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Hamilton snatches championship lead

Nico Rosberg once held a 43 point lead in the 2016 Formula One World Championship.

Following Lewis Hamilton's 48th career win, Rosberg now trails Hamilton by 6 points. It's been quite a swing by the Mercedes duo.

Hamilton's early season form was often down to reliability issues and that may lead to a second kick in teeth later in the season in the form of grid penalties for breaking engine regulations.

But for now Hamilton is now in pole position to take a fourth Formula One World Championship.

Ironically however, it looked as though luck was going to be on Rosberg's side in Hungary.

In qualifying there was a distinct possibility that not only could Lewis Hamilton have beaten him, but also Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo.

But a spinning Fernando Alonso gave a huge advantage to Nico Rosberg to [rightly or wrongly] capitalise and claim pole position.

But Rosberg could not capitalise on his pole position as he lost out to Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo in the first corner.

'It was all down to the start in the end and I lost out, I ran out of space and that was it really.' Rosberg told the media after the race.

Rosberg took second place back with an excellent move on the Red Bull a few turns later, but the loss of seven points to Hamilton has crucially handed Hamilton an advantage in the championship.








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Date:Monday July 25 2016

Time: 12:00PM

 

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