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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Edd Straw is Editor-in-Chief of Autosport, overseeing both print and digital versions of the brand. Edd has worked for Autosport since joining as a junior reporter in 2002. He became Editor in November 2014, having previously worked as National Editor, News Editor and Grand Prix Editor.
Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he joined Autosport shortly after graduating from university. He went on to cover a wide range of categories from club motorsport to the World Touring Car Championship and Le Mans to Formula 3 before switching to F1 full-time at the 2008 French Grand Prix. He continues to cover a range of international events in his position as Editor-in-Chief.
In his spare time, he was formerly a club racer whose abilities did not match his enthusiasm in a variety of categories.