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Teams fighting the heat in Budapest

Friday practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix was dominated by one topic, as high temperatures made for challenging conditions for everyone as Valtteri Bottas set the pace. The Finn was quickest in FP2 as track temperatures reached 59C (138F) at the Hungaroring, meaning tires were overheating from the out laps even as drivers went particularly slowly when leaving the pits. Bottas had an unusual comparison for the conditions but says the relative competitiveness was encouraging for Mercedes. “Honestly, it feels like being in a Finnish sauna,” Bottas said. “It’s a good comparison — especially when you stop between the runs, you get the heat soak, and it really is like way more...
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