The victory in defeat for Lotus

The victory in defeat for Lotus

For some, Hungary was a disappointing race in which Lotus once again threatened but ultimately failed to deliver victory. But as Adam Cooper explains, it was also a race of constant tension, and provided yet more evidence that the Enstone squad is ready to win

So was the Hungarian Grand Prix boring? Some people, perhaps disappointed by the lack of overtaking moves, seem to think so. With or without DRS, the circuit has had that characteristic for over a quarter of a century now, so it hardly came as a surprise.

In fact Budapest was a truly fascinating race, with the tension barely relenting throughout the afternoon. Consider that after 69 laps of racing the gap between winner and runner-up was exactly a second, and that for most of the afternoon, it rarely ventured much above double that, with two different drivers taking their turns to pressure the leader.

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