Hamilton's first winning smirk with Merc

Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian GP on this day in 2013, collecting his very first win for his new employer, Mercedes-Benz.

The Brit was set to launch from pole for the fourth time of the year, but going into the race he was relatively pessimistic over his chances of winning given how high temperatures would likely exacerbate Mercedes' long-standing tyre wear woes.

However when it came down to it, there were no significant signs of degradation for Ham's W04 as its driver controlled events from the front to deliver a resounding win.

Ultimately, the triumph also vindicated Hamilton's choice to join Mercedes after six years with McLaren, his surrogate family.

Over the following nine years, Hamilton would add 81 wins and six world titles to his outstanding track record with the Brackley squad.