Whitmarsh confident after Hamilton victory in Hungary

30th July 2012

Martin Whitmarsh is confident that MacLaren's Lewis Hamilton can still challenge for the Formula One driver's championship following his rousing win at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso is currently top of the pile on 164 points with three wins under his belt, while Mark Webber and last year's champion Sebastian Vettel take up second and third spot for Red Bull on 124 point and 122 points respectively.

Hamilton is already a bit of an outside bet in fourth on 117 points, 47 behind Alonso despite notching up two wins so far this season.

But MacLaren team principal Whitmarsh believes the top prize is still within the reach of the former world champion. With nine races left to go, he said there is still everything to race for.

"Although he's still a little way behind the drivers' world championship leader, he's now very well placed to mount an assault," Whitmarsh told the MacLaren team's website. "Believe me, it's still all up for grabs."

Hamilton finished the race in first, with teammate Jenson Button back in sixth place. 

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