Eventhough Sebastien Vettel didn't win the 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix this past weekend, he remains the leader of the Drivers’ Championship by a margin of 85 points.vBehind him is his teammate Mark Webber, who placed fifth at the race.
Both our drivers have been driving consistently throughout the first half of the season, helping Red Bull Racing hold the lead at the Constructors’ Championship rankings by 103 points from second place McLaren.
The Hungarian Grand Prix race was described by Christian Horner as "tricky," but a great spectacle for the fans who braved the unseasonal weather. Rain threatened, arrived, went and returned -- which saw not only slides on the track, but also in the Virgin pitlane, plus there was a Renault catching fire as it re-joined the track.
The race also saw a resurgence from McLaren's Jenson Button who won the grand prix. It was his 200th time on the grid, where he calmly steered around the slippery track, and around his teammate Lewis Hamilton, to take the win.
While Vettel was podium-bound, Webber was left ruing a decision to change to intermediates when threatened rain wasn’t as heavy as he anticipated. "The gamble didn’t work out. I’m fine with the decision I made it’s on my head and the team did a great job this weekend," explained Webber
There is three weeks of rest and recharging before the Spa race, which will signal the final eight races of the 2011 campaign. There’s still some way to go.