Skip to main content
Part of complete coverage on

Daniel Ricciardo wins in Hungary as Lewis Hamilton stirs up a storm

updated 11:26 AM EDT, Sun July 27, 2014
Daniel Ricciardo celebrates his superb victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix for Red Bull.
Daniel Ricciardo celebrates his superb victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix for Red Bull.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Daniel Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix for Red Bull
  • Fernando Alonso takes fine second in his Ferrari
  • Lewis Hamilton in third after starting from pit lane
  • Hamilton ignored team orders to move over for Nico Rosberg

Follow us at @WorldSportCNN and like us on Facebook

(CNN) -- Daniel Ricciardo drove the race of his young life to secure an unlikely victory for Red Bull Sunday in an incident-packed Hungarian Grand Prix which saw Lewis Hamilton ignore Mercedes team orders to let title leader Nico Rosberg through.

Australia's Ricciardo overtook two-time world champion Fernando Alonso of Ferrari for the lead on lap 68 of 70 at the Hungaroring for his second victory of the season.

Lewis Hamilton claimed the final podium spot after starting from the pit lane and spinning off the track on the first lap with Rosberg in fourth place.

What it takes to produce a Grand Prix champ
Rosberg's lessons from World Champion father
Rosberg: 'We definitely haven't peaked'
Hamilton praises Mercedes progress

But the intense rivalry between the pair reached a head when Hamilton refused to allow Rosberg through at a crucial stage of the race.

The German, who made one more pit stop than his teammate, showed his impatience on race radio. "Why is he not letting me through," he complained.

Read: Echoes of Senna and Prost at Mercedes

Hamilton countered by saying Rosberg had not been close enough. "I'll let him through if he gets closer," he said. "I'm not slowing down for Nico..."

The 2008 world champion's stubborness looked set to be rewarded by a remarkable victory as he closed on Alonso, whose own tires were losing their grip.

But Ricciardo, who won earlier this season in Canada, was the fastest off all the front runners and first went past Hamilton before surging clear of Alonso.

Rosberg, who still leads the championship from Hamilton by 11 points, was making up about three seconds per lap on the top three after his stop for new tires, but his charge came too late.

Hamilton, whose challenge was so nearly over on the opening lap, was helped by the safety car being deployed twice as drivers crashed out on a wet but drying track.

The first safety car disadvantaged Rosberg, who looked impregnable in first place after starting from pole.

Read: Hamilton wins home GP after Rosberg exits

Ricciardo was among those who were able to switch to slick tires at that point, while Rosberg had to wait an extra lap and lost position.

"It feels as good as the first win, it really does," said Ricciardo at the trophy presentation.

"The safety car at first played to our advantage but the second one didn't really help us, but we got there in the end and I had to do the overtaking at the end which was fun."

Felipe Massa for Williams and Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari showed their experience by finishing fifth and sixth with four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel took seventh, again overshadowed by his young Red Bull teammate Ricciardo.

Vettel was the last driver to start from the pit lane and take a podium spot in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of 2012 and Hamilton was delighted to emulate him after a fire in his engine wrecked his qualifying effort on Saturday.

Read: Engine fire wrecks Hamilton's qualifying effort

"It's been a crazy weekend," he said.

"The car has been fantastic but there were a lot of points lost this weekend. The brakes were very, very cold (at the start) and I was gone but I got going again and managed to push on from there."

But the ramifications of his refusal to follow team orders is set to rumble on with Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff telling gathered reporters there would be an internal inquiry, but "no knee-jerk reaction."

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
Track the buzz of the 2014 Formula One season, race by race, with all the latest social reaction from motorsport experts.
updated 12:14 PM EST, Fri November 7, 2014
Glitz... check, glamor... check. Teams going bust... er, check. F1 generates billion-dollar revenues, so why can't some of its teams stay afloat?
updated 1:14 PM EST, Fri November 7, 2014
With the sport currently facing up to a financial crisis, motorsport journalist Ed Foster explores the history of F1 sponsorship.
updated 5:58 AM EDT, Tue October 21, 2014
He's paid millions to drive one of the world's fastest cars, and he's one of F1's most colorful characters, but Kimi Raikkonen loves normality.
updated 1:45 PM EDT, Sun October 12, 2014
It took a little longer than expected but MotoGP's young star Marc Marquez wraps up his second world title in Japan.
updated 6:39 AM EDT, Thu October 9, 2014
Rising star Daniil Kvyat made history as the home hero at F1's first Russian Grand Prix, ahead of next season's move to Red Bull.
updated 9:58 AM EDT, Fri September 19, 2014
Take the fittest driver in Formula One and test him against two of the world's leading triathletes in a high-performance laboratory.
updated 12:04 PM EDT, Fri September 5, 2014
Mercedes has the fastest two cars in Formula One this season but there is just one problem -- there can only be one world champion.
He's the best of the rest -- Daniel Ricciardo has been Formula One's surprise package in the first half of the 2014 season.
updated 7:35 AM EDT, Thu July 24, 2014
Formula One is not likely to go hungry in Hungary as master chefs cater in volume for drivers, teams and VIP guests.
updated 10:43 AM EDT, Thu July 3, 2014
It's the elephant in the room of Formula One. What's the prognosis legendary driver Michael Schumacher?
updated 7:10 PM EDT, Fri May 23, 2014
It stimulates all five senses, creating an unparalleled experience for drivers and fans alike. Take a tour of Monaco with Mark Webber.
ADVERTISEMENT