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Raikkonen's future with Lotus is unclear and he has yet to commit. With five second-place finishes to add to his win at the Australian GP, the Finn must be wondering where he would be with a better car — probably much closer than 38 points behind Vettel.
Another person who will also enjoy the summer break is Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery.
The teams recently held in-season testing at Silverstone to assess new tires provided by the F1 tire manufacturer. Several spectacular blowouts on the same circuit at the British GP in June prompted a boycott threat from drivers.
Pirelli decided that from Hungary onward the company will revert to last year's tires combined with the current compounds from this season.
"The first time ever I can remember my tires not being a problem," Hamilton said after Sunday's race, where track temperatures reached 123 degrees.
Hembery was understandably relieved.
"Everything on the cars, including the tires, was put through a tough test," he said. "Both (tire) compounds performed extremely well."
|Atlanta - LP: A. Wood||0||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo||1|
|Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar||5||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: J. Verlander||7|
|Toronto - LP: R. Dickey||0||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: K. Gibson||7|
|Seattle - LP: J. Beimel||6||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: P. Figueroa||8|
|Los Angeles||2||Top 7th Inning|
|Colorado - F. Morales||5:40 PM|
|San Diego - I. Kennedy|
|St. Louis - A. Wainwright||6:05 PM|
|Washington - T. Jordan|
|Milwaukee - Y. Gallardo||6:05 PM|
|Pittsburgh - E. Volquez|
|NY Yankees - C. Sabathia||6:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - D. Price|
|Toronto - D. McGowan||6:10 PM|
|Minnesota - M. Pelfrey|
|Boston - J. Lester||7:10 PM|
|Chicago WSox - C. Sale|
|Kansas City - J. Shields||7:10 PM|
|Houston - S. Feldman|
|Los Angeles||9:30 PM|