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Lewis Hamilton wins in Hungary

Mercedes chief Ross Brawn bullish about F1 title chances following Lewis Hamilton victory

Ross Brawn is convinced Mercedes can carry their momentum into the second half of the season in their pursuit of this year's Formula One world titles.

Lewis Hamilton, centre, celebrates with his Mercedes team following his first win for the outfit (Peter J Fox/Getty Images)

F1: Lewis Hamilton switch to Mercedes vindicated by victory says Ross Brawn

The British driver left McLaren at the end of last season

Lewis Hamilton after victory in Hungary

F1: It’s a long shot, but victory in Hungary makes me think Lewis Hamilton can win the world title

To add to the excitement, the upcoming tracks suit Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton wins in Hungary

F1: ‘Smooth-sailing’ Lewis Hamilton ready to ride wave of first win for title voyage

Relaxed opening victory for Mercedes raises hope that tyre woe is over and he can challenge Vettel

Formula One: Lewis Hamilton hopeful of challenge for title after victory at Hungarian Grand Prix

The victory was his first since moving to Mercedes

Kimi Raikkonen and Vettel talk after the race, with the Finn managing to keep the championship leader at bay to take second - after the race Vettel played down an incident between the pair where Raikkonen had blocked him from passing during the last few laps (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
Great Britain's Libby Clegg, centre, during the Women's T12 100 metres during the Sainsburys International Para Challenge at the Olympic Stadium, London

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Hungry Hamilton savours debut Mercedes victory

Lewis Hamilton after victory in Hungary

F1: Lewis Hamilton dedicates win in Hungary to ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger

Lewis Hamilton dedicated his fourth Hungarian Grand Prix win and his first victory for Mercedes to ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger and described the victory as a "Band Aid" which would temporarily heal his troubles off the track.

Hungarian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton snatches first Mercedes win

Lewis Hamilton finally grabbed his first victory with Mercedes by taking a record-equalling fourth chequered flag in Hungary.

Lewis Hamilton's worst fears confirmed by Sebastian Vettel

Briton admits to lack of pace in his Mercedes as tyre problem leaves them trailing Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton: Must get quickly up to speed on 'new' Pirellis after Mercedes' testing ban

F1: Lewis Hamilton fights to avert another tyre disaster

The Hungaroring will pose Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team their sternest challenge this weekend as they try to make up lost ground after being banned from testing Pirelli’s latest tyres at Silverstone last week.

Lewis Hamilton

If you don't want to know the result, look away now: BBC apologise after revealing Lewis Hamilton finished in pole position

Highlights of qualifying for the German Grand Prix had not been aired

Lewis Hamilton went fastest in first practice but fell away later

Lewis Hamilton hopeful of first victory for Mercedes following run of bad luck

Three pole positions have gone unconverted

Lewis Hamilton is currently cutting a gloomy figure at Mercedes

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has an easier job than me, says F1 driver Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver claims car performance makes  his task harder than winning Wimbledon

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