Title rival Lewis Hamilton was left to settle for fourth place on the grid, with his chances of a sixth victory at the Hungaroring looking increasingly slim. Will the momentum in the championship fight swing once again today? Ferrari was able to turn things around in Hungary on Saturday, the SF70H suiting the tight and twisting nature of the Hungaroring circuit nicely.
After a strong start to the season from Vettel, some imperious displays from Hamilton have propelled him back into contention for another world title.
The Briton dominated at his home race last time out, clinching his fourth victory of the term. Hamilton has a fine record at the Hungaroring, having won on five occasions at this venue. He's the big favourite to take the chequered flag on Sunday and reach the summit of the driver standings once more.
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They've laid down the gauntlet for Ferrari to respond. It'll be a tough ask for the Scuderia to fight back in Hungary, though. As noted by F1 journalist Stewart Bell, Hamilton is the most prolific winner of this race in history: Stewart Bell StewartBellF1 Ferrari must up its game with Vettel just 1-point ahead, and Hamilton the most successful in Hungary 5x wins, inc Both Vettel and his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen suffered with punctures in the final embers of the race.
The former had been running in third place and dropped back down to seventh as a result of his problem, while the latter was in second spot and eventually limped home in third.
It would have felt like a sucker punch for the two Ferrari men; as noted by F1 journalist James Allen, the problems were unique ones for both, adding to the sense of hard luck: James Allen Jamesallenonf1 Pirelli say the cause of 2 Ferrari tyre failures was different.
Kimi's stayed inflated F1 In the buildup to this race, speculation as to whether Vettel will remain at Ferrari beyond the current campaign has gathered pace.
When quizzed over his future, the four-time world champion was coy. And based on his strong recent form, Daniel Ricciardo, top in both practice sessions on Friday, may feel as though he is capable of causing some problems for the leaders.
His fifth-place finish at Silverstone was the first time in six races the Australian has been off the podium.
After a slow start, the team appear to be finding form, and the drivers are clearly much more at ease with the car. That'll be worrying for the rest of the pack. Hamilton has thrived at this circuit before and will sense Vettel is vulnerable this weekend.
The Briton will barge to the top of the standings ahead of the break and give his rival plenty to ponder before F1 returns in Belgium on August Facebook Logo.