The British Lewis Hamilton has won the 33rd Hungarian Grand Prix, defeating his great rivals, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Räikkönen.
The defending titleholder and four time world champion Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes’s British pilot, won the 33rd Formula-1 Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday in Mogyoród, thereby increasing his lead to 24 points in the points race over the second place finisher Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari’s German pilot. He was yet again the recipient of the Herend Trophy, as once again this year the Herend Porcelain Manufactory was the official prize provider of the Grand Prix.
The winning pilot of the Grand Prix received a large trophy vase; painting it had taken approximately one hundred and sixty work hours. The second and third place finishers could count on somewhat smaller relics, but even these had taken approximately one hundred and forty hours to complete. The team with the winning pilot received a plate; its handiwork was the most time consuming of all, taking 220 hours to gain its final form. All the items depict the Chain Bridge and Buda Castle, and the F1 logo. The Herend Porcelain Manufactory first produced Formula 1 prizes in 2006, and even though the top three did not receive a porcelain piece each and every year, the participants of the race greatly appreciate the trophy. Sebastian Vettel even mentioned in 2015 that following his first Hungarian triumph, he only got a “plain” cup. Hungaroring management instantly took action and gifted the four time world champion of Ferrari with a Herend piece.
Hamilton and Vettel photos: “MTI photo: Tamás Kovács”