Formula1 - McLaren Mercedes F1 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX RACE
Formula1 - McLaren Mercedes F1 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX RACE
Kimi Raikkonen, MP4-21 05 Pedro de la Rosa, MP4-21 06 T-car (Kimi), MP4-21 04
Hungaroring, Budapest, Sunday 6th August 2006
Pedro de la Rosa finished today's 70-lap Hungarian Grand Prix in second place, scoring his first ever Formula 1 career podium in his fourth race for Team McLaren Mercedes. Kimi Raikkonen retired on lap 26 whilst in second place following a coming together with Vitantonio Liuzzi, which resulted in the Mercedes-Benz safety car being deployed. Pedro was on a three-stop strategy, pitting on laps 16 (11.8 seconds), 26 just as the safety car was deployed (11.0 seconds) and lap 51 (7.9 seconds). Kimi pitted on lap 17 (11.0 seconds). With rain falling at the Hungaroring all morning most of the race was run in wet conditions. Kimi fifth in the Drivers' Championship with 49 points and Pedro is 12th with 10 points. Juan Pablo Montoya is seventh with 26 points, and Team McLaren Mercedes is third in the Constructors' standings with 85 points. Formula 1 now enters a three week break from on-track activity until the Turkish Grand Prix at the end of August, however development of the MP4-21 will continue intensively in Woking, Brixworth and Stuttgart.
PEDRO DE LA ROSA
"I am extremely happy to score my first Formula 1 podium today, and it is great to score eight points for the team, who have all worked so hard for this. It was a very interesting race with the wet conditions, so I just tried to keep my head down, push all the way and stay out of trouble, as I knew if I got to the end we had the speed to be on the podium. The Michelin tyres worked really well today in all the conditions, especially the dry tyres at the end. We backed off a little in the middle section as we were very heavy on fuel and we wanted to conserve this and go as long as possible, but in the end the track conditions changed, and we pitted earlier to change the tyres. This really is a great feeling and it is down to all the team that we were able to achieve this today."
"I could do nothing to avoid the collision with Liuzzi. He really slowed down on the racing line and there was just nowhere for me to go except into the back of him. The start of the race was really good for me with my first set of Michelin tyres working really well, but after the first stop I was really struggling with grip on the front, and as a result Fernando Alonso was able to build on his lead. It is never great to end a race like that especially when there was every opportunity to win it, but we just have to move forward, and I really appreciate the gesture of Liuzzi coming to apologise. Well done Pedro for a strong performance."
"I would like to congratulate Pedro on a tremendous, measured and effective drive today scoring a great second place. The team and I are personally delighted for him, and it is a much deserved result and demonstrates the racing quality of a great driver. Whilst the race, I am sure, was exciting to watch it was tinged by some disappointment that we should lose Kimi in such a way. Understandably we feel a race win that should have been eluded us today."
"A first class performance by Pedro mastering tricky conditions throughout the race. His second place is well deserved, and he kept his cool in every circumstance. It is a pity that Kimi dropped out after having a misunderstanding followed by a crash with Vitantonio Liuzzi who backed off to let Kimi through. We will now during the summer break continue to work hard to further improve our package, and we want to demonstrate our upwards trend at the next Grand Prix in Turkey. Congratulations to Honda and Jenson Button for their first win.
Der von Robert Kubica beim Großen Preis von Ungarn gesteuerte BMW Sauber F1.06 wurde nachträglich aus der Wertung genommen. Er war als Siebter ins Ziel gekommen. Der Pole und das BMW Sauber F1 Team verlieren zwei WM-Punkte.
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Wetter: Regen bis 13 Uhr, dann abtrocknend, 17-22°C Luft, 20-27°C Asphalt
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2006 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - SUNDAY 06/08/06
Our preview predicted no overtaking and a dull race. We were wrong about that and then we got our strategy wrong in the race.
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Sunday 6 August 2006
DECLINE IN BUDA
Panasonic Toyota Racing will leave Budapest with three points courtesy of Ralf Schumacher following today's incident-packed Hungarian Grand Prix. After the cool conditions of the first two days, the Hungarian weather had one more surprise for the teams on Sunday, with heavy showers ensuring that much of the race took pla weiter >>
WeatherOvercast with intermittent rainAir: 17-21°C | Track: 19-29°C
The Honda Racing F1 Team today achieved its first grand prix victory after Jenson Button took the chequered flag in P1 for the first time in his career and for the first win of Honda’s third weiter >>
The Honda Racing F1 Team scored its first ever win today at the Hungarian Grand Prix. It is Honda’s 72nd win at the top level of motor sport.
