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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 […]

Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hungaroring upgrades confirmed for Moto GP arrival

Hungary is hoping that updates to its Budapest based circuit can secure the Moto GP series for the first time. The Hungaroring is currently undergoing a three year update programme, which began in March last year. The first stage was resurfacing the full 2.72 miles of circuit, the first time this has been done since the circuit’s construction in 1985. There are plans later this year to further modify some corners, as well as constructing new grandstands and television commentary booths. The final stage will […]

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 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 […]

Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ricciardo's Hungaroring blitz: Hungarian GP review

In the lead up to qualifying, Formula 1 team principals held a meeting with Bernie Ecclestone to discuss ways to improve the show. They decided to hire Flavio Briatore to a new working group, set-up to look at ways of making the spectacle more popular. After a thrilling 70 laps in Hungary, the focus should be on anything but the on-track action as Daniel Ricciardo passed two world champions in the last five laps to claim his second Formula 1 victory, ahead of Fernando Alonso […]

Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bianchi relieved to finish after Maldonado hit

Jules Bianchi says he was relieved to finish the Hungarian Grand Prix after being hit by Pastor Maldonado. Maldonado tried to make a move on the Marussia driver but the duo made contact, with Maldonado spinning and Bianchi sustaining a puncture. Bianchi went on to finish the race in 15th position but believes the damage to his car compromised the remainder of his race. "That was a tough race for me because I had to drive for more than 50 laps with a damaged car […]

Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rosberg: Safety Car ruined race

Nico Rosberg believes that the timing of the first Safety Car ruined his chances of victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Rosberg led away from pole in wet conditions before the Safety Car was deployed due to Marcus Ericsson's accident. Rosberg, along with several others, missed the pit entry and had to wait another lap, dropping down the order as a result. The German eventually recovered to fourth place, although he saw his lead over Lewis Hamilton trimmed to 11 points after his team-mate recovered […]

Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hamilton grateful to recover after 'worst' mistake

Lewis Hamilton says he was grateful to recover points after one of the 'worst' moments of his life when he spun on the opening lap. Hamilton started from the pit lane but spun under braking at turn two and tagged the wall, but was able to continue. Hamilton went on to make up ground and finish in third place, closing the gap to team-mate Nico Rosberg to 11 points in the process. "That was one of the worst moments of my life that spin, I […]

Posted on Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hulkenberg, Perez apologise for shunts

Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez have apologised after two separate accidents ended Force India's streak of top 10 finishes in 2014. Hulkenberg tagged Perez at the final corner and the resulting damage sent the German into the tyre barrier. Perez continued for a few more laps but dipped a wheel onto the wet kerb exiting the last turn and slammed into the pit wall. "It was not the best day in the office and I’m feeling very disappointed," said Hulkenberg. "The track was drying out […]