The Hungarian GP as it happened

Formula 1: Do Ferrari really have an advantage over Mercedes?

Sebastian Vettel had been the quickest in the dry conditions of the second and third practice sessions, even setting a track record in the latter, but could only come fourth, just behind his teammate Kimi Raikkonen.

He crashed when leading in Hockenheimring and allowed Lewis Hamilton to take the win and the lead in the standings.

Vettel, his rival in the race to become a five-time world champion, finished second after passing Bottas five laps from the end.

But do the Maranello-based team still have an advantage over the Brackley-based team that have won each of the last four constructor championships and have had their drivers win each of the last four driver championships? His tyres were 50 laps old. Red Bull's Max Verstappen did not have the best qualifying and will start seventh 2.374s off the pole-sitter.

Bottas and Vettel touched cars during the overtaking move, with some debris flying off the Mercedes.

The victory was Hamilton's sixth at this track, more than any other driver.

But Red Bull's Ricciardo was the biggest victim to fall foul to the changeable conditions on Saturday. "Tomorrow I will have a fight on my hands", said Ricciardo.

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That put Vettel in the lead, and by lap 29 the German had enough of a lead over Bottas to make a pit stop and re-emerge in the lead. At this point Gasly set up for his flying lap and Verstappen in turn slowed to get a gap.

Mercedes accepted that Ferrari would be faster in the race, too, so it was a case of how best to play the strategy to try to keep Hamilton in the lead. With passing exceptionally hard, Bottas was able to bottle up Vettel and Raikkonen as Hamilton went five seconds clear out front.

Vettel admitted after the session that they lack confidence in the wet.

Lap 40: As Vettel pits, Bottas sets the fastest lap of the race so far.

The Aussie failed to get in a good enough lap at the start of Q2, and as the rain intensified, he was unable to haul his auto into the top-10 shootout and qualified only 12th.

Bottas misjudged an attempt to defend from Vettel, who passed on the outside on the run to Turn Two. Vettel takes over at the front. Teammate Max Verstappen could manage only seventh behind French driver Pierre Gasly's Toro Rosso vehicle and the Renault of fifth-place Carlos Sainz.

Fernando Alonso managed to come home in eighth place for McLaren on his 37th birthday.

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