Hungary weather update

A traditionally hot and humid race, this year's Hungarian Grand Prix could prove to deliver some cooler temperatures than expected as weather forecasts predict Thursday to be the hottest day of the weekend.

The general thinking up and down the pit lane is that championship leaders Brawn GP are more likely to enjoy a positive race in hotter conditions whereas the Red Bull Racing squad, as we saw in China, Britain and Germany, can generate tire temperatures more easily, particularly on sub-20 degree track surfaces; no such readings are expected at the Hungaroring although, with the ambient temperatures expected to decrease over the course of the weekend, things could be evenly matched at the front.

Weather indications predict Thursday to have air temperatures of a more than pleasant 36°C (97°F), despite some cloud cover, whereas numbers are expected to drop as low as 27°C (81°F) on Sunday; although these temperatures can still be classed as warm, the changeable conditions and consequent effects on tires could catch out an unsuspecting few.

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