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August 3, 2015 @ 12:49 pm

Hungarian Grand Prix

Almost a week later than planned, thanks largely to Chris finding himself trapped in a room somewhere in the McLaren Technology Centre, the team delivers is report on the Hungarian Grand Prix.

And Max Noble, Chris Balfe and Mat Coch have a lot to say from the positives of the race and the touching tribute to Jules Bianchi to just what Red Bull is going to do about its engine problem.

The trio agree the minute of silence before the race was a powerful and emotive tribute to Bianchi and the race a fitting way to celebrate the fallen Frenchman. It was a race that had everything, including a Hollywood script which did much to bely predictions that the narrow, twisty Hungaroring circuit would produce a tedious race.

Wandering slightly off topic Noble and Balfe sing Kimi Raikkonen's praises, urging the Ferrari top brass to sign him for another year. Coch though is less convinced, suggesting his Ferrari dream team would include Romain Grosjean for a year before he looked at one of this year's superstar rookies.

But while the team can't agree on Raikkonen's future they do agree that it's a signal of the quality currently on the grid and the depth it currently boasts. Well, aside from Pastor Maldonado.

McLaren gets a wrap for its performance with a special mention for Fernando Alonso who, according to Balfe, is emerging as a genuine leader at Woking for the first time in his career. Our Editor is also impressed by Sebastian Vettel's linguistic skills.

Noble asks whether Mercedes is really all it's made out to be after a performance that saw it wilt rather alarmingly under pressure. There's also no fooling the guys who agree that Red Bull getting on the podium was a fine result, but it doesn't change the fact its engine is producing rather more donkeys than stallions.

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