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Hungarian Grand Prix: driver of the day

Who was our driver of the day at the Hungarian Grand Prix? Featuring your thoughts.
Monday, July 28, 2014

28th July 2014 (F1Plus / Rosie Baillie) - The Hungarian Grand Prix was a corker which again puts me in a tough decision trying to decide who the driver of the day was. 

The three drivers who finished on the podium are my main contenders: Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. 

Ricciardo played the long game and was there up with the front runners at the end on fresher tyres and was able to pass them. 

A few laps before the end of the 70 lap race Ricciardo passed Alonso for the lead and took his second win of the year. 

Ricciardo has had a strong start to the season in the Red Bull and has outperformed teammate Sebastian Vettel for most of the year. 

You have to feel for Alonso: the Spaniard was en route to his first win since the 2013 Spanish Grand Prix until Ricciardo breezed past him. 

Alonso's performance in Hungary showed that the F14 T can be competitive, especially if conditions play into their hands. 

And finally, Hamilton. The Briton has performed well all year and in the past two weeks he's started from the back of the field and gone on to finish on the podium. 

A fire in Q1 meant Hamilton was forced to start from the pit lane. As if to make things harder for himself he spun on the opening lap which resulted in him losing time. 

He made light work of climbing through to field and fought hard to fend of teammate Nico Rosberg in the closing stages of the race. 

For a pit lane start to podium finish, Hamilton has to be my driver of the day from the Hungarian Grand Prix. 

We asked you what you thought on our Facebook and Twitter page and it seems a lot of you agree. 

Facebook: 'Lewis hamilton by far! Last to 3rd in 8 laps plus a spin on the second corner. The man is a class act behind the wheel, a real racer!' - Chris Drake

Facebook: 'Ricciardo or Lewis? Tough one!' Lynn Kendall

Twitter: 'the top three had storming drives. I'll pick Hamilton for coming from the pitlane to finish third.' - @AntonClarke1

Twitter: 'Big respect to Lewis and Fernando for dragging their cars across the line, but Daniel was sublime. Pure racing.' - @melbournedaz

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