The circus heads to the Hungaroring, near Budapest, for the eleventh round of the championship, with McLaren comfortably leading Ferrari overall and rookie Lewis Hamilton two points clear of his world champion teammate Fernando Alonso.
Frequently an eventful and unpredictable race, the Hungaroring has thrown up a number of surprises in the past, and might do so again - even if it doesn't rain. Tight and twisty, it is often referred to as being similar to Monaco, but without the barriers: this is a challenging, technical circuit that emphasises driver talent.
Usually very hot, cooling will play an important part, as teams that are unable to do a good enough job will have to de-tune their engines. Loss of power is not as much of a problem as poor traction, but any advantage given up will cost on laptimes.