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Cory Mackey has officially ended Ezequiel Montero's five race winning streak after coming up on top in Budapest. After leading for 19 laps, the current championship leader couldn't do much to contain Mackey towards the final laps as his Medium tires proved to be too worn out to defend against the fresh set of Softs from the Ferrari driver. Montero would end up in second while Ivan Georgiev finished in 3rd to round a double-podium finish for the Italians.
Osvaldo "The Wizzard of Oz" Angelone managed to obtain a third Pole Position but had to start the race from 10th due to a penalty from the German Grand Prix. This meant that Mackey and Montero secured the first row and that's how the race unfolded. The two drivers led the majority of the grand prix with Mackey leading 49 laps and Montero 19. Georgiev led 2 laps and also ended up taking home the fastest lap of the race.
During the start of the race, Argenis Riera almost incurred in a False Start but was able to brake before the lights went off, this tricked Keyter Bautista behind him who ended up braking early to avoid a collision with Riera, in the end it was Acosta and Angelone who could not avoid the Sauber from Bautista. Both Angelone and Acosta had to come in early for a new front wing which meant they had to fight their way up the field. Angelone would end up in 4th while Acosta finished 8th.
The initial part of the race gave us a two-team fight between the Ferraris and the Renaults, until Sanabria started dropping position after his first pit-stop. Things were looking good for Jacobo "The Pink Panther" Cardozo when he was running in 5th, but an unfortunate electronics issue forced him to come into the pits and rejoin the race later on to finish in 14th. A new yet familiar face was present for this race, it was the clean-shaven Glyn Cooper racing in for Ben Bowcott in Toro Rosso. Cooper managed to do 66 laps before a brake failure ended his race on lap 67.
Mackey has reduced his deficit to Montero by 7 points, he's now 30 points behind heading into the summer break. In the team's championship, Ferrari obtained a whopping 40 points over Renault's 24. Ferrari leads the championship by 41 points over the French team.
We now head into the summer break where the teams rest from the first half of the year. It's time to recharge the batteries and get ready for the mighty Spa-Francorchamps on August 23rd.
Ezequiel Montero has now made it five in a row with another victory in Hockenheim after edging pole sitter Ivan Georgiev by half a second. Benny Fascelli rounded up the podium for Sauber with another great display.
The start of the race was once again eventful with Osvaldo Angelone nudging Argenis Riera to the left side of the track which ultimately resulted in wheel-to-wheel contact taking the Venezuelan driver out of the track along with Cory Mackey and a hefty amount of championship points. The race was filled with retirements when only 12 drivers managed to finish the race. Fisher and Cook suffered from brake failures while Tyler Yoon ran out of fuel on lap 52 in his debut event.
Montero has extended his lead in the Drivers Championship by 37 points over Mackey. Ivan Georgiev has distanced himself from Walcott for third in the championship and now trails his teammate by 78 points. On the teams' side, Ferrari's lead got reduced by a mere one point and are now 25 points over Renault. Mercedes is the best of the rest 172 points behind Ferrari midway through the season.
We now move to Budapest for round 12 of the SRHF1 2018 championship from the Hungaroring.