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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JEROME PUGMIRE AP Sports Writer Lewis Hamilton goes into Formula One's midseason break with renewed hope. Maybe he still has time to challenge for the title.
Hamilton is some distance behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel - 48 points back in fourth - but his victory Sunday at the Hungarian Grand Prix was the third for Mercedes in the past five races.
''I am very hopeful this could be a real turning point for us,'' Hamilton said, with team principal Ross Brawn adding that ''it certainly feels like we have made a good step forward.''
Two-time former champion Fernando Alonso has slipped to third overall, behind Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen.
With nine Grand Prix races left, Hamilton has an outside chance of catching Vettel because Mercedes has been fastest in qualifying - Hamilton has clinched the last three poles and Mercedes six of the past seven overall.
''I know the guys are working hard so that we can c...
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As the Formula One season takes its midseason break, Lewis Hamilton goes into the rest period with renewed hope that he can launch a late title challenge.
Fernando Alonso, meanwhile, is still trying to figure out how to get more consistency from his Ferrari.
Although Hamilton remains some distance behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel -- 48 points behind in fourth -- his...
Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to clinch his first victory of a frustrating season.
Kimi Raikkonen was second after holding off a strong late challenge from Sebastian Vettel, who was third ahead of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber.
Hamilton's first year with Mercedes has been tricky, and he came into the race with low expectations of victory...
Mercedes motor sport chief Toto Wolff was impressed by Lewis Hamilton's run in Hungary...
Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes wins Formula One's Hungarian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton’s first win for Mercedes came in his 10th start for the team...