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By David Ornstein
1545: And that, my friends, was the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix. Another memorable race for all of us but a truly unforgettable one for Jenson Button and McLaren. Likewise for Force India's Paul di Resta, who registers his highest F1 finish to date. If you missed anything, just have a read of
Sarah Holt's report from the track
- and keep your eyes across
for all the latest reaction. I'm afraid you won't now see a Formula 1 car driven until first practice for the Belgian Grand Prix on 26 August. Why? Because it's time for the sport's summer vacation. A chance for us all to recharge our batteries before the season gets going again in Spa. Enjoy the next few weeks. I've been
We'll see you after the break.
Mark Blundell on Twitter:
"McLaren have strongest driver pairing in the pit lane, aggression, calmness and pure racer in the pair of them at any stage and race condition."
Jenson Button, race winner: "This is the first place I won a grand prix, in 2006 in these sorts of conditions. It's a great moment. For some reason I like these conditions, I don't know why. It was a great call by all of us not to go to the inters, and a great weekend for the team - we're going into the break on a nice high, but every day we will be thinking about Spa. I felt at end of first stint the win was on. I was able to look after the tyres, and the car felt really good. It was a lot of fun racing with Lewis - it always is."
1520: The result sees Vettel move to 234 points in the drivers' championship, extending his lead over second-place Mark Webber to 85 points. That's the largest his advantage has been all season. Hamilton sits third on 146 points, Alonso fourth on 145 and Button fifth on 134.
Sebastian Vettel, second place: "I was struggling a bit in the first stint on inters, Lewis was a bit faster. In the last stint I had to let Jenson go, I did feel I had more speed in the car but I had a couple of problems with the brakes. Second is an important step, but the win was in reach and we didn't get it. It's been clear for a couple of races they've made a step forward and we need to come back."
Anon via text on 81111: "Jenson might not be the fastest or most aggressive but yet again he shows he is the cleverest driver. How many times has he won the race due to great pit/tyre decisions!"
Katie Scott via text on 81111: "When Lewis came to a stop [on lap 47] he was broadside on to the track. At that point he shouldn't be penalised [with a drive-through penalty] because a spin is a spin, one of those things. His flick spin took him AWAY from Paul [di Resta] and thus he did NOT force Paul off track as Lewis actually moved his car, overall, away from the racing line. Very, very bad call by the stewards, extremely poor and disappointing call."
1513: No hint of sour grapes from Hamilton. He's just been speaking to BBC pit-lane reporter Lee McKenzie and, while disappointed, he shows plenty of graciousness in defeat. Very mature. His whole demeanour has changed in recent weeks. For the better.
BBC 5 live analyst Anthony Davidson: "The tricky conditions made it mighty tough for all out there. All drivers made their fair share of mistakes but it was Jenson Button who made the fewest. He made the right calls with the tyres, staying out on slick tyres when it was raining, and that is what won him the race."
McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh: "That's the way to celebrate. Jenson drove a great race, he was calm, he was cool, he gave great information. It was one of those great wins in difficult conditions. It was a team decision for Lewis to go on to inters - it was raining, his tyres were shot and there was rain on the radar. Half the cars came in and did the same thing. Clearly with hindsight you'd make a different call, but he stayed calm, picked up another couple of places and important points. "He's a guy who wants to win and as his reaction shows, he's dealt with the situation so well."
1505: Hungary has played host to just two wet races since its inception in 1986 and they've both been won by Jenson Button - in 2006 and now 2011. Magnificent display. Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso look reasonably happy with their places on the podium, while Paul di Resta will be chuffed to bits with seventh spot.
BBC F1 summariser Eddie Jordan: "Time and time we talk about Jenson Button putting his car in the right place. It was an outstanding drive in possibly not the fastest car in the race. I think Jenson has that extra little feel in the car - I don't think he would have stopped for the intermediates anyway."
