Top FIVE Drivers – Hungary 2014
What a difference rain can make to a Grand Prix! After an age without a damp track on a race day, we were treated to rain showers prior to lights going out at the Hungaroring, which made the opening exchanges perilous for the drivers around a tight and twisty circuit.
Safety cars and changeable track conditions made for some unpredictable events unfolding in the opening exchanges. The running order regularly changed, not necessarily due to on-track overtakes, but due to dashes into the pits or flying off of the track.
When the track dried up, those who found their way to the front of the field had done so through a variety of consistent driving and a splash of luck.
Tense multi-car battles for position also punctuated the afternoon. The Driver’s Championship battle – despite the Mercedes cars starting at opposite ends of the field – continued to excite as the season now enters a month-long summer break.
For only the second time this season, someone other than a Mercedes driver made the trip to the top of the podium to celebrate a Grand Prix win. With that in mind, here is a look at the top five drivers from the Hungarian Grand Prix.