Sebastian Vettel claimed his second Ferrari victory at the Hungaroring on Sunday and dedicated the win to Ferrari protege Jules Bianchi.
The Frenchman passed away last week, leading to tributes up and down the grid which included a minute silence on Sunday ahead of the race. Bianchi’s family joined the 20 drivers in a circle around theirs and his helmet.
After winning the dramatic and emotional race, Vettel dedicated the win to Bianchi: “Incredible day, but I think this victory is for Jules,” he said. “We know that it has been an incredibly tough week.
“I think for all of us it is very difficult, so this one is for him, and especially all the people at Ferrari and all the Ferrari fans. We know he would have been a part of the team and part of our family. C’est pour Jules.”
Speaking about the victory itself, the German admitted he was worried by the deployment of the Safety Car for Nico Hulkenberg’s crash.
“There was definitely from our point of view no need for that. It made it more interesting, we had a great start, crucial to get in lead straight away, the car was difficult but great to drive.
“We showed great pace so thank you very much to the team for the recovery since Friday, today it came together and despite the safety car we managed to win – this one is for the team too.”