1457: A staggering 88 pit stops in that race - a new record. Jenson wears a smile as wide as Eastern Europe as the anthem blares out. He's sporting a nice short back and sides, the man from Frome. Time for a spot of champagne madness. Could do with a flute of that myself after 70 mind-blowing laps.
1455: Jenson leaps atop his McLaren, raising his arms to the sky. He then runs over to lap up the acclaim of his mechanics. Dad John and girlfriend Jess looking overcome with joy. Congratulations from Vettel and Alonso. Now for the national anthem...
Jenson Button on the McLaren team radio: "Guys, perfect going into the summer break - let's come back and win them all!"
1450: A strategic triumph gives Button his second victory of the season. What a way to celebrate your 200th grand prix. The Hungaroring was, of course, the scene of Jenson's first F1 win in 2006. A happy hunting ground for the new rain master. "The man with a plan when the track's slipper," says commentator Martin Brundle.
JENSON BUTTON WINS THE HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
LAP 70: Webber attacking Hamilton late on but the Briton's having none of it. This hasn't been his day but he's not going to let go of fourth now. Di Resta looking good for a superb seventh by the way.
f1fanatic_co_uk on Twitter:
"As for mistakes costing drivers, Hamilton's spin cost him nothing compared to the wrong tyre change and drive-through penalty."
BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "If the race stops now Vettel will have an 85 point lead [in the drivers' championship] - he came into the race 77 ahead."
LAP 67: Far greater sense of calm up front, where Button is now 9.7 seconds clear of Vettel. Dad John in the McLaren garage looks a very happy man as he whispers in the ear of Jenson's girlfriend Jess Michibata. This is Button's for the taking. Lewis lost it when the drizzle came down. He's finding plenty of pace now but the damage has been done - he's almost 35 seconds adrift of third-place Fernando Alonso.
LAP 63: Hamilton scorches up the inside of Webber - he's into fourth! Super manoeuvre. Can Webber respond in the DRS zone? No! Hamilton's gone. Screeching away. So much traffic out there. Near-impossible to see who's doing what. Overtaking everywhere. Bedlam!
LAP 60: Ten laps to go and Hamilton sets the fastest time of the day. But it looks like it's going to be a case of too little too late for the 26-year-old. Button has pulled 6.9 seconds ahead of Vettel and is on course for victory in his 200th grand prix at the track where he secured his first F1 victory in 2006.
LAP 58: Alonso catches a damp patch and goes for a spin at Turn 12. Also bad news for his Ferrari team-mate Massa as Hamilton breezes past the Brazilian for fifth place. A remarkable six pit stops for Hamilton today, five for Webber, four for Alonso and three for both Vettel and Button. Telling.
LAP 57: Nicholas Hamilton looks on in the pit lane with a frown as his brother serves his drive-through penalty. Button, meanwhile, reeling off fastest lap after fastest lap. Vettel 6.4 seconds adrift. Alonso, Webber and Massa also in the top five.
LAP 55: Hamilton in again for ANOTHER tyre change. Is this to get his drive-through penalty out of the way... no... he comes straight back out. Bizarre. So he's still got to come in. Game over, Hamilton fans. Two-horse race between Button and Vettel now.
LAP 52: More drama as Button uses the DRS to pass Hamilton going into Turn One but then goes wide at Turn Two again to hand the lead back to his team-mate what a battle. Hamilton is for intermediate tyres but Button stays out. Rain easing off. Looks like Button and Vettel could be the big winners. Lewis has messed up. He's also been given a drive-through penalty for forcing another driver to leave the circuit when he spun on lap 47. Disaster for the 2008 world champion!
LAP 51: Button goes wide at Turn Two! Hamilton back in the lead. Rain getting heavier. Vettel goes wide. Webber comes in for intermediates. D'Ambrosio performs a handbrake turn in the pit lane!
LAP 50: Nice little Travis reference there from DC. We're hearing the rain will be with us for 10 minutes. It's not too heavy but it's there all the same. The longer it comes down the less grip they'll have.
