It's almost like Bernie has perfected his remote engine detonation device and has plotted to repeat Hamilton's exciting climb from the back in Germany.
Hungary historically produces major snoozers come race day but having Hamilton obliged to make one of his charges from the back might make it exciting. It would have been perfect had both Mercedes had to start from the rear and cut though the field.
|Seb got his mojo back (Dan Istitene/Getty/RBR)|
Red Bulls are fast and Vettel seems to have his mojo back. In practice Red Bull better tire wear on long runs than Mercedes, so that might be a factor. But in outright pace, Rosberg was able to give Vettel a half second without much apparent effort.
As for Ferrari, what can you say? Not sending Kimi out "to save tires" was a mistake the like of which I cannot remember. Alonso, once again ahead of the curve when he called Ferrari's brain trust on pit wall idiots last year in Monza.
Heads got to roll Marco or you'll end up losing Alonso too!.
os Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m22.715s 2. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m23.201s +0.486s 3. Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 1m23.354s +0.639s 4. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 1m23.391s +0.676s 5. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m23.909s +1.194s 6. Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 1m24.223s +1.508s 7. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m24.294s +1.579s 8. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 1m24.720s +2.005s 9. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m24.775s +2.060s 10. Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes Q3 cut-off time: 1m24.647s 11. Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 1m24.706s +1.396s** 12. Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari 1m25.136s +1.826s 13. Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 1m25.211s +1.901s 14. Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 1m25.260s +1.950s 15. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m25.337s +2.027s 16. Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 1m27.419s +4.109s Q2 cut-off time: 1m26.728s 17. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m26.792s +1.851s*** 18. Kamui Kobayashi Caterham-Renault 1m27.139s +2.198s 19. Max Chilton Marussia-Ferrari 1m27.819s +2.878s 20. Marcus Ericsson Caterham-Renault 1m28.643s +3.702s 21. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 22. Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault