F1 Paddock Pass: Hungarian GP post-race (VIDEO)

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Following a scintillating Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, NBC Sports brings you the latest edition of our¬†original online series “Paddock Pass” with pit reporter Will Buxton.

Sebastian Vettel stormed to his second victory of the season on Sunday, keeping his head while all about him lost theirs with a perfect display.

Ferrari’s win came as something of a surprise given Mercedes’ recent dominance and the form of Lewis Hamilton at the Hungaroring, but it was a fitting result for the Italian marque.

Just nine days after Jules Bianchi’s death at the age of 25, the paddock united for an emotional race, but Ferrari did its protege proud with an impressive display.

Mercedes came unstuck in Hungary, though, as both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg hit trouble during the race to eventually limp home in sixth and eighth place respectively.

Rosberg had been poised to take the lead of the championship with just five laps to go, but a late run in with Daniel Ricciardo caused him to drop down the order in the closing stages of the race.

Ka-boom! NHRA Funny Car driver Cruz Pedregon blows up brand new car body

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Former NHRA Funny Car champ Cruz Pedregon was a happy man coming into Friday’s qualifying for this weekend’s Dodge NHRA Mile-High Nationals in Morrison, Colorado (a suburb of Denver).

The reason Pedregon was feeling good was he had a brand new Toyota Camry body atop his Funny Car chassis. It was state of the art, it looked fast and it was prepared to run fast.

And everything really looked good as soon as Pedregon hit the gas in his qualifying run vs. Tim Wilkerson.

Well, for a few seconds, that is.

As the two drivers hurtled down the 1,000-foot drag strip, Pedregon’s brand new body was destroyed in a massive explosion.

Fortunately, Pedregon was uninjured.

Check out the big ka-boom: