Hungary has provided a little bit of excitement in an otherwise monotonous Formula 1 World Championship this year.
Daniel Ricciardo prevailed to climb to the top of the podium for the second time this season, but it could quite easily have been Spain’s Fernando Alonso.
The Ferrari driver delivered a master class but could only manage second place after Ricciardo past him with three laps to go.
Hamilton is getting used to comeback drives and after starting from the pit lane crossed the line for a stunning third place finish.
World championship leader Nico Rosberg took fourth place despite starting from the pole position. Marcos Ericsson’s accident before the tenth lap appeared to effect the German.
Hamilton even refused team orders to let Rosberg pass by during the race – a move that might produce some heated words between the pair behind the scenes at Mercedes.
But Rosberg is still on the top of the overall standings and now enjoys an eleven-point lead over teammate lewis Hamilton.
For Mercedes, this race will serve as a wake-up call after winning the first nine races from ten – now 11.
Red Bull and Ferrari have finally made a stand.