Sebastian Vettel was set to extend his lead in the drivers Championship when the rain came at Hockenheim and he put his car into the barriers.
In a flash the situation changed as Hamilton stayed out, the rain passed and led Mercedes to an improbable 1-2 to retake the lead in both Championships. Going into the Hungarian Grand Prix Hamilton leads Vettel by 17 points
What is now clear is that Ferrari have the fastest car, their upgrades have reversed the F1 status quo that has been in place since the last regulation change
Mercedes calculated that they lost half a second to Ferrari on the straights during German Grand Prix qualifying
“If we want to stay in this championship, we have had a severe warning today,” says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. “It is a worry.”
For Hungary, a tight circuit with only two short straights where handling and the chassis is as important as raw power that is perhaps less important than recent circuits like Silverstone and Hockenheim
However the Mercedes is a less nimble package than the Ferrari and in particular the Red Bull. Vettel should be favourite given his car advantage and on this tighter circuit should be backed at 6/5 with Bet365.