Former World Champions Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton have heaped praise on Daniel Ricciardo and tipped the Australian to remain one of their key rivals in the fight for honours at the front of the Formula 1 field over the forthcoming years.
Sauber Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn is “absolutely confident” the struggling Swiss team will work their way out of their current slump as they bid to avert the first point-less season in their history.
Kimi Raikkonen insists he has lost none of his speed since his winter return to Ferrari from Lotus despite his disappointing run of results and is confident that both he and the team can eventually return to race-winning ways.
Christian Horner admits it is unlikely to be before the return of the flyaway rounds – starting with the Singapore GP in three races’ time – before Red Bull can repeat their Hungary form and challenge Mercedes again.
Your next fix of live F1 track action may be three weeks away – but there’s no shortage of talking points in the sport as it breaks for the summer and those are what Sky Sports F1 will be tackling across two shows during the rest of this week.
Nico Rosberg has questioned the timing of the Safety Car’s first appearance in the Hungarian GP, saying that it, rather than Lewis Hamilton’s defiance of Mercedes team orders, was the “main problem” he encountered in Sunday’s race.
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.