Vettel dedicates victory to late Bianchi

By on Sunday, July 26, 2015
Scuderia Ferrari

Scuderia Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel dedicated his Hungarian Grand Prix triumph to Jules Bianchi, who passed away on Friday 17 July.

Vettel controlled proceedings at the Hungaroring to chalk up his second win of the campaign and immediately paid tribute to Bianchi on the team radio.

Bianchi was a Ferrari junior driver and Vettel dedicated his success to a driver who tested for the squad on several occasions.

"[An] incredible day but I think this victory is for Jules, we know it has been an incredibly tough week," he said.

"I think for all of us [it's been] very difficult so this one is for him, especially all the people in Ferrari, Ferrari fans, we knew sooner or later he would have been part of this family, cette victoire, c’est pour Jules."

Red Bull pair Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo also paid tribute to Bianchi as they collected podium places for the first time in 2015.

"It’s been a tough year, tough race, but we deserved this podium very much," said Kvyat. "This first of all goes to Jules and his family, we lost a great guy, a great driver."

Ricciardo survived three bouts of contact throughout the course of the race to claim third position.

"I put my heart into everything today and I think that’s what Jules would have wanted," he said.

"It’s been a long time, long season, and today I earned this one for him."

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