Wet weather created a fascinating race but Honda prevailed showing dominant form and great strategy throughout the race. weiter >>
1 12 Jenson Button Honda Winner 2 4 Pedro de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes +30.8 secs 3 16 Nick Heidfeld Sauber-BMW +43.8 secs 4 11 Rubens Barrichello Honda +45.2 secs 5 14 David Coulthard RBR-Ferrari +1 Lap 6 7 Ralf Schumacher Toyota +1 Lap 7 17 Robert Kubica Sauber-BMW +1 Lap 8 6 Felipe Mas weiter >>
Kimi Raikkonen, MP4-21 05 Pedro de la Rosa, MP4-21 06 T-car (Kimi), MP4-21 04
HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
Team McLaren Mercedes driver Kimi Raikkonen will start his 100th Grand Prix from Pole Position at the Hungaroring tomorrow, which is his 10th career and Team McLaren Mercedes 45th. The Finn set a time of 1:19.599 in weiter >>
IT'S GRAINING AGAIN
Panasonic Toyota Racing will line up with two drivers in the first four rows of the grid for tomorrow's Hungarian Grand Prix after today's hour of qualifying at the Hungaroring. The uncharacteristic low temperatures of yesterday's practice sessions continued into Saturday, with an overcast sky and cool conditions throughout the day. That has led weiter >>
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Monteiro was 15th after the first 15 minutes but slipped to down to 16th position in Q2, running on worn tyres in order to save an extra fresh set for the race. His teamm weiter >>
Wetter: bedeckt, 23-24°C Luft, 33-35°C Asphalt
Von den Startplätzen neun und zehn für Robert Kubica und Nick Heidfeld sind die Punkteränge beim Großen Preis von Ungarn in Reichweite. Beide Piloten des BMW Sauber F1 Teams profitieren von der Rückstufung von Konkurrenten.
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*We were allowed an extra 300 rpm on our power- restricted V10 for Saturday, but 17th and 19th places shows it didn't make much of a difference, whatever some of the other teams expected. You can relax guys!
Tonio Liuzzi: "I had a lot of problems with the rear tyres on my run, as they were degrading. During qualifying, it felt as though I had no trac weiter >>
* We would politely request that our dear boss Mr. Mateschitz stays away from qualifying, as every time he turns up, we don't do too well!
DAVID COULTHARD, Position 13
"The qualifying session didn't go quite as we hoped. On each run, I was going quicker and the final lap was looking good, but unfortunately I came up behi weiter >>
1 3 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.080 1:19.704 1:19.599
2 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:19.742 1:19.504 1:19.886
3 11 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:21.141 1:19.783 1:20.085
4 12 Jenson Button Honda 1:20.820 1:19.943 1:20.092
5 4 Pedro de la Rosa Mc weiter >>
1 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:20.795 2 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:21.472 3 17 Robert Kubica Sauber-BMW 1:21.806 4 11 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:21.833 5 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:22.119 6 2 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:22.340 7 15 Christian Klien RBR-Ferrari 1:22.362 weiter >>
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Alonso gesticulated at Doornbos, whom he felt had held him up, and then appeared to deliberately weave and slow his Renault in front weiter >>
Friday 4th August 2006 Kimi Raikkonen MP4-21 05 Pedro de la Rosa MP4-21 06 T-car (Kimi) MP4-21 04
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DAVID COULTHARD, 1st Practice P-, 2nd Practice P24
"We're not looking that good today, but it's just that we're working to our own programme which is obviously different to others. Everything was pretty much the same as during a normal Friday practice, the only difference thi weiter >>
Friday August 4th, 2006
Tiago Monteiro (POR) - Chassis: M16-03, Car #18
First Timed Session Classification: 15th, 1:27.321 (+5.697) 8 laps completedSecond Timed Session Classification: 15th, 1:24.508 (+2.730) 8 laps completed
Quote: "We're having some problems with our tyre ch weiter >>
Friday 4 August 2006
Panasonic Toyota Racing today began its preparations for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix in unusual conditions at the Hungaroring. Budapest in August usually guarantees extreme temperatures and one of the hottest grands prix of the season with tr weiter >>
From Communications Dpt. to all staff: As we are now at race 13 and no one is paying any attention to anything, we can speed up our press releases with the attached Driver Kwik Quote Kit.
I was x very happy unhappy with today's work. The conditions x suited did not suit our car. Tyre c weiter >>
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Wetter: Bewölkt, 20°C Luft, 27-29°C Asphalt
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1 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:21.778
2 1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:23.097
3 2 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:23.189
4 37 Robert Doornbos RBR-Ferrari 1:23.195
5 36 Anthony Davidson Honda 1:23.498
6 7 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:23.747
7 8 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:23.771
8 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:23.931
9 16 Nick weiter >>
1 3 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.624
2 36 Anthony Davidson Honda 1:22.396
3 5 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 1:22.499
4 4 Pedro de la Rosa McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.730
5 35 Alexander Wurz Williams-Cosworth 1:22.941
6 11 Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:23.553
7 12 Jenson Button Honda 1:23.659
8 37 Robert Doornbos RBR-Ferra weiter >>
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Track Temperature: 48 C Race Distance: 306.663 km
Air Temperature: 34 C Circuit Length: 4.381km
RED BULL (NO) RACING SUMMARY
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