Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain sprays champagne on the podium after winning the Hungarian Formula One race at the Hungaroring racetrack, near Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, July 28, 2013. (AP / Luca Bruno)
Published Sunday, July 28, 2013 10:22AM EDT
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to clinch his first victory of a frustrating season.
Kimi Raikkonen was second after holding off a strong late challenge from Sebastian Vettel, who was third ahead of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber.
Hamilton's first year with Mercedes has been tricky, and he came into the race with low expectations of victory despite securing his fourth pole this season.
He managed his tires wisely to get the 22nd GP win of his career and the first since the United States GP last November. Prior to Hungary, he had been third three times.
Hamilton remains too far behind to mount a serious title challenge as the season takes its mid-season summer break.
Alonso finished fifth to slip further behind Vettel overall.