BBC F1 co-commentator David Coulthard: "Lewis must be asking: 'why does it always rain on me?"
LAP 47: RAIN! Where did that come from? Relatively gentle, mind. Hamilton hits a curb and spins. Nearly gets smashed. Button takes the lead. By the way, Schumacher bit the dust with gearbox failure.
BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "It's beginning to look me as though Hamilton and Alonso's strategists have got this wrong."
Mark Webber to Red Bull: "Do we want these [tyres] to go to the end?" Red Bull: "Yes we do."
LAP 41: Vettel does indeed shoot into the pits. What's he going to opt for... the soft 'option' tyres. So both Red Bulls are now on the harder tyres while Hamilton is on the super-softs. Vettel and Webber will be confident of finishing on these tyres, whereas Hamilton may well have to come in. Button is another on the 'option' tyres and he'll now fancy his chances of victory.
BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "Look at Vettel, he's got no front grip at all! It looks like a cross-Channel ferry!"
LAP 40: Different strategy for Hamilton. He pits and goes on to an old set of super-soft 'option' tyres. Fascinating. Vettel's still out there on the super-softs but has no front grip whatsoever. Get yourself in, son.
LAP 39: In comes Webber... new set of soft 'prime' tyres, which are the harder compound this weekend. Didn't see that coming.
McLaren team radio to Lewis Hamilton: "We need to get this set [of tyres] to go another nine laps or so."
LAP 38: Hamilton now 7.4 seconds in front of Button with Vettel 4.8secs further back. The reigning world champ is pulling away from Red Bull team-mate Webber while Alonso's back out and trailing a blaze on those fresh tyres. Surely the others will respond.
LAP 36: In comes Alonso from fifth for his third stop and another set of super-soft tyres. He'd better make his move soon, the two-time world champion.
Renault driver Nick Heidfeld on his retirement: "The pit stop took longer than it should have which is why something must have overheated. My first thought when I saw a little bit of smoke was 'let's go, maybe the wind will put it out' as that's what has happened before. This time the smoke kept coming and then I saw the fire coming quite close so I jumped out. Afterwards there was a small explosion which I've not seen before on an F1 car."
LAP 34: Massa's on the comeback trail after his disastrous first few laps. He takes Kobayashi at Turn One to snatch sixth place. Elsewhere, it's as we were: Hamilton - Button - Vettel - Webber - Alonso. Di Resta down to ninth and Alguersuari up to 11th. Impressive drive from the Spaniard so far.
LAP 31: Top five covered by 18 seconds. This is tense. Hamilton pulls 7.2 seconds ahead of Button, with Vettel a similar distance further back and Messrs Webber and Alonso in close attendance. Meanwhile, Sauber's Sergio Perez is slapped with a drive-through penalty for overtaking while the yellow flags were out.
Ian Slater, Andover, via text on 81111: "I said it last week and will say it again... Vettel can only win from the front, he cannot handle pressure."
LAP 29: We lose Michael Schumacher. Third retirement. Not sure what happened there. Shame.
LAP 28: A flurry of pit stops see Vettel take over from Hamilton as race leader but the German is yet to come in for a fresh set of tyres. When he does so, Hamilton will return to the head of the field.
BBC F1 co-commentator David Coulthard: "It's a brave decision not to send out the safety car - you've got marshals exposed, and F1 cars going past at 180mph."
BBC Radio 5 live pit-lane reporter Jennie Gow: "There are ominous dark clouds circling around the Hungaroring. More rain is on the way in about 15 minutes although it should be light."
LAP 25: Lewis starting to struggle with tyre temp. He's told on the team radio to use the track's wet patches to cool them down. And DRAMA as Nick Heidfeld's Renault catches fire when he pulls on to the grass next to the pit-lane exit. Huge fire. Out come the marshals. Explosion! One of the marshals is limping away with a fire extinguisher in hand. Safety car? No sign of one yet. The race goes on. Other cars being careful not to pick up debris.
