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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."
|Chicago WSox - J. Danks||12:08 PM|
|Detroit - D. Smyly|
|Colorado - P. Hernandez||1:20 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - J. Arrieta|
|St. Louis - S. Miller||2:40 PM|
|San Diego - O. Despaigne|
|Philadelphia - C. Lee||6:05 PM|
|Washington - G. Gonzalez|
|LA Angels - T. Skaggs||6:05 PM|
|Baltimore - B. Norris|
|Seattle - C. Young||6:05 PM|
|Cleveland - Z. McAllister|
|Cincinnati - J. Cueto||6:10 PM|
|Miami - T. Koehler|
|Minnesota - K. Correia||7:10 PM|
|Kansas City - Y. Ventura|
|Toronto - D. Hutchison||7:10 PM|
|Houston - J. Cosart|
|Pittsburgh - J. Locke||8:40 PM|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - C. Kershaw|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|
|Edmonton||8/8/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||8/8/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/9/14 6:30 PM|
|New York||7:00 PM|