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Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014

Magnussen to start from pit lane

McLaren driver Kevin Magnussen must start from the pit lane due to the damage he sustained in his accident during the final segment of qualifying. Magnussen was caught out by a brief rain shower which doused the circuit at the first corner and slid into the tyre barriers. Although he still qualified in 10th position, McLaren has been forced to change the chassis and gearbox of his MP4-29, necessitating a pit lane start. "I just hit the wall," he said. "The track was much wetter […]

Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014

Vettel: Red Bull still far from Mercedes

Sebastian Vettel has admitted that Red Bull is still some way off of championship leaders Mercedes, despite briefly challenging for pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Vettel edged ahead of Nico Rosberg during the closing moments of Q3 before the championship leader responded and claimed pole by almost half a second. "After Q2 I thought if we got everything right then we might have been closer to the Mercedes at the end than we were," he said. "Nico’s lap was very strong and it’s […]

Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sutil hails 'very important' result

Adrian Sutil hailed Sauber's effort during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix as he achieved his best grid position of the season. Sutil and Sauber have endured a difficult 2014, with neither party having scored a point. But Sutil made it through to Q2 at the Hungaroring and he netted 12th place on the grid. "It was an exciting qualifying," he said. "12th is my best result so far this season. We were quite competitive today and so driving is much more fun. Although it […]

Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014

Raikkonen questioned Ferrari Q1 strategy

Kimi Raikkonen says he questioned Ferrari's strategy during the first knockout segment of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, in which he was eliminated by Marussia's Jules Bianchi. Raikkonen and team-mate Fernando Alonso attempted to get through Q1 using only the Prime tyres, expecting the elimination spots to be filled by the Caterham and Marussia drivers after the early demise of Lewis Hamilton and Pastor Maldonado. But Bianchi improved on Options to knock Raikkonen out by just 0.064s and as a result, the Finn will […]

Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014

Rosberg on pole as Hamilton hits problems

Nico Rosberg claimed his sixth pole position of the season as Lewis Hamilton’s title bid went up in smoke during the first knockout session at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Rosberg came out on top following a thrilling battle with Sebastian Vettel and Valtteri Bottas during Q3 at the Hungaroring, as team-mate Hamilton's day ended early. Hamilton returned to the pits with flames trickling from his Mercedes W05 Hybrid during the first session and he stopped at the pit entry near a marshals’ post. The Brit […]

Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hamilton remains on top in final session

Lewis Hamilton maintained his form by setting the quickest time during the final practice session at the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Brit posted a time of 1:24.048 to end the 60 minute session 0.047s faster than Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg. Rosberg's fastest time came on his third flying lap on options, having made a mistake on his first timed lap. Reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel was third quickest, just over four-tenths of a second behind Hamilton. Valtteri Bottas was fourth for Williams, ahead of Red […]

Posted on Saturday, July 26, 2014

As it happened: Hungarian GP qualifying

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Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Bottas anticipating tougher time in Hungary

Valtteri Bottas says he is expecting a more difficult time in Hungary as he bids for his fourth consecutive podium finish. The Finn claimed the first rostrum of his Formula 1 career in Austria and followed it up by driving to second place in both Britain and Germany. But Bottas is anticipating Williams to face a tougher challenge around the Hungaroring, at which he was eighth fastest in second practice, 1.5s behind pace setter Lewis Hamilton. "It was an interesting Friday, we went through all […]

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

McLaren lacking one lap pace - Button

Jenson Button says that McLaren must improve the balance of the MP4-29 prior to qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday. Button was ninth fastest during the second practice session at the Hungaroring and while the Brit was content with long run pace, he thinks the team needs to work on its one lap speed. "I had a relatively good run on the soft tyre using high fuel, so I’m feeling happier about that, but the balance over a single lap is something we […]

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Red Bull wary of faster rivals

Red Bull duo Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo believe that the reigning world champions could face a tough time at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. Vettel was third quickest during the second practice session at the Hungaroring but is wary of Red Bull's rivals being able to make greater gains ahead of Saturday's qualifying session. Vettel was significantly faster than Williams driver Valtteri Bottas, who has claimed three consecutive podium finishes, and the German is sure that their rivals can make steps. "I think we […]

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Hamilton laments poor grip in practice

Lewis Hamilton was left to rue a lack of grip during practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix, despite setting the quickest time in both sessions on Friday at the Hungaroring. Hamilton set a time of 1:24.482 during the second 90 minute session to edge out Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by 0.238s, as he bids for a fifth victory at the circuit. The Brit was nonetheless at odds to explain the lack of grip in his Mercedes W05 Hybrid. "We struggled with poor grip on track […]

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014

Hamilton stays on top in second practice

Lewis Hamilton ended Friday practice on top after setting the quickest time during the second session for this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. Hamilton edged out Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg during the Prime tyre runs early on in the session and maintained his advantage when the field conducted low fuel runs on Option tyres. Rosberg held the upper hand after Hamilton locked up and went wide on his first run on Options, but the Brit knocked Rosberg off the top of the times on his second […]