Hungary is often described as “Monaco without the houses”, but as well as being twisty it is also very dusty which means if you think it’s hard to overtake at Monaco you ain’t seen nothing yet. Unless it rains.
But it might rain.
McLaren seemed to have a massive advantage over Ferrari at Monaco for which the blame was placed squarely on the long wheel base, something Ferrari won’t have been able to change, but certainly other Ferrari improvements should have brought them much closer.
To win the race you really want to be in 1, 2 or 3. The pole sitter wins a lot, but starting off-line in the dust of 2nd brings you very close to danger from the 3rd place man. Probably expect the 1st place man to scamper off as 2nd and 3rd place swap.
If it rains watch Jenson as everyone is saying he was pretty quick last race (0.2 seconds a lap faster than Alonso) and he also won this race last year in the wet.
Apparnently it’s really hot in Hungary and suffering from occasional showers. If that happens in the race then it will be mega, if not then we’ll probably be faced with a bit of a procession. All the more reason to be paying attention in qualifying – that’s where a lot of the action will be!