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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

Hamilton upbeat over practice progress

World Champion Lewis Hamilton labelled his Friday practice as 'fun' as he topped both sessions ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton, a four-time victor at the Hungaroring, finished comfortably clear of Red Bull pair Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo, with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg seven-tenths down on the Briton. "It was really good fun out there today," he said. "I'm starting to think this might be my favourite track. It's so fun to drive with the combination of corners and undulations. "The way it […]

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

Force India hopeful of resuming running on Saturday

Force India is hopeful that it can resume running during third practice on Saturday morning following Sergio Perez's accident the opening session at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Perez suffered a right rear suspension failure as he went wide at Turn 11 and was pitched into the barriers on the inside of the circuit. Perez's right front wheel lodged under his chassis and he was launched into a flip, eventually coming to a rest upside down. Perez was not injured in the accident but Force India […]

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

Hamilton stays ahead in second session

World Champion Lewis Hamilton continued to set the pace during practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix as Red Bull emerged as Mercedes’ primary challenger. Hamilton, who topped the opening session on Friday morning, posted a time of 1:23.949 to end the day 0.351s quicker than Daniil Kvyat, with Daniel Ricciardo in third position. Red Bull’s day, however, was bittersweet as while its RB11 performed well due to the Hungaroring’s layout, Ricciardo stopped on track with 20 minutes remaining when his car suffered an engine failure. […]

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

Force India to miss second session

Force India will not participate in the second practice session following Sergio Perez's large crash in the opening 90 minutes of running in Hungary, which cost the team an estimated €250,000 worth of damage. Perez's car appeared to suffer a suspension failure as he ran across the kerbs exiting Turn 11 and Perez was pitched towards the inside barriers. Perez's front right wheel dug underneath the chassis and sent the car into a flip, with Perez eventually landing upside down. Perez was able to clamber […]

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

Hamilton tops disrupted first Hungary session

World Champion Lewis Hamilton set the quickest time during an opening practice session in Hungary which was disrupted by two red flags. The first came when Force India driver Sergio Pérez suffered a frightening airborne accident in the VJM08. Pérez ran slightly wide onto the exit kerb at Turn 11 and his right rear suspension appeared to fail, pitching him into the barriers on the inside. As Pérez struck the barriers, his right front wheel buckled underneath the chassis and dug in, causing the Force […]

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Leimer to make Manor debut in practice

Manor Marussia reserve driver Fabio Leimer will make his debut for the squad during the first practice session at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. Leimer, the 2013 GP2 champion, joined the team as its official reserve driver prior to the Canadian Grand Prix last month. Leimer will replace regular driver Roberto Merhi during the opening 90 minute session at the Hungaroring on Friday morning. "On this most difficult of weekends for the team, I am very appreciative of their decision to continue with my planned […]

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hungarian Grand PrixView

Following the untimely passing of Jules Bianchi last Friday, Formula 1 arrives at the Hungarian Grand Prix in a sombre mood, but ready to put on a good show in honour of the late Frenchman. The event has become one of the most popular on the calendar due to its proximity to the vibrant city of Budapest in the height of the summer. The Hungaroring has often been described as ‘Monaco without the walls’ and often produces intrigue and drama before the sport takes a […]

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Minute's silence for Bianchi in Hungary

Formula 1 will pay tribute to Jules Bianchi with a minute's silence prior to this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. Bianchi passed away on Friday, having spent nine months in hospital following a crash at last year's Japanese Grand Prix, from which he never regained consciousness. A minute's silence will be held on Sunday at 13:45 local time, prior to the start of the next round of the season at the Hungaroring.

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Boullier rues spate of opening lap collisions

McLaren racing director says first lap collisions involving the squad have masked the progress made by the team across recent months. Fernando Alonso was running an upgrade package on his MP4-30 in Austria but he was eliminated exiting Turn 2 after he was collected by Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen. Alonso was also involved in a first lap collision in Britain, when he caused terminal damage to team-mate Jenson Button's car as he attempted to avoid earlier contact involving Daniel Ricciardo and both Lotus drivers. Boullier believes […]

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015

Mallya: B-spec car delivered on promise

Force India team boss Vijay Mallya says that the outfit's b-spec car performed as expected at Silverstone and believes a further step can be made at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. Having introduced its heavily revised car at the most recent race in Britain, Nico Hulkenberg finished in seventh place, with Sergio Perez ninth, to consolidate fifth position in the Constructors' championship. "The debut of the b-spec car met our expectations and has delivered the performance step we anticipated," said Mallya. "It’s a boost for […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mattiacci: Ferrari needs to be realistic

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci insists that his squad must not get too enthusiastic despite achieving only their second podium finish of the season in Hungary. Fernando Alonso claimed second place during a wet/dry race at the Hungaroring, to add to his third place from April's Chinese Grand Prix. But Mattiacci says Ferrari must be realistic over their prospects for the remainder of the year, in spite of Alonso's podium. "It was a great race and very pleasing to see our team fight back from […]

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014

Hungarian GP: Driver Ratings

Rating the drivers for their performance in a thrilling edition of the Hungarian Grand Prix. 1 | Sebastian Vettel | Red Bull-Renault | Q: 2nd | R: 7th | 6/10 This was the first weekend all season where Vettel looked comfortable with the RB10. He almost claimed pole in qualifying while he was all over Valtteri Bottas throughout the first stint. Timing of the Safety Car completely scuppered his strategy and he played dare with the exit kerb of the final corner one time too […]