We were anticipating something good after a mixed up qualifying due to rain. However, the clouds stayed away today leaving us with a more traditional Hungarian Grand Prix. There were some strategy calls to watch out for, and plenty of tense fighting, but overtaking is notoriously difficult so the results were more down to luck and keeping your head down than anything else.
If you were hoping for a straight forward qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, then you would have been disappointed with what was delivered. The heavens opened and rain poured down to mix up the order and bring out multiple red flags during the first session. If you were looking for something chaotic and unpredictable, then what unfolded during the three knockout sessions would have been right up your street.
In the midst of this bumper section of the 2016 calendar, it feels odd to have had a two-week gap to play with ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix. However, the sport is back this weekend and all the drivers are ready to get stuck in to make the most of the two races they have left before the summer break. It's all to play for at the top of the table, and there's some great scraps happening in the middle of the field as well. How will it all play out in Hungary?
This week, esteemed Formula One journalist Joe Saward wrote a post evaluating whether the technology giant Apple could be interested in purchasing a stake in F1, or perhaps picking up some very handy streaming rights. The idea seems unlikely on the surface, but when first mooted it also seemed preposterous that Apple would buy Beats Electronics and look how that turned out.
The British Grand Prix was a great weekend of action, and although we are in the midst of an insanely busy period of F1 racing, it feels odd not to be prepping to see what the next installment brings this weekend. Instead, we'll focus on some of the great and the good from around the web, starting with a little bit of the technical side of things.
The Silverstone race is a good opportunity for home grown heroes to wow the crowds, and both Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton jumped at the opportunity to do so. They're not the only ones picking up points this week though, as we've also got Esteban Gutiérrez giving his teammate just a bit of aggro, the Williams team making their very own ice creams and even Stoffel Vandoorne making an appearance.
The safety car made an appearance to lead the pack away which was a disappointing start to the British Grand Prix, but the rest of the race delivered some intrigue right to the very end - and beyond! There were tyre choices to be made, puddles to avoid, and spins to try and control with race positions won and lost throughout the race.
We're having a brilliant summer of sport this year, with Wimbledon, the Euros, and the Olympics coming up soon. Tucked away in the middle of all that is the British Grand Prix, a race that many teams consider to be their home event, and one that is eagerly attended by fans and drivers alike. This weekend, Silverstone plays host to the next installment in 2016's Formula One saga, and hopefully it can live up to the promise.