Qualified 6th then bogged down at the start but at the first turn folks trying to get out of each others way or going wide saw me emerge third behind Mika and Antonio. At the end of the first lap Gek seemed to emerge from the pits and started closing in. I assumed he must have had some first lap incident and was now a lap down but he passed and next time over the line I see I'm down to 4th. Mika has passed Antonio up front but they are both pulling away before Antonio makes some mistake and I'm back in 3rd. I start passing back markers and close in on Marco. He's under blue flags but is obviously not going to just pull over and kill his lap time just to let me past - he's doing a fair pace so that seems reasonable. Down the back straight I close in which is when he decides to slow up and let me past, I clout the back of his car and we both take severe damage. I obviously should have expected him to slow at some point so a big part of it is my fault. For anyone being passed though, before you do slow down, check your mirrors and if the car is sitting directly behind you - perhaps slow down very slowly.
I don't manage to make it into my pit area - can't steer enough, so have to esc. I change tyres and try and quickly estimate how much fuel I'll need to finish the race - about ~95 litres at that point. I emerge a fortunate 5th, lucky not to be right at the back, and drive the rest of the race with few enough errors to see me retain 5th.
A tough race on a tough track. See you all in Budapest.