Setting the scene for Hungary

Setting the scene for Hungary

Formula 1 heads into the summer break after this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, but the final race before the teams rest could be another crucial one. Edd Straw sets the scene for the Hungaroring event

The Hungarian Grand Prix weekend is the end of the beginning. With 10 races in the books and half of the season gone, the world championship run-in officially starts here. And the teams and drivers involved know it, much as they will do their best to downplay the situation.

It took a while for the season to take shape, what with seven winners in the first seven races and seemingly no rhyme or reason in the race results from one weekend to the next. But now, things are starting to become far less amorphous. Fernando Alonso, much to the surprise of pretty much everyone including those within the team, leads the drivers' championship by a formidable 34 points.

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