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I wouldn't Vet on him

They may not have won a race yet in july, but Red Bull are still the ones to beat this weekend in Hungary according to race legend Niki Lauda.

The former champion claims the tight curves of the Hungaroring will play into the hands of the Red Bull team, and is backing runaway championship leader Sebastian Vettel to once again be the driver to beat, after a by his standards poor showing in Germany.

'If normal temperatures prevail, and if everything goes to plan, then yes -- he (Sebastian Vettel) is the clear favourite,' he told APA news agency, adding: 'He still has a big gap in the standings. He need not worry.'

While Germany saw the Red Bull cars pegged down to third and fourth place, Fernando Alonso is under no illusion to the threat posed by Red Bull and their star man Vettel. 'We did very well in Britain, McLaren won in Germany, but Red Bull is always on the podium, if not with one driver then the other,' he said.

'They are good on all circuits, so in Hungary they will be competitive. We are the ones who must make further progress,' he added.

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