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New F1 leader Hamilton believes he's still chasing Rosberg

Updated: Jul 26, 2016 14:40 IST

Johannesburg, July 26 (ANI): Despite taking a lead in the Formula One championship with a victory in Hungarian Grand Prix, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he still feels as if he is the one chasing.

Considering a victory in Spanish as a `turning point` for him, the German said that he fought back from what he described as `rock bottom` to snatch a lead from team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Although Hamilton admitted that it feels great to be back on the winnings ways, he believes there is still a long way to go in the championship, Sport24 reported.

Earlier, three-time world champion Hamilton fended off Rosberg to win a record-breaking fifth Hungarian Grand Prix and take a lead in the championship race for the first time this season.

Hamilton, who clocked the best lap of one minute and 40 seconds, was two tenths of a second quicker than Rosberg .

Hamilton, who won five of the previous six races, now leads his Mercedes team-mate by six points after 11 of the season's 21 races. (ANI)