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Vettel dedicates victory to Bianchi

The Hungarian Grand Prix was an emotional one for all those connected to Formula One.

Coming less than a week after the death of former Marussia and Ferrari development driver Jules Bianchi and just days after the Frenchman's funeral.

Ahead of the race the drivers placed their crash helmets around Bianchi's at the front of the grid and linked arms in a circle around them.

It was a touching tribute during both a minute silence and the Hungarian national anthem.

The race of the season followed with lots of incidents and drama, leading to Sebastian Vettel taking the victory for Ferrari.

Considering everyone in Formula One believing that this would have been the path taken by Bianchi, it was a fitting victory for Ferrari.

The German driver said over the team radio: 'Merci, Jules. Cette victoire est pour toi.' [Thank you, Jules. This victory is for you].

Before adding in English: 'You will always be in our hearts. We know sooner or later you would have been in this team.' .

Bianchi became the first driver in 21 years to die as a result of an incident in a Formula One race, the last was the great Ayrton Senna who Vettel equalled for all-time Formula One victories with this Grand Prix win.

The brilliant Brazilian won 41 races between 1984 and 1994 a record which was equalled by Vettel.

During the press conference Vettel added: 'Mentioning Sennaís record is something incredible. I donít know how to put this in words. I think nevertheless today is for Jules and his family. I think thatís bigger than everything else.








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Date:Wednesday July 29 2015

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