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Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2015

Vettel dedicates victory to late Bianchi

Sebastian Vettel dedicated his Hungarian Grand Prix triumph to Jules Bianchi, who passed away on Friday 17 July. Vettel controlled proceedings at the Hungaroring to chalk up his second win of the campaign and immediately paid tribute to Bianchi on the team radio. Bianchi was a Ferrari junior driver and Vettel dedicated his success to a driver who tested for the squad on several occasions. "[An] incredible day but I think this victory is for Jules, we know it has been an incredibly tough week," […]

Posted on Sunday, July 26, 2015

Vettel wins incident packed Hungarian GP

Sebastian Vettel claimed a comfortable victory during a dramatic incident-strewn Hungarian Grand Prix as neither Mercedes driver finished on the podium. Vettel was untroubled after taking the lead at the start but behind him there was action throughout the pack, with Daniil Kvyat securing his first podium in second, and Daniel Ricciardo third. Lewis Hamilton was only sixth after a spate of incidents while Nico Rosberg was eighth after a puncture following late contact with Ricciardo. Vettel took the lead during a dramatic start as […]

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Sainz 'couldn't get into a rhythm'

Carlos Sainz Jr. was left to rue changed conditions which scuppered his progress during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Sainz had emerged as a top 10 contender throughout practice and placed fifth in the final session on Saturday morning. However, Sainz slipped back in qualifying and, having been unable to progress from Q2, will start from 12th place on the grid. "I had been quite comfortable with the car the whole weekend, we were looking strong," he said. "However, in today’s qualifying session the […]

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Vettel wary of Red Bull pace

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says the squad has to be wary of a resurgent Red Bull during the Hungarian Grand Prix, as he narrowly beat former team-mate Daniel Ricciardo to third place in qualifying. Vettel was the fastest non-Mercedes driver but was only hundredths of a second ahead of Ricciardo, whose Red Bull team is performing stronger than it has so far in 2015 due to the characteristics of the Hungaroring, where the power unit has less of an impact. "We had a great recovery […]

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Grosjean sure of return to points

Romain Grosjean is optimistic that his top 10 grid slot at the Hungarian Grand Prix will allow him to return to the points following a couple of difficult races for the squad. Grosjean rounded out the Q3 runners and is seeking his first points since Canada, following retirements in Austria and Britain. "I think we got everything we could out of the car today, it’s good to be in the top 10," he said. "It was a tough qualifying with the wind picking up at […]

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ricciardo confident of challenging Ferrari

Daniel Ricciardo is confident that Red Bull will be able to challenge Ferrari during the Hungarian Grand Prix. Red Bull has endured a difficult campaign but Ricciardo secured fourth place in qualifying at the Hungaroring, narrowly behind Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel. Ricciardo is optimistic of battling his former team-mate on Sunday as Red Bull chases its first podium of 2015. "I am really happy with the session today and with my qualifying performance," he said. "We were very close to Seb which is positive. I […]

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Rosberg unhappy with qualifying performance

Nico Rosberg is hopeful of a better showing on Sunday after declaring himself unhappy with his performance during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Rosberg, who took pole position at the circuit in 2014, was over half a second down on Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton at the Hungaroring. "Unfortunately for me, something went wrong in qualifying which I can't quite explain at the moment," he said. "In final practice I sorted out the problems from Friday and had a great feeling in the car. "But […]

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015

McLaren pair rue qualifying problems

McLaren pair Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button were left to rue problems which scuppered their prospects during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Alonso made it through to Q2 but his car slowed before he had set a lap and he stopped due to a loss of power. The Spaniard attempted to push his car back to the pit lane but was unable to take any further part in the session. "It was not too bad but I was not allowed to compete again in […]

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Hamilton romps to pole in Hungary

World Champion Lewis Hamilton secured his ninth pole position of the season as he cruised to pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton posted a lap good enough for provisional pole during the first runs in Q3 and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg was unable to eclipse Hamilton on his second run. Hamilton, running behind Rosberg on-track, went even faster and clocked a 1:22.020 to end the session half a second quicker than his title rival. Sebastian Vettel beat former team-mate Daniel Ricciardo to third […]

Posted on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Hamilton completes practice clean sweep

World Champion Lewis Hamilton continued his fine form at the Hungarian Grand Prix as he posted the fastest time during the final practice session. Hamilton was the only driver to dip below the 1:23 mark as he clocked a 1:22.997 on Option tyres to end the session 0.098s clear of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Rosberg had to walk back to his garage with two minutes of the session remaining as he stopped at the end of the pit lane while attempting a practice start. Mercedes […]

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

Raikkonen perplexed by front wing breakage

Kimi Raikkonen was left perplexed after his front wing suddenly detached itself from his Ferrari SF15-T during practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix. As Raikkonen exited Turn 12 during the first session, his front wing fell off and the Finn was unable to avoid running over it, sending debris over the circuit. Raikkonen was able to recover in the second session to place fifth. "The feeling with the car was not too bad and the tyres were behaving pretty okay, but the lap times are […]

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

Ricciardo: Red Bull easier to drive

Daniel Ricciardo says that the Red Bull RB11 is easier to drive compared to recent races as the squad emerged as Mercedes' nearest challenger during practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ricciardo suffered an engine failure in the second session but was still able to finish in third position, with team-mate Daniil Kvyat second only to Lewis Hamilton. Ricciardo, who has scored just one point across the last three races, is confident of a better showing at the Hungaroring. "The car felt good today" he […]