Setting the scene for Hungary

Setting the scene for Hungary

Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel all agreed that the German is the man to beat while Paul di Resta and Nick Heidfeld got into a war of words. Edd Straw reflects on the main stories during the build-up to the Hungarian Grand Prix

The Hungaroring is traditionally bathed in bright sunshine on Hungarian Grand Prix weekend, with drivers far more concerned about heat in the cockpit than the threat of rain. So paddock dwellers were amazed not only to have to put up with the odd sprinkling of rain on Friday, but at times have to take shelter from the downpours that soaked the track. A wet weekend in Budapest is suddenly looking like a distinct possibility.

Fortunately, the weather forecasts suggest that it will get drier throughout the event, which will please happy team personnel eagerly anticipating their mandatory August holiday. Only a few days ago the paddock was braving the chill winds of the Nurburgring, so the conclusion of this second leg of back-to-back grands prix can't come too soon for some.

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