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Until then, follow the post-race news from Hungary via the F1 channel on Crash.net. Thank-you and goodbye...
16:05
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F1 now takes a break until the end of August before reconvening in Belgium for the challenge of Spa-Francorchamps...
16:04
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We were a little off on our prediction this weekend - but then even HAM didn't pick himself to win!
16:03
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In teams' table, Red Bull still well in front, leading Mercedes by 69, with Ferrari 3rd (194) and Lotus 4th (183)
16:02
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HAM's win consolidates fourth overall, now just 9 points behind ALO...
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VET continues to lead championship with 172pts, while RAI now ahead of ALO 134-133...
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VET: Not the best race, start was difficult, thought we had more on the soft but rears fell apart quickly
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RAI: Didn't have any doubts I could keep VET behind
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RAI: I keep making life difficult on Saturday and we pay the price. Today the car was good and we could jump people
14:59
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HAM: I think you can tell I was hungry for it. I usually get stuck in traffic, but today I wans't having it
14:59
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HAM: For the last 20 laps, we were just cruising...
14:59
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HAM: It's an incredible feeling. The team did an incredible job, but had no idea it would go that well
14:56
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....and HAM doesn't get the trophy VET dreaded. Instead its back to the traditional 'vase'
14:55
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Niki Lauda says RBR had better pace, but that HAM won race for Mercedes
14:54
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Back in the garages, MAL and Williams celebrate a first - and long overdue - point for 10th
14:54
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Drivers heading to the podium where, after the trophies and champagne, Martin Brundle will do Q&A
14:53
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VET tells team 'I did all I could' after they told him it was still a good day at the office
14:47
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WEB takes 4th, ahead of ALO, GRO, BUT, MAS, PER and MAL
14:47
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RAI holds on to resist VET in P2 battle by 1.5secs... then stops at pit exit
14:46
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Who saw that coming? Certainly not HAM...
14:46
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HAm crosses the line to claim victory - his 4th in Hungary and 1st for Mercedes
14:45
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VET locks up thru T2 in pursuit of RAi, but he's still closing
14:43
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Meanwhile, RES completes bad weekend by retiring from P14...
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Lap 68: VET runs wide trying to capitalise on slow exit for RAI... says RAI didn't leave room!
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WEB told '22 Fail'... whatever that means
14:40
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Could be good for MAL and Williams tho....
14:39
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Lap 65: ROS parks fiery Mercedes at T2.... could this be an omen for HAM?
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Lap 65: VET looks for way by RAI into T4, but Finn blocks the road
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Meanwhile, MAL P11 in search of Williams first points, but 27s behind PER in 10th...
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WEB down into 1m 24s, but needs to take 1sec+ out of pair ahead to get P2
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Lap 60: HAM leads by 10.8s as RAI/VET duel over P2... WEB, ALO, GRO, BUT, MAS, ROS, PER follow
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WEB told he should be able to push softs in pursuit of RAI/VET battle...
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Meanwhile, VET almost on RAI's tail in battle for P2....
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Lap 59: WEB makes final stop, takes on softs in 3.1secs, rejoins P4 - can we expect fireworks?
14:30
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HAM told to make diff change, but tells team he's happy with the car as it is...
14:29
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VET sets new fastest lap as he attempts to close 1.2s gap to RAI
14:27
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RBR tells VET that RAI expected to run to end.... but #1 has 13 fewer laps on tyres. GFI!
14:26
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Can RAI go to the end and hold onto anticipated P2? Where will WEB rejoin after final stop?
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Lap 55: VET pits from P1, takes on mediums in 3.0s, rejoins in P4...
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RAI told the WEB still has to pits for softs.... Lotus could be looking at P3
14:21
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Question now is when will VET make his final stop? Can HAM take surprise win?
14:20
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Lap 51: VET leads HAM by 7.1secs, then WEB, RAI, ALO, GRO, BUT, MAS, ROS, MAL
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Lap 51: HAM wastes no time in passing WEB at T3... Aussie runs off road but rejoins in P3
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Lap 50: HAM, meanwhile, makes third and final stop - 3.2secs puts him behind both RBRs
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Lap 50: GRO gets move done at T2... cleanly
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Lap 49: GRO harrying BUT for P6, as battle for end position distils into head-to-head
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Lap 48: ALO makes 3rd stop (2.9s) - just as Red Bull predicted - MAS, ROS also in...
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Lap 47: GRO pits, overshoots crew and waits for 3.6s - exits between BUT and MAS...
