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Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Bob Bell Q & A

After an unpredictable German Grand Prix, Renault narrowly extended their advantage in fourth place in the Constructors’ Championship. Chief Technical Officer Bob Bell shares his thoughts on the first-half of the season and the plan of action for the second-half. Q: What’s there to say about the Hungaroring? Bob Bell: It’s a tight and twisty circuit, which requires maximum downforce from the car. The circuit has been resurfaced recently, so it should be relatively smooth. We’re going with Pirelli’s Medium, Soft and Ultrasoft tyres, like […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

2018 Hungarian Grand PrixView

With an average speed of just 200 kph, the Hungaroring is the slowest permanent circuit on the Formula One calendar. Slow, however, doesn’t mean easy as the circuit requires precision and preservation. It is a physical track, demanding a lot from the drivers who, in turn, demand a lot from their car. Hungaroring has 14 corners and few straights, which puts increased emphasis on downforce and mechanical grip. Likened to Monaco or a full-sized karting circuit, the Hungaroring offers few overtaking opportunities, meaning qualifying is of utmost […]

Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Should Mercedes have split strategies to beat Ferrari?

Ferrari came to Hungary needing a strong win after the huge setback of Silverstone and they got it, thanks to some determined team play and some clear-sighted tactics. Mercedes, on the back foot after qualifying, considered various opportunities to attack but were hamstrung by Lewis Hamilton with a poor start getting stuck behind Max Verstappen for the opening stint. The strategists’ mantra at Budapest is ‘dodge things that lose you time’, such as blue flags, slower traffic and poor starts that leave you behind a […]

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017

The Hungarian GP in pictures

A selection of the best pictures from the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend at Hungaroring. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="106" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="166" thumbnail_height="95" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="32" number_of_columns="0" ajax_pagination="1" show_all_in_lightbox="1" use_imagebrowser_effect="0" show_slideshow_link="0" slideshow_link_text="[Show as slideshow]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017

McLaren enjoys its best race of the season

McLaren Honda recorded its most competitive race of the season so far after scoring nine points during the Hungarian Grand Prix. Fernando Alonso drove a strong race to finish sixth; a performance that included a committed overtaking move around the outside of Carlos Sainz at Turn Two, and a crackling second stint on the Prime tyre, which concluded with him setting the overall fastest lap of the race, on lap 69. “We were probably looking at seventh or eighth position today, but with Ricciardo out […]

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hamilton: 'I tried my best out there'

Lewis Hamilton finished the Hungarian Grand Prix fourth after facing radio communication issues for most of the race, causing him to remain stuck behind his team mate and losing time that would have helped him to attack the Ferrari drivers. After Valtteri Bottas eventually let him past to put pressure on Kimi Raikkonen, the Brit was unable to pass and gave Bottas the place back in the final corner.  The Mercedes driver remains second in the Drivers’ Championship, 14 points off Sebastian Vettel (202 points).  […]

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Force India breaks the 100 points mark

Sahara Force India scored six points in today’s Hungarian Grand Prix with Sergio Perez racing to eighth place ahead of Esteban Ocon in ninth. This result edges the team over the 100 points mark, which is a positive way to head into the summer break. A very aggressive first lap brought both drivers up into the top ten, from where it was mostly a routine afternoon with both cars executing one-stop strategies.  “I’m very pleased to come away with eighth place today. It hasn’t been an […]

Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017

Vettel victorious at Hungaroring

Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel expands his championship lead after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday over team mate Kimi Raikkonen. The four-time Formula One champion won the race from the pole, leading all 70 laps to secure his 46th career Formula One victory, his fourth of the season and his second at the Hungaroring. The triumph also gave Vettel some breathing room in the championship. Vettel came into Hungary with only a one-point lead over his nearest pursuer, Lewis Hamilton, but leaves with a 14-point […]

Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ferrari locks front row in qualifying

Scuderia Ferrari drivers will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from first row after setting the two fastest times in Qualifying on Saturday. Sebastian Vettel's lap of 1:16.276 was the quickest all-time at the Hungaroring and .168 of a second better than runner-up and teammate Kimi Räikkönen. This was Vettel’s 48th career Formula One pole and his second this season, and with Räikkönen qualifying second, it marked the third Ferrari front-row lockout of 2017. Qualifying results: 1.   S. Vettel Ferrari 01:17.244      01:16.802     […]

Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Di Resta takes over Massa's seat

Williams' Reserve Driver Paul di Resta will drive alongside Lance Stroll for the remainder of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend after Felipe Massa was feeling unwell during practice in Budapest on Friday and Saturday. Massa visited the medical centre and the MH EK Honvedkorhaz hospital for precautionary tests on Friday, after feeling unwell and dizzy during FP2. He was cleared to take part in Saturday’s practice session by the FIA medical delegate, but he felt unwell again during FP3 and has made the decision to withdraw […]

Posted on Friday, July 28, 2017

Ricciardo quickest in Friday sessions

The 11th round of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship got off with the two practice sessions on Friday, valuable to teams' preparation for the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday. Both FP1 and FP2 were run under warm and partly sunny conditions.  Leading the way in FP1 was Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo whose fast lap of 1:18.486 was .234 of a second better than the next quickest driver, Scuderia Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen, and .05 of a second better than the previous all-time track record – […]

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017

2017 Hungarian GP - Thursday press conference

PART ONE: DRIVERS – Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren), Nico HULKENBERG (Renault), Marcus ERICSSON (Sauber) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Gentlemen, if we could by getting your thoughts on the Halo cockpit protection that is going to be introduced from the start of 2018. Sebastian, if we could begin with you, what are your thoughts about the Halo and how do you feel it compares to the Shield you tested at Silverstone two weeks ago? Sebastian VETTEL: Well, I wasn’t a big fan of the Shield, mostly for […]