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F1 2016 Round 11: Hungary

F1 2016 Round 11: Hungary


F1 returns after a short break, and the venue is the Hungaroring, Hungary.

The last two races here have produced incredible races. In 2014 Daniel Ricciardo showed excellent opportunism to take his second career win, whilst last year Sebastian Vettel leapt from third to first going into the first corner and kept his head as those around them lost theirs.

This year, Hungary marks the effective restart of the championship fight between Hamilton and Rosberg. Just 1 point separates them and so there is all to play for. There is however, the wildcard element here of the Red Bulls, which will perform well on a track featuring plenty of winding corners.

Ricciardo will feel he should have won at least once this season, whilst Max Verstappen is bullish and determined. Whilst the title fight is between Rosberg and Hamilton, the Red Bulls could yet introduce a chaotic variable to this battle, that will certainly make things more interesting.

Ferrari come here on the back of a difficult season thus far. Vettel’s win here last season has to rank among one of his best, but it’s hard to imagine a repeat.

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