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Hamilton wins Hungarian GP

Lewis Hamilton ended weeks of expectation and frustration when he finally won his first race for Mercedes by claiming a dominant text-book triumph in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The 28-year-old Briton led from pole position to the chequered flag, apart from three short spells for pit-stops, as he secured his fourth victory in sweltering conditions.

Hamilton came home 11 seconds clear of Finn Kimi Raikkonen of Lotus and third-placed defending triple world champion German Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull, who was unable to force his way into second place in the closing laps.

Hamilton's pole was his third in successive races but the previous two had seen him unable to exploit the advantage - a spectacular tyre failure at Silverstone wrecking his hopes while leading the British Grand Prix.
But this time, in Mercedes' 350th race as engine suppliers in Formula One, he enjoyed some of the luck that had been missing elsewhere to mark his 120th Grand Prix with a well-taken win.

RESULTS - Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix (70 laps)
1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1h42m29.445s
2Kimi RaikkonenLotus10.938
3Sebastian VettelRed Bull12.459
4Mark WebberRed Bull18.044
5Fernando AlonsoFerrari31.411
6Romain GrosjeanLotus52.295s*
7Jenson ButtonMcLaren53.819
8Felipe MassaFerrari56.447
9Sergio PerezMcLaren69 laps
10Pastor MaldonadoWilliams69 laps

Aston Martin sign major deal with Mercedes

Aston Martin is to team up with Mercedes to develop a new generation of engines and components.
As part of the deal, Mercedes owner Daimler will take a stake of up to 5% in the UK luxury auto maker.
It is hoped the partnership will allow Aston Martin to compete more effectively with Volkswagen's Bentley and Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover.

100-year old Aston Martin makes the V8 Vantage, DB9 and Vanquish sports cars.
The companies did not release any financial details of the deal, which they aim to complete by the end of the year.

Aston Martin has been struggling of late. In the nine months to the end of September last year it sold 2,340 cars, a 19% drop on the same period in 2011.