The complete 2011 Hungarian GP review
The full rundown of how the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend unfolded, from practice through to Jenson Button's spectacular victory in his 200th grand prix
Lewis Hamilton began the session as if determined to recapture the spirit, the exact frame of mental reference, that had assisted him in driving to victory less than seven days previously at the Nurburgring. And while he wasn't the first out of the blocks of the favourites to set a quick time – that honour went to his McLaren team-mate Jenson Button – Hamilton was the quickest whenever he was on the dirty, purchase-limited Hungaroring asphalt in P1.
Even at the end of the 90-minute session, when most were well into a performance comparison run, or a set-up change evaluation, Hamilton was still on it banging in purple sector times with vigour.
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