MPH: Mark Hughes on...

MPH: Mark Hughes on...

When Formula 1 returns from its summer break, Sebastian Vettel will need to have exorcised the negativity that has dogged him in recent races

As the championship roulette wheel stopped for the summer break, Sebastian Vettel might have been forgiven for being downcast. There was a clear bitterness in his manner in Budapest after yet another victory had fallen through his fingers.

Technically, it was his fault: he'd not been paying attention to the safety car's lights and so was unprepared for the restart. But before that safety car had appeared – for an incident that surely could have been dealt with by a marshal, but which had the effect of livening up what looked set to be a standard Hungaroring snorefest – Vettel had the race in the bag.

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