Five themes to watch for in the Hungarian GP

Five themes to watch for in the Hungarian GP

AUTOSPORT picks out the five key themes to keep an eye on ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix

Red Bull runaway

Red Bull was utterly dominant in qualifying to a degree not seen before in 2010. Sebastian Vettel's astonishing sub-1m18secs effort was a colossal 1.2secs faster than the best non-RB6 driver, Fernando Alonso. But does that mean that it'll be a Red Bull walkover in the race? Well, probably. Don't expect Vettel and Mark Webber to storm away at over a second a lap, but Alonso's only hope of winning is probably to jump them both at the start. Then again, Red Bull hasn't managed to convert a single one of its five front-row lock-outs into a one-two this season, giving hope to the red corner.

Vexing flexing

You can guarantee that at a quiet moment during the race, FOM will roll out its excellent slow-motion comparison of the controversial front wings of Ferrari and Red Bull and the more conventional one on the McLaren. FIA technical delegate Charlie Whiting could find nothing wrong with the designs at Hockenheim, although both the RB6 and the F10 remain under intense scrutiny. But if and when Red Bull win, expect some griping from the increasingly uncompetitive McLaren corner in particular. And keep an eye on autosport.com unless there are some eligibility issues arising post race.

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