LAP 23: A couple of fastest laps of the day for Mark Webber as we hear Trulli retired with a big oil leak. They other Lotus, that of Heikki Kovalainen, is down in 15th. McLaren, meanwhile, must be delighted to see Hamilton and Button in such dominant form. Further back, Massa is having a 'mare. He's just been taken up the inside by Schumacher at Turn Two and is now down to ninth.
LAP 20: And we have our first retirement... Jarno Trulli of Team Lotus. Not sure what happened there but he's leaping out of his cockpit. Up front Hamilton has an 8.8 seconds lead over Button, with Vettel ragging that RB7 to try and close the gap. Webber looking strong in fourth and Britain's Di Resta up to seventh. Superb display from the Scot.
BBC F1 pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz: "The message to the McLaren drivers is simply to look after their tyres. If it stays dry, they only want to do two more stops."
LAP 17: Just 24ish seconds covering the top six. Make an error and you're done for. Hamilton the only man with any breathing space. Slow first sector from the 2008 world champion but no issue reported. Talk of rain coming in. If it doesn't we're looking at two more stops for everyone. Big test for the super-soft tyres. We're already seeing a lot of loose rubber around the track.
BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "We questioned Webber coming in a lap early to change to dries, but it looks like he's got it absolutely right."
LAP 14: Button, who pitted a lap before Vettel, passes the German into Turn Two for second place behind team-mate Hamilton. Shrewd decision from Button to come in early. That's experience of 200 grands prix for you. Similar story for Webber as he takes Alonso but goes wide later in the lap. Can he get back in time to hold on to fourth place... yes! So, Hamilton - Button - Vettel - Webber - Alonso.
LAP 13: Hamilton, Vettel and Button all on super-softs now too.
LAP 10: In come Webber and Massa for slick tyres. Drying track meant it was always going to happen soon. The super-softs should ensure much quickest lap times. Only problem is the pit-lane exit is still pretty damp!
BBC F1 TV commentator Martin Brundle: "You don't want to be the first on to slicks. You hope a midfielder is first to make that brave move and gives you information sector by sector - but who is going to blink first?"
BBC F1 analyst Anthony Davidson: "Alonso is on an absolute mission out there and he's quickly past his team-mate Massa. He's clearly got the speed in this race, but keeps making too many mistakes. He's trying too hard in a way and I think he's a bit frustrated after having a poor qualifying session."
LAP NINE: More overtaking involving Alonso - this time he uses the DRS to gobble up Rosberg at Turn One. Up to fourth.
LAP EIGHT: Massa goes for a spin at Turn Two, shuddering into the grass. Dirty tyres. Dirty driving. Bad times. Through go Webber, Schumacher and Di Resta. Massa returns to the track in ninth.
LAP SEVEN: Alonso takes Ferrari team-mate Massa round the outside at Turn One. The two-time world champ up to fifth. Webber passes Schumacher for seventh. Di Resta and Kobayashi into the top 10. Alguersuari up from 23rd to 14. Good stuff from the Toro Rosso.
Mercedes team radio to Michael Schumacher: "No rain is expected for 20 minutes."
BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "This will give you an idea of how slippery it is - they're 28 seconds slower than they were in qualifying, if my maths is correct."
BBC F1 co-commentator David Coulthard: "Hamilton is quicker at this moment in time and he's trying to find where the grip is. It's an old track surface, and it's weeping out all the dirt and residue from previous races. It's going to be a nail-bighter for the strategists."
LAP FIVE: Vettel goes wide at Turn Two! Hamilton's up the inside. Streaking away. Lewis leads! Track starting to dry up. McLaren garage applauding with delight.
BBC F1 commentator Martin Brundle: "One thing is clear - Red Bull do not have an advantage in these conditions."
LAP FOUR: DRS activated. Watch out for some spine-tingling overtaking. Hamilton all over Vettel like a bee to honey. Going for the inside. Seba holds out. Alonso runs wide at Turn Two. Rosberg back into fourth. This is F1 at its finest.
LAP TWO: Hamilton swiftly closing of Vettel, both men's cars twitching all over the shop in the wet. Lack of grip. Alonso up to fourth after that dreadful start. Lotus driver Jarno Trulli having a shocker further back, he's dropped right down the grid. DRS (drag reduction system overtaking aid) not yet activated.
LAP ONE: Vettel gets off to a flyer but it's all kicking off behind him as Button looks to take Hamilton at Turn Two but Lewis holds out, while Rosberg and Schumacher get up to fourth and fifth. Poor start for the Ferraris. Webber down from sixth to eighth.
1303: GO! GO! GO!
1300: Out laps under way. Sutil told by his Force India engineer to "it's a long old race, drive intelligently". Just a couple of minutes 'til the off. Nervous? Excited? All of the above? Should be a belter.
Anon via text on 81111: "Does SV have a disadvantage starting first being closer to the white line? He will still be trying to transfer power to the track through the rear wheels while JB, starting that bit further back from the start line, will have more speed and traction when crossing the start line. Will SV get wheel spin? More so than JB..."
1255: Nearly time to get going with the 75th anniversary of the first-ever Hungarian Grand Prix. But still time for a quick stat attack. Did you know... that 16 of the last 25 F1 races at this venue have been won from the front row? Fact. The Monaco of Eastern Europe.
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn: "I think it's an 'inters' start, presumably without a safety car. The key point is when you get on to dries, and how it goes from there."
1250: A reminder for any web users out there that on top of our TV, radio and live text coverage, you can also follow the race via the
BBC Sport driver tracker.
If you haven't already sampled it, take a look once the action gets going.
Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembrey: "If they start on inters, the tyres will last about 20 laps. The key thing is you can see racing line from the GP2 race so you've got a drier line so people starting on that side will have an advantage."
BBC Sport's Sarah Holt at the Hungaroring: "Fernando Alonso is facing the rear of team-mate Felipe Massa's Ferrari on the starting grid for the first time in 2011. But the Spaniard reckons this season's gadgets - the moveable rear wing (DRS) and Kers power boost - will help him weave his way through the field from fifth. 'The characteristic of the circuit is very difficult,' said Alonso. 'We've seen some boring races in the past with no overtaking. Last year Sebastian (Vettel) was one second quicker than me for 40 laps but could not overtake. I think this year it cannot happen because, apart from DRS and Kers, the biggest factor in overtaking will be the tyre difference. It should be a fun race.'"
1247: Our pit-lane reporter Ted Kravitz gets wind of a suggestion that Sauber may be starting Sergio Perez on full wet tyres but the Mexican confirms it's inters for him too. "We can do well in these conditions," he says. McLaren and Ferrari will hope they aid their cause, too, as they look to hunt down Sebastian Vettel out front.
McLaren driver Jenson Button: "It's not that wet, but it's very slippery, struggling to get heat into the tyres. It's going to be quite interesting in the first couple of laps."
1245: The light rain continues and it looks like we're in for a wet start. Installation laps complete and Jenson Button reports "very slippery" conditions. No grid-walk from Martin Brundle today, I'm afraid. The commentary box is too far away from the pits!
BBC F1 co-commentator David Coulthard: "You can lose as much as a whole grid position by starting on the dirty side of the grid. It's drizzle rather than wet so I expect them to go off the grid on intermediates."
BBC F1 chief analyst Eddie Jordan on Sebastian Vettel: "I had a good chat with his team and we called to question whether he is a real racer? I think he answered that in qualifying. We'd like to see him doing more overtaking in the race but remember he has got the lead in the championship."