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HAM continues to bang in fastest laps - now down to 1m 25.626s - lead of 15.5s over VET
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Amazingly, DNF is Bottas' first since graduating to race seat with Williams
14:10
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If car is deemed to be in dangerous spot, safety car could undo all HAM's hard work
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Lap 44: Lapped BOT pulls over and stops smoky Williams at final corner....
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RBR tells WEB that ALO expected to make another stop so still in potential podium battle
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Lap 43: Now WEB pits from P2, 3.2secs to fit more mediums - means another stop necessary
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...but can RAI now go to the end? 20 laps seem to be limit of medium rubber and 27 to go...
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Lap 42: RAI pits from P3, 2.8s to fit another set of mediums - rejoins P6 behind GRO...
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WEB and RAI both only made one stop, but WEB still has to run the soft Pirelli...
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BUT told he's still racing GRO who McLaren reckon has another stop to make
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Lap 40: HAM, WEB, RAI, VET, ALO, GRO, BUT, MAS, ROS, MAL
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HAM sets new fastest lap at 1m 26.035s - now 2s clear of WEB and 4 ahead of RAI
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Replays inconclusive on GRO incident, but freeze-frame apparently shows all 4 wheels over white line
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Lap 37: BUT pits from P5 as GRO takes drive-thru'....
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Lap 36: VET, having been told of GRO's penalty, passes BUT into turn one, will be P3 when GRO stops
13:57
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Clash with BUT to be investigated after the race...
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Stewards decide GRO deserves drive-thru' for leaving track during MAS pass
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Mid-distance and strategies suggest only RAI - of the frontrunners - will be two-stopping
13:54
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Lap 34: VET and ALO both pit... RBR take 3.2s, Ferrari 2.7s - both emerge behind BUT
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Sauber confirms GUT retirement caused by drivetrain issue
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Lap 34: HAM passes WEB around outside of T3 to move into P3 behind ALP
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Lap 33: WEB runs wide at final turn, almost collects HAM...
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GRO now facing second investgation - for leaving track while pasing MAS...
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HAM told he needs to get by ALO and WEB, both of whom are on older primes
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MAS also stops, having been passed by BUT for P7
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Lap 31: HAM pits for second time, 2.7s, rejoins P4 between WEB and RAI
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Lap 30: HAM by 11.9s from VET, with ALO, WEB, RAI, GRO, MAS, BUT, HUL and PER next up
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ROS, meanwhile, makes his second tyre stop of the day - was running at tail of top 10
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Lap 29: GUT's day ends in the garage a little ahead of schedule
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.... and decides to go wheel to wheel with MAS around outside of T4! Contact but both continue
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GRO responds with new fastest lap... benchmark now 1m 26.616s
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Despite any possible damage, BUT sets fastest lap of race at 1m 26.994s
13:43
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Stewards investigating GRO-BUT clash....
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HAM now leads by 13.3s from VET - could a fourth Budapest win be possible after all?
13:41
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Lap 25: GRO also stops, presumably with damage... tyre change to mediums takes 3.3s, rejoins ahead of BUT...
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McLaren tweaks wing settings but no change needed, BUT rejoins in P8
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Lap 24: BUT pits, takes on softs, tells team he may have front wing damage after GRO clash
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ALO also able to clear BUT in the melee....
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Lap 24: VET finally passes BUT for P2... GRO dives thru, but there's contact!
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Lap 23: WEB pits from lead, stop takes 2.9secs, rejoins behind ALO in P6...
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Lotus tell RAI 'target plus 10'.... could team be considering switch to two-stopper?
13:34
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If this is the end for SUT, it's a sad way to his 100th GP to play out
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Lap 20: Web by 4.3s from HAM, with BUT 8.2s further back - VET, GRO, ALO, PER, RAI in top 8
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SUT pits with suspected gearbox/hydraulics issue... wheeled into garage
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ALO, meanwhile, is homing in on the VET-GRO battle as BUT - and, more importantly, HAM - escape
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Lap 19: GRO tries T1 switchback under DRS but VET covers him off thru T2,3 and 4
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Cooling essential as RBR tells heat could affect KERS... similar to WEB in Q?
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VET again warned to drop back to cool car in middle sector... asks team to check front wing
13:28
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Another look into P2 for VET, but German locks up... GRO, meanwhile, closes in...
