Perry Thrust returns to present a Hungarian GP review in the spirit of Markus Winklehock’s career – short and sweet. Unlike Luca Badoer it’s in point form.
– Great race from Ricciardo. Tough work to pass on that track regardless of tyre strategy, so to get both Hamilton & Alonso in a matter of laps is quite the quite achievement.
– Great race from Alonso. I was hoping he would be able to hang on actually, but not quite.
– Hamilton took home 3rd place in the race and 1st place in the Gloves Off Olympics, which surely cost Rosberg the win and Mercedes a good deal of points. Can’t fault him though. I’d say it’s a great drive from last (with a bonus 1st lap spin), but when you’re driving an absolute rocket and no one outside of the top 10 will even give a sniff of trying to fight you, you’d be hard pressed to not walk into at least a Top 6.
– Rosberg will bring up the 2013 Malaysia Hold Station kerfuffle, but he would have done the same thing in this situation. He hasn’t been shy in the “gamesmanship” stakes this year.
– Button and Bottas both gambled and lost.
– The Team Lotus drivers provided a couple of boneheaded accidents. Fits nicely with their back catalogue. Crashing out behind the safety car is almost as bad as whoever that Virgin driver was who totalled his car on the way to the grid in Suzuka a couple years ago, and hasn’t been heard of since.
– Everyone enjoyed Vettel spinning off.