BBC Sport's Sarah Holt at the Hungaroring: "McLaren and Williams will shut up their factories for two weeks as of Monday morning with the rest of the teams scheduling the enforced 14-day shutdown as suits them in the next three weeks. The shutdown is officially part of F1's cost-cutting programme but it also gives the drivers and teams a good chance to catch up on normal life. Williams driver Rubens Barrichello says he is looking forward to being a Dad again and taking his sons Eduardo and Fernando, who with him here in Hungary, to school every day. Jenson Button is having a slightly more glamorous break as he heads to Hawaii. Not sure if my holiday in Scotland is less or glamorous than Hawaii, I have to say."
1235: The teams have massive decisions to make on tyres and strategy. McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh tells DC he thinks everyone will start on the intermediate compound. You'll be able to see via the coloured markings - blue for intermediates.
1230: In sharp contrast to David Coulthard's white trousers, we've got horribly grey skies overhead at present. Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of a wet race. One thing's for sure, if the heavens do open, this grand prix will become a lottery. Keep your thoughts coming by
tweeting me @bbcsport_david
using the Twitter hashtag
or sending those text messages on 81111 (UK).
Webber is seeking his first victory since this race last year
BBC Sport's Sarah Holt at the Hungaroring: "After back-to-back pole positions in Britain and Germany, Mark Webber qualified in sixth in Hungary. The Australian explained: 'The last lap was the only lap I had Kers for and because it was my first lap with Kers and DRS it looks like I activated the DRS a sniff early and it didn't respond, so I did the whole first straight without DRS.' Webber, who has been on pole for three races without a win so far this year, joked that maybe he had a better chance from sixth. 'It's very, very rare that you see McLaren struggle on a Sunday and the Ferraris are reasonably strong. But we believe we have the car working as best as we can for the duration of the longer stints on track.'"
BBC F1 co-commentator David Coulthard: "If I was on pole I'd want a dry track and a nice clear run to the first corner. Anyone who hasn't optimised their qualifying performance will see these conditions - and it's just started raining again - as a chance to gain something back."
1223: Red Bull staff hard at work with hand-held hot-air blowers attempting to dry out Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber's pit boxes. Incredible attention to detail from the Milton Keynes outfit.
BBC Sport's Sarah Holt at the Hungaroring: "Lewis Hamilton played down his chances of back-to-back wins for McLaren this weekend but he did say the unusually cool conditions in Hungary could help his chances. Hamilton said he was disappointed after qualifying on the dirtier side of the grid but has now turned it into a positive. 'Hopefully, we'll have a fair fight down to Turn One,' said Hamilton. 'Jenson is in a sweet spot today for the start but I'm massively happy that we are here and in the fight.'"
1215: Lewis comes into the race third in the drivers' championship on 134 points. That's five points behind Mark Webber and 82 adrift of Webber's Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel, the reigning world champ and current points lead. Fernando Alonso of Ferrari sits fourth, four points behind Hamilton, with Hamilton's McLaren team-mate Jenson Button fifth, 21 points away from Alonso.
Lewis Hamilton on passing Fernando Alonso to win the German Grand Prix: "I can't believe I did him on the outside. I'll always remember that. It'll be my best feeling of the year."
1210: We're up and running on BBC One - Jake and DC in trendy jackets, EJ in a smart blazer with, well, interesting blue-and-white patterned shirt underneath. TV start with a nice Lewis Hamilton interview in which the 2008 world champion relives last weekend's victory in Germany. Lovely stuff.
Force India on Twitter:
"After the drivers' parade, Paul reports the track looking very wet, although no standing water. 1 hour till the start."
BBC Sport's Sarah Holt at the Hungaroring: "The last time it was a wet race at the Hungaroring Jenson Button mastered tricky conditions as the track evolved from wet to dry to take his
first grand prix victory in 2006
from 14th on the grid. Button starts in third today but crucially he is on the clean side of the grid - the racing line - while his McLaren team-mate Lewis Hamilton starts in second on the side with less grip. 'You're not going to change your approach because your team-mate is alongside you,' said Button. 'It's wrong to change your approach because that's when things happen. It's going to be an exciting race. It's not going to be won in the first corner but we'll all try to get their first.'"
1155: Ten minutes until we go live on BBC One and the HD channel. Audio coverage of today's race will come courtesy of 5 live and you can watch/listen to everything right here online. You can also follow the action via the
BBC Sport driver tracker.
Deal keeps F1 with BBC for longer, says director of sport Barbara Slater
1152: And also a gentle nudge in the direction of Friday's news of
Murray Walker's video blog.
You can send the legend himself any questions you like. He will answer as many as he can, including those relating to the
new TV deal
. But there is only so much he can say on that particular issue. Talking of which, you should have a read of
Ben Gallop's blog
for a more detailed explanation.
1150: A little reminder that we're trialling high-definition streaming of Formula 1 for UK users this weekend. The system will automatically detect your broadband connection and will give you HD coverage if it is working fast enough. To watch in HD online, you should
go to this page.
Ferrari on Twitter:
"The tradition of a rainy and cold Sundays seems to be confirmed even at the Hungaroring. Four of the last F1 Sunday mornings were wet: Montreal, Silverstone, Nurburgring and Hungaroring. This is what Meteo France foresees for the race: Overcast or mostly cloudy with a decreasing risk of rain."
1130: As Holty points out, today marks Button's 200th Formula 1 race. Quite some achievement and it was celebrated in style at McLaren's motorhome on Saturday night. The great lady was there to sample it for herself and I'd highly recommend you
have a read of her blog,
which even details a warm embrace between former McLaren arch-rivals Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.
BBC Sport's Sarah Holt on Twitter:
"We're back to Friday conditions in Budapest. It's overcast & cold. I say this could liven up things for the race. For one thing, Lewis Hamilton, who won the last race for McLaren in cooler conditions, reckons this weather works in their favour. Speaking of McLaren, some of the great and good of F1 crammed into McLaren on Saturday to toast Jenson Button's 200th race today."
1125: Holty, of course, will be dipping into this live text all day with various nuggets from the track. Be sure to
follow her on Twitter
too. Also, if you've got any questions, suggestions, opinions or predictions send them my way... just
tweet me @bbcsport_david
using the Twitter hashtag
or send a text on 81111 (UK).
BBC Sport's Sarah Holt at the Hungaroring: "Hello again. Formula 1 is just one day away from its August break and what could be better to get everyone in the mood for their summer holidays than a miserable, grey day at the Hungaroring? It has been a drizzly morning here and the drivers will be peering out of their motorhomes with mixed feelings.
Red Bull flew around a hot Hungaroring last year
and the man on pole Sebastian Vettel will have been hoping for a straightforward, dry race before he put his Red Bull racesuit to the back of his wardrobe. On the other hand, the damp conditions could play into other drivers' hands. Lewis Hamilton won at a chilly
Nurburgring last Sunday
and he and McLaren team-mate Jenson Button might well fancy their chances of pulling on those red victory t-shirts for the second time in seven days."
1110: Welcome to Hungarian Grand Prix. Round 11 of 19. The first race in the second half of the season. The last race before the summer break. Plots, sub-plots and a endless talking points to keep us occupied before the lights go out at 1300. Turn the kettle on. Pop bread in the toaster. Start your engines. It's time to go racing.
1100: Friday practice at the Hungarian Grand Prix and Sebastian Vettel is under pressure. The reigning world champion has
just been outpaced
by Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Mark Webber - raising further questions about a man who won six of the season's first eight races but has come a cropper in the past two. The Red Bull mechanics get to work on his RB7. They work. And they work. And they work. They rest of the paddock shut up shop at midnight, but not Vettel's crew. Their man has little experience of leading a championship and he is facing the first true test of his mettle. They use one of their four 'jokers' to break Formula 1's six-hour overnight curfew - and the work continues. And continues. And continues. There's daylight at the Hungaroring by the time the down tools. Vettel car is ready. He goes quickest in Saturday's final practice session by three tenths and then produces a scintillating lap to
qualify on pole.
The German is back. Was this a critical moment in the 2011 title race? We're about to find out...
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