Ferrari set to 'unleash' after break

Lewis Hamilton

After the Hungarian Grand Prix, Hamilton is clearly on the driving seat with 24-point championship lead ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

The Ferrari driver slipped from first to third due to a poorly executed pit stop, but he made contact with Bottas at turn two with five laps remaining in an incident that was noted by race stewards and saw the Mercedes driver slip behind Kimi Raikkonen.

Hamilton's victory was a near-perfect send-off for him and Mercedes as the F1 circus set off for a four-week closedown that will end when the teams return to action in Belgium at the end of August.

The most exciting element is that Hamilton is still young enough at 33 to compete for more World Drivers' Championships and create more history.

However a couple of hours after the race, Bottas went on Twitter to diffuse the situation, "I have not called a meeting with the bosses for Toto saying I was the flawless wingman in this race".

They chose to start on ultra-soft tyres to maximise the grip off the line and minimise the chances of being jumped by the Ferraris, always quick starters, on the run to the first corner. "We've got to try and catch them - but we've got to continue to keep rising with all the other elements, which allows us to beat Ferrari when they don't bring their A-game".

Vettel and Raikkonen drove well considering both endured a botched pit stop because of a slow tire change.

In Hungary, Ferrari looked strong in practice only to wilt when rain fell in qualifying.

That's how it stayed until five laps from the end, when Vettel made a move on Bottas stick - and was followed by Raikkonen - with Ricciardo getting past Bottas too for fourth place as the race drew to a close, despite starting in 12th.

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"I just ended up being a mess in the end with a broken vehicle", Bottas said. "I don't believe there is ever a time when you think you have got your hand on the title".

"Obviously I felt all of a sudden that I got hit from behind", said Vettel.

So from hoping to attack Hamilton, Vettel was now faced with trying to pass the Briton's team-mate.

"We knew that it [being on different tyre strategies] would also make it very hard to win, even for me".

"We could have only dreamt to be in the position that we are in now", Hamilton, who also won in Germany last weekend, said. "But that is part of racing".

"Second was not what we wanted but is the best we could have done", he said.

In addition to this, he is leading this season's championship at the halfway stage, with another championship imminent as he has historically been stronger in the second half of the season.

Daniel Ricciardo said he would "have something soon" with regards to news on his future in June, while Red Bull team principal Christian Horner claimed it would be sorted "pretty quickly" ahead of the German Grand Prix, but there has still been no official announcement.

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