The Hungarian Grand Prix has thrown up more than its fair share of surprises in the past, including last year's thrilling encounter that saw Lewis Hamilton complete a very lonely grid start and Esteban Ocon claim his first F1 victory.
With rain expected to play a part on Saturday, the grid could be jumbled up and with barriers waiting to pounce on any slight error, it is entirely possible that at least one of the regular front runners could start towards the back.
The track has a habit of producing first-time winners too, with Ocon the fifth after Damon Hill, Fernando Alonso, Jenson Button and Heikki Kovalainen.
Could George Russell or another less likely candidate become the sixth?
Hamilton's victorious return?
Somewhat countering the previous point, there is one thing that we have been able to more or less be sure of at the Hungaroring in recent years - Hamilton will win.
The Mercedes driver has won a record eight times at the track, equalling a record shared with Michael Schumacher for the most wins at a single track - Hamilton winning eight times at both the Hungaroring and Silverstone and the German at Magny Cours.
Hamilton is yet to win a race yet this season and should he fail to top the podium this weekend, it will result in the longest wait for a British win into a season since 2006. The last year that no British driver scored a victory was 2005.
The seven-time champion heads to the track in fine form off the back of four consecutive podiums and, with Red Bull expecting a difficult weekend on a track that on paper does not suit its car, he faces arguably his best chance of success yet.
FIA chasms to grow
At recent races, the division between teams has grown with regard to proposed changes to the technical regulations for next season.
The FIA has claimed that the changes are being considered on the grounds of safety as a more permanent solution to the porpoising/bouncing issues that have plagued teams, in particular Mercedes, so far despite the majority of the field appearing to now have a handle on the problem.
It is likely that both sides will want to leave their words ringing in the ears of the FIA ahead of the summer shutdown, meaning there could be a sour atmosphere in the paddock.
Haas has remarkably been able to remain in a competitive position despite failing to bring a major upgrade package to the track this year.
However, this will change at the weekend with Kevin Magnussen set to run a full package of new parts.
As the team was unable to manufacture enough parts for two cars, Schumacher will run in more familiar machinery, proving Haas with a full weekend to compare the two iterations in an unexpected back-to-back test.
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