McLaren are back on top after having their hopes dashed a couple of weeks ago by a puncture in Germany.
After the lottery of qualifying with the rain during Q2 in Germany it was easy to speculate that McLaren were back with a competitive car. However, any hopes of the podium finish that we all anticipated were dashed when Hamilton had a touch which caused a puncture while pulling into a KERS assisted lead at the first corner.
We had to wait another two weeks before Hamilton was able to show what the new car was really capable of around the Hungaroring.
Hamilton did not put a foot wrong the whole weekend.
Q1 was nearly half way through the 20 minute session before he completed his first flying lap in 1:21.791 which put him into second behind Raikkonen. About twenty seconds later Vettel, and then Webber posted identical times of 1:21.590 on each of their second flying laps. Another fast lap by Hamilton and then back into the pits leaves him dropping down to sixth and eventually eighth before changing his tyres and having another go.
Q3 saw him 4th on the grid behind Alonso, Vettel and Webber.
The race was perfectly driven. A place was gained at the start, then he got passed Webber after 11 laps and then led the race to the end.
Well done Lewis.