Lewis Hamilton and his ever-changing hairstyle claimed victory on Sunday in Hungary as he extended his points lead over Sebastian Vettel heading into the summer break. America needs a summer break, run on that platform and you get my vote 9 out of 10 times assuming you aren’t wearing a red hat with white lettering on it that isn’t Marlboro.
Hamilton put his Mercedes on the pole Saturday thanks to a torrential downpour that leveled the gap between the Silver Arrows and Ferrari. On Sunday with a dry circuit, everyone assumed the Ferrari’s would be able to eat the Mercedes alive like an Eli Roth film but instead the exact opposite happened.
At a circuit where Mercedes should have struggled and Ferrari should have dominated it was the exact opposite. Ferrari instead attempted to use strategy to win the race and it was a strategy that never stood a chance without a safety car. Ferrari called for “plan C” and Vettel obliged but we can only assume plan C was enacted because plan A was to pass the Mercs on the start and plan B was to have Kimi give him the lead.
Vettel led for 14 laps in the middle of the race as the strategy played out but as soon as he pitted Hamilton reclaimed the lead and drove his cheery self to another victory. Basically that’s the whole race summary for the lead.
It was Bottas that had everyone talking at the end of the race. Referred to on the interwebs as “Robottas” because he’s literally a creation from the show Humans went a little haywire at the end. Two incidents with Vettel and Daniel Riccardo had everyone wondering how a guy with no heartbeat lost his cool.