At the Nurburgring Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren were evenly matched, creating the most tense race of the year as the game of strategic cat and mouse was played out at the front. It was Lewis Hamilton and McLaren who won that battle - and win is the right word, for he, Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber were all bang on their game throughout the race.
Inevitably that leads to the conclusion that we will see a repeat performance of that kind of scrap in Hungary. But although the others have closed on Red Bull, the tight and twisty configuration of the Hungaroring could stretch the three out a little.
As ever, Red Bull is favourite. Why? Because it dominated utterly at the Hungaroring last year and it appears to continue to have the edge in the slower corners. Although Webber won last year, that was only after Sebastian Vettel had been hit with a drive-through penalty for backing the field up under the safety car to give the Australian, who had yet to make his pitstop, a jump on them.
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