Christian Horner believes ‘bad luck’ has played a key role in Sebastian Vettel’s results relative to Daniel Ricciardo so far in 2014 and has backed the World Champion to start turning his fortunes around after the summer break.
Fernando Alonso admitted his season-best second-place finish in the epic Hungarian GP still felt like a victory despite being denied what would have been Ferrari’s first win in 25 races within three laps of the chequered flag.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo claimed his second hugely dramatic and unexpected win of the season in an epic and unpredictable Hungarian GP in which the wheel of fortune in Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s title battle turned spectacularly.
Lewis Hamilton’s grid-defying victory at Silverstone is being seen as a pivotal one by the bookmakers, with Sunday’s British GP win seeing him replace Nico Rosberg as the Drivers’ Championship favourite.
Lewis Hamilton is counting on the support of the massed ranks of fans at Silverstone to help him overcome his qualifying setback in the British GP – although the Mercedes driver admits a race-day fight back is unlikely to prove as straightforward as in Austria.