The Hungaroring weekend was overshadowed by Felipe Massa's frightening crash in qualifying, which left the Brazilian with the most serious injuries suffered by a Formula 1 driver for many years.
Inevitably the accident reopened debates about safety, especially as it followed so soon after the similar incident that claimed the life of Formula 2 driver Henry Surtees.
Prior to the dramatic events of qualifying, most of the talk was about Jaime Alguersuari, and whether a 19-year-old who had never had a proper F1 test was ready for his grand prix debut, although the Spaniard proceeded to dismiss the doubters with a sensible performance on-track.
Just as the crews were packing up to leave, there was a further shock as the officials announced that Renault would be suspended from the next race as a punishment for rule infringements relating to Fernando Alonso's wheel loss - a story that is set to dominate the forthcoming summer break.
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