London, July 28 ANI | 1 year ago

Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo recorded the second Formula One win for his team as he charged to a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix victory on Sunday, as a drenched track caused confusion among world championship leaders.

Rivalry between Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton and his teammate and championship leader Nico Rosberg reached a new peak as Hamilton rebuffed team orders to let Rosberg by into third place.

Mercedes has said that they would hold a team inquiry, but Hamilton's success trimmed Rosberg's lead in the title race from 14 points to 11, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Rosberg currently leads with 202, Hamilton has 191 and Ricciardo is third with 131 in the Formula One table.

Ricciardo managed to hold off Ferrari's Fernando Alonso to take first place in a race that saw several high-speed crashes after a heavy downpour just before the start changed the course of the race.

Ricciardo led twice before he fought back to recapture the lead with three laps remaining, following a series of daring passes.

The Australian's win was executed with great flair and confirmed him as a driver with the potential to be a future champion. Ricciardo won the Canadian Grand Prix in June and is the only non-Mercedes driver to have won a race this year.

Ricciardo said that this feels just as good as the first one, and added that it was a lot of fun in the last few laps, with the passing and he had to go for it.

(Posted on 28-07-2014)

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