Posted on Friday, August 3, 2018

Ricciardo joins Renault for two seasons

Renault Sport Formula One Team confirms that Daniel Ricciardo will join the team for the next two Formula One seasons. He will team up with current driver Nico Hülkenberg. “Daniel’s signing underscores our determination to accelerate our progress towards the forefront of the sport. It is also a recognition of the work accomplished over the past two and a half seasons. Daniel’s undoubted talent and charisma are a huge bonus and statement for the team. We will have to repay his faith in us by delivering […]

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018

From second row to double podium finish

Scuderia Ferrari probably got the most they could out of a difficult Sunday at Hungaroring with Sebastian Vettel finishing second and Kimi Raikkonen third. However, there has to be a question mark about what might have been if no hesitation at the pit stop or if it hadn’t rained on Saturday afternoon. Despite all this, the SF71H continues to show its strength and anticipates an interesting second part of the season after the summer break. Raikkonen started the Hungarian GP from third on the Ultrasoft […]

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2018

Verstappen:

Frustrating day for Red Bull's Max Verstappen as he had to retire from the Hungarian Grand Prix with an engine failure with only five laps gone. The Dutchman had made a great start from P7 and while having a competitive race car at Hungaroring he might have been in the fight for a podium finish. It is now a question of him getting penalties for the Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps after the summer break. “Today didn’t go the way we planned. I felt good with […]

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Hülkenberg:

As a contrast to yesterday’s wet Qualifying session, the Hungaroring basked in searing sun for the Grand Prix, bringing tyre management considerations to the fore. Both Renault drivers made strong starts, but it proved hard work moving up the order thereafter. Hülkenberg was P10 at the end of the first lap, but finished in twelfth position, pushing hard after a late stop to change to the Ultrasoft tyres. “We didn’t have the pace in the car today, and the balance felt poor," Nico Hülkenberg explained. "Ultimately, […]

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Haas moved up to 4th in Championship

Haas F1 Team earned its second double-points result of the season in the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday with drivers Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean finishing seventh and 10th, respectively, in the 12th round of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship. Both Haas drivers employed a one-stop strategy in the 70-lap race around Hungaroring. Grosjean, who started 10th, was the first to pit, bringing his Haas VF-18 in for service on lap 29, swapping his ultrasoft tires for softs. Magnussen, who started just ahead of […]

Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2018

Hamilton unbeatable at Hungaroring

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix by 17.123 seconds over Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. The win was the 67th of Hamilton’s Formula One career, his fifth this season and his sixth at the Hungaroring. The victory allowed Hamilton to widen his lead in the championship standings over Vettel, his nearest pursuer. The Brit came into the Hungarian Grand Prix with a 17-point margin on Vettel and leaves with a 24-point advantage. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (345 points) leads Ferrari by 10 points in the […]

Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2018

Good qualifying for Toro Rosso

Despite knowing the qualifying in Hungary would offer potential for a good result with the characteristics of their car, Toro Rosso didn’t imagine that their drivers would be lining up in P6 and P8 for the race on Sunday. The wet conditions worked in their favour and the correct decisions on tyres help on achieving the good result. “It was a crazy qualifying for us, especially in these conditions but I’m super happy with the outcome! It was very tricky to keep the car on […]

Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2018

Double Q1 knockout for Force India

A tricky qualifying session for Force India today, which didn’t really go to plan. A brake problem held back Esteban Ocon and seriously compromised his qualifying session, especially towards the end when the track was improving. “It’s disappointing to be out in Q1, but we had an issue with the brakes that held us back. I pitted for slicks when the track was improving and my brake pedal went long. We tried to optimise the situation as much as we could, cooling down the brakes, […]

Posted on Saturday, July 28, 2018

Hamilton stops Ferrari's dominance with pole

Lewis Hamilton scored an unexpected pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday after an intense qualifying session at the Hungaroring. His fast lap of 1:35.658 in the final round of knockout was .26 of a second better than runner-up and teammate, Valtteri Bottas. It was Hamilton’s 77th career Formula One pole, his fifth this season and his sixth at the Hungaroring. Despite looking strong the entire weekend, Ferrari drivers handed the front row to Mercedes but secured the second one with Kimi Raikkonen on third […]

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2018

Ricciardo and Vettel top Friday practice

Friday’s F1 track action has come to an end at the Hungaroring with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel leading FP2 with a mark of 1:16.834, which was .074 of a second better than his nearest pursuer, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen. The Hungaroring track record of 1:16.276, set last year by Vettel in the final round of qualifying, remained intact. “I was pretty happy in the afternoon” Vettel said “more than in the morning session, as I think the car is performing well also over one lap. "We can […]

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2018

2018 Hungarian GP - Friday Press Conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Otmar SZAFNAUER (Force India), Toto WOLFF (Mercedes), Mario ISOLA (Pirelli) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Otmar, in that very seat yesterday Esteban Ocon was telling us that there’s been a lot of interest in him for 2019. What can you tell us about his future? Otmar SZAFNAUER: Well, I’m glad there’s interest, he’s a great driver and glad we chose him a couple of years ago and have helped him to progress to the point where others are interested. Just happy to say he’s our […]

Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2018

2018 Hungarian GP - Thursday Press Conference

DRIVERS – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes), Carlos SAINZ (Renault), Esteban OCON (Force India) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Valtteri, if we could start with you please. New Mercedes contract announced at Hockenheim last weekend. Can we just get your thoughts on that? How much confidence does it give you and what do you feel it says about your performances so far this year? Valtteri BOTTAS: Thank You. Yes, of course, at this point of the year it’s a very, very good point to know what you’re doing next year. […]