13:27
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WEB leads HAM by 5.5secs, with BUT/VET battle another 4.6s back and GRO closing
13:27
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VET looking for way by BUT in 2nd DRS zone but cautious with title in mind....
13:26
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Red Bull drivers being told to try and cool their cars.... age old problem on Newey designs
13:25
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Lotus boys both took on medium Pirellis at first stop so the top ten all on the harder rubber
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RAI, meanwhile, back behind MAS as WEB leads the race.... VET still behind BUT in P4...
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Lap 13: GRO and RAI both pit to get rid of softs.... 3.2s for GRO exits P5 behind HAM, VET
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GRO now leads Lotus team-mate RAI, with WEB - on mediums - in P3
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Lap 12: ALO pits from P2, 2.6s stationary, out behind VET in P7
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MAS also stopped, but had RAI all over the back of his hobbled Ferrari
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VET pits from P1, GRO takes lead.... RBR stop takes 2.6s, VET out behind HAM and BUT...
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Lap 11: HAM jumps BUT to clear one potential obstacle to victory
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Lap 10: VET by 0.7s from GRO, ALO, MAS, RAI... RIC, ROS and BOT all stop this time
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MAL and RES also stopped on lap 9 but both run outside top 10
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HAM fitted medium Pirellis and is now behind both WEB and BUT, both on similar rubber
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Lap 9: HAM first of frontrunners to pit.... 3secs stop, 80kph limit, emerges 8th
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Lap 8 VER and GAR are first to pit... both startd on softs
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MAS reporting front wing problem, presumably from lap 1 brush with ROS
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Those on softs already going longer than expected... but how much further can they go?
13:13
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GRO, fastest man on track, now close enough to use DRS on VET... good for HAM
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Lap 5: HAM by 1.4s from VET, with GRO, ALO, MAS, RAI, WEB, BUT, RIC and PER next up
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ROS, currently 12th from 4th on grid, appeared to lose bodywork in brush with MAS
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VET appeared to bog down at start, almost lost P2 to GRO but defended robustly
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Lap 2: VET halves the gap to HAM.... now in DRS range of leader
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RES up to 13th, ahead of team-mate SUT, but MAL up to 11th already!
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Lap 1: HAM by 1.1secs from VET, GRO, ALO, MAS, RAI, WEB, BUT, RIC and PER
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Alonso in there too... Rosberg's been off road twice in three turns
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Hamilton makes good start, Rosberg threatens from 4th, but Vettel holds P2 into T1...
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70 hot laps await as the grid forms up...
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Gives them a shot at running longer and moving to the front as ealry leaders stop to replace softs
13:01
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Perez and Webber joined by Sutil, Button, Gutierrez, Bianchi and Chilton on medium tyres
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Cars on grid and setting off for formation lap.... Rosbrg appears good to go
12:58
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12:57
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Our tip for the race? Vettel has to be the favourite. Dark horse? Try either Lotus...
12:56
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Paul Hembery: The tyre combination here sets the scene for an interesting strategic battle tomorrow
12:55
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Pit-stops? Pirelli predicts either two or three possible - starting on mediums as fast as on softs
12:54
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Sutil starts 11th, Button 13th, Vergne 14th and di Resta 18th
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Webber, who had KERS and gearbox issues, has free choice for the race after not lapping in Q3
12:52
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The top eight qualified on the soft compound tyres, while Perez opted for the medium
12:51
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Meanwhile, messrs Alonso, Raikkonen, Massa, Ricciardo, Perez and Webber fill out the top 10
12:50
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Grosjean (Lotus) and Rosberg fill row two… altho' there's talk of 'issues' on the Mercedes!
12:49
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Vettel again joins him on the front row, having been just 4/100th of a second slower
12:48
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Lewis Hamilton will start on pole for Mercedes – for the third race in a row….
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Lotus sits fourth on 157pts, with Force India still in the top five, with 59pts, 10 ahead of McLaren
12:47
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In the teams’ table, Red Bull has reached 250pts, 67 more than Mercedes and 70 clear of Ferrari
12:46
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Hamilton is fourth overall on 99pts, ahead of Webber (93) and Rosberg (84).
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After Germany, Seb has 157pts, 34 more than Alonso, with Raikkonen another 7 back
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Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull still lead the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships
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Despite that, with temperatures expected to touch 40 degrees during the race, rubber could still be a deciding factor
12:40
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Tyre talk has lessened in the build-up to the race, despite Pirelli introducing another new specification in testing at Silverstone
12:32
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