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Lewis Hamilton admits mistakes in Hungary GP

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Lewis Hamilton was lost for words after his error-strewn performance in Sunday's dramatic Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hamilton, who had topped every practice and qualifying session heading into the race, was expected to seal a record fifth victory here in Budapest.

But in the wake of yet another sluggish start he was fourth by turn one, and in a bid to re-pass Nico Rosberg at the chicane he fell off the track.


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While he fought back from 10th to fourth, Hamilton then damaged his front wing after a sloppy collision with Daniel Ricciardo,

He was hit with a drive-through penalty, and left the pit lane in 13th, but in this most spectacular and chaotic of races he somehow crossed the line in sixth.

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"I was all over the place," said Hamilton, who was also able to extend his lead over Rosberg in the championship to 21 points after his Mercedes team-mate picked up late a puncture.

"I really don't have any words to describe what happened," he said.

"It was a really bad performance from me and I don't know if it was a lack of concentration or what."

"I pushed right to the end but there were so many obstacles. It's like there were two different directions and each time I chose the wrong one."

Miraculously Hamilton will head into the four-week summer break before the Belgian Grand Prix with a bigger lead over Rosberg than the one with which he arrived with for round 10 of the championship.

Rosberg had been in contention with Sebastian Vettel for the victory, but came home only eighth after he tangled with Ricciardo and sustained a puncture.

"Do I deserve any points? By the grace of God I got some points," Hamilton added. " I have to go away from this, take a breather and come back in Spa."

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