 career, took the chequered flag 0.9 seconds ahead of team-mate Kimi.

“Everybody inside the team can be very happy and proud of what we have done today! Afterwards, I said to Kimi that I was sorry, because I was slow and struggling during the race. For Kimi it was not good to be there in the middle of a sandwich.” Vettel said

“Kimi had good pace and could go a lot faster than me for the majority of the race,” the German acknowledged.

“It was a tough race that, in the end, kept a good shape. I developed a problem with the steering wheel and I don’t know why yet. We need to avoid it happening again of course, but during the race I didn’t have an option. It’s not like parking the car, check if everything’s all right and then fix the problem. It was quite annoying because it was a strange feeling. But then, at some point, I forgot about it and just tried to get used to it, which was tricky because it just kept changing and getting worse.”

“However, in the end the pace was still there. More generally, I don’t like the short term view that some people have, that after a good race everything is great and you are the hero, but after a bad race it is a disaster. It is not fair because people work hard spending a lot of time, working all together on the car. In my opinion, we have the best car and downforce which, hasn’t been the case for many years. In the end we can make a difference and we have done that so far.” He added

“We have our testing days here next week and we have a lot of work to do. After that there will be the Belgian GP. Our car has been good there and I think we have some improvements, so it should be fine.”

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