Why Red Bull failed to fight Mercedes in Hungary

Why Red Bull failed to fight Mercedes in Hungary

The Hungarian Grand Prix was supposed to be Red Bull's latest big chance to get one over Mercedes in 2016, but instead of repeating its heroics from Monaco it was left fighting Ferrari for best of the rest

Formula 1 came to the Hungaroring expecting, or at least hoping, for a race a bit like Monaco - the one place Mercedes has looked genuinely vulnerable this season.

This track was expected to really suit Red Bull, which took pole in Monaco, nearly won the race, and is emerging once again as Mercedes' chief rival in F1. Even Mercedes came into this weekend concerned about a threat from the blue and red cars.

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