Lewis Hamilton hailed his performance in Germany as one of the best of his career and he’ll no doubt arrive in Hungary full of confidence after securing his 16th F1 career triumph. With that win in Germany he moves level with triple champion Jack Brabham and double champion Graham Hill and Emerson Fittipaldi.
His victory at the Nurburgring cut the gap between him and Vettel to 82 points as we approach the halfway stage of the season.
Anyone looking at Hamilton’s Race Index this weekend will be pleased he enjoys racing at the Hungaroring and the McLaren driver has won here twice in the past four years – in 2007 and 2009. Another interesting factor is that McLaren are the most successful team at the track and have won on nine occasions.
No prizes for guessing who's at the top of the Formula One Drivers Championship ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone this weekend. Sebastian Vettel, the man who has won all but two of the season's races up to now, looks like he already has the title wrapped up at the halfway point in the calendar.
However, spread sellers of his race index will wonder whether the ban on off-throttle diffusers, to be implemented by the start of this race weekend, really will affect the Red Bulls of Vettel and his teammate Mark Webber more than the other teams, as has been suggested.
The British fans flocking to the Northamptonshire track will be keen to see a homegrown winner for the first time since Lewis Hamilton took the chequered flag in 2008. They might just be in luck - other than Vettel, the only other drivers to have won a race this season are the two British McLaren pilots, Hamilton and Jenson Button.
That said, the German Championship leader won here in 2009 while Webber crossed the line first last year so it's no surprise to see these two heading Sporting Index's race index - Vettel with a quote of 18-19.5, Webber at 6.5-8. Silverstone is a notoriously difficult circuit on which to overtake, so should Vettel qualify in pole, as he has in seven of the eight GP weekends so far, watch that price move up a notch.