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Thursday images from the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix

F1: Halftime race in Budapest

Jul 282017

Formula One moves into the second half of the season this weekend with action from the Hungaroring - host venue for the Hungarian Grand Prix - with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team enjoying a 55-point lead in the Constructors' Championship ahead of Ferrari.

Grand Prix number 11 of the 20-race season has also been a happy hunting ground for the Silver Arrows’ Lewis Hamilton, who is the record holder with five victories around the iconic circuit. No wonder, then, that the British driver was all smiles ahead of the Hungarian event, fresh off the back of his stunning victory at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

His victory, coupled with Valtteri Bottas' second-place helped the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team to have the prefect weekend. It also marks a notable improvement over Ferrari, who were the team's closest challengers at the start of the season.