Ferrari have been dominant so far in Hungary this weekend with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen starting the Hungarian Grand Prix on the first row of the grid.
World championship leader, Vettel, will start on pole as he aims to end a run of four races without a win. Vettel's winless run has given renewed optimism to Lewis Hamilton as he targets a fourth world title. After a difficult start Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate, Valtteri Bottas, have been resurgent lately with the team winning three of the last four races.
Hamilton's win at Silverstone two weeks ago cut Vettel's championship lead to just a single point and given the British driver's impressive record at the Hungaroring, Hamilton was tipped to take the championship lead this weekend.
Unfortunately for Hamilton and his Mercedes team, the Ferrari's have been imperious so far in Hungary and Hamilton now admits that winning a record sixth Hungarian Grand Prix is now unlikely.
32-year old Hamilton said, "We can't do anything in the race. We can't follow or overtake a car that is as fast or faster. It is going to be a battle to get on the podium - and unless something happens with the others that is probably going to be where we are."
Mercedes team boss, Toto Wolff, added "We are starting to see a little bit of a pattern that the DNA of our car just seems to be more suited to the faster circuits and Ferrari is doing very well on these twisty, slow circuits.
"In Monte Carlo, we had much more severe problems. The car was new for us and we discovered a pattern we did not see while in Monaco. We solved that and this is what I take positive from the day, that we are much closer to Ferrari on these types of circuits."
Hungarian Grand Prix odds (courtesy of SkyBet):
Sebastian Vettel - 2/5
Kimi Raikkonen - 6/1
Lewis Hamilton - 8/1
Valtteri Bottas - 12/1
Max Verstappen - 28/1
Daniel Ricciardo - 28/1