Budapest: Lewis Hamilton's faith in Mercedes was repaid by a victory that will give him the momentum to mount a title bid in the second half of the Formula One season, according to team chief Ross Brawn.
In the aftermath of the 28-year-old Briton's breakthrough first win for his new team after leaving McLaren, Brawn said he believed Mercedes had given themselves and Hamilton a chance to chase and challenge Red Bull.
Brawn said: "It (the championship) is so fragile. I think it is still open and we certainly won't be giving up. This was a very good weekend for the team -- from beginning to end.