1 H Kovalainen McLaren Mercedes 1:37:27:067 (1:21.753, 7th)2
2 T Glock Toyota +11.061 (1:21.671, 6th) 5
3 K Raikkonen Ferrari +16.856 (1:21.195, 1st)
6 13 K NAKAJIMA FW30-04 H336 AT&T WILLIAMS +1 lap (1:23.307, 18th) 16
14 N ROSBERG FW30-05 H355 AT&T WILLIAMS +1 lap (1:22.397, 12th) 14
Altogether a trying weekend for AT&T Williams at the Hungarian Grand Prix with neither driver able to collect points. From the outset, the team struggled for pace at the Hungaroring. Coupled with a mechanical problem for Nico in qualifying and weak starts on both cars, Rosberg and Nakajima were on the back foot going into a Grand Prix on a circuit renowned for its limited overtaking opportunities.
Nico finished the race where he started in P14, despite losing time in the pits following a problem with his fuel rig. Kazuki’s afternoon was no less difficult, but was somewhat alleviated by a change to his strategy mid-race, which helped put him in 13th place at the chequered flag.
Obviously it was a very difficult race for us. We converted my strategy to a one stopper, which was the right thing to do, so thanks to the team for that. After that though, I was running heavy and struggling on the option tyres so had to fight for pace.
I then made contact with Fisichella and lost a position. Fortunately, I was able to regain it when he had to make his final stop. That was all we could do today so we need to look into what happened and try to improve for the next race.
My first lap wasn’t great. I was in the wrong place and lost a few positions. Then, during my first pit-stop, something went wrong with the fuel rig which cost me a couple of decisive seconds and put me behind Fisichella.
My strategy was over then. In terms of the heat I didn’t have a problem with it; we’ve definitely had worse races this year.
Sam Michael, Technical Director:
Being a track like Budapest, it’s extremely difficult to overtake, especially when everyone gets stacked up behind one another. We didn’t have a good first lap, with both cars losing positions. We also had a problem with the fuel rig on Nico’s car, which dropped him behind Kazuki, whose strategy we had changed.
Difficult race, but we’ll look forward to the next one. During the break before the next couple of Grands Prix, even though we’re in a balancing act of developing the 2009 car with improving this year’s car, we’ll still be working hard on the FW30 in order to make progress in the remaining races.
Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM01/02):DNF Lap 62 (Retired)
Giancarlo Fisichella (car 21, VJM01/05): 15th 1:38:44.943 (67 laps)
Giancarlo Fisichella took a hard-fought 15th position in today's Hungarian Grand Prix following a close battle with the Williams weiter >>
2008 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - SUNDAY 03/08/08
Sébastien Bourdais (STR3-01) Pos. 18th
"There have been two sides to this weekend: it got off to a good start and then I had some problems in qualifying. The race also started quite well, as I had a good pace. Then it all went to hell at the first pit stop, as the guys had to use the fire extinguisher and I weiter >>
Car 10, MARK WEBBER, (Finish Position 9th, Start Position: 8th)
"We weren't quick enough. We didn't do a good enough job in qualifying yesterday, which hurt us in the race. We struggled to find pace - and it was hard to stay with theToyotas and Renaults, who we're fighting in the Championship. Let's hope it's this track though and that we can bounce back in Valenci weiter >>
FORMULA 1 ING MAGYAR NAGYDIJ 2008
1 23 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 70 Winner 2 10
2 12 Timo Glock Toyota 70 +11.0 secs 5 8
3 1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 70 +16.8 secs 6 6
4 5 Fernando Alonso Renault 70 +21.6 secs 7 5
5 22 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 70 +23.0 secs 1 4
6 6 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 70 +32.2 secs 10 3 weiter >>
2. August 2008 – GP Ungarn
Gute Nachrichten vom ING Renaulf F1 Team: Sowohl Fernando Alonso als auch Nelson Piquet haben beim Abschlusstraining zum Großen Preis von Ungarn den Sprung ins das dr weiter >>
Budapest, Saturday 2nd August 2008
Lewis Hamilton MP4-23 07
Heikki Kovalainen MP4-23 05
2008 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
Lewis Hamilton and Heikki Kovalainen will start Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, near Budapest, from an all-Vodafone McLaren Mercedes front row. In an exciting qualifying sessions, Lewis weiter >>
Hungarian Grand Prix - Qualifying Round-Up Saturday 2 August 2008
Today's Weather: Sunny and dry. Air 30-31°C, track 38-44°C
Best 2008 grid position: 3rd Jarno Trulli (Malaysia)
Best 2008 race result: 3rd Jarno Trulli (France)
&nbs weiter >>
HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - QUALIFYING
4.381kms / 2.772 miles
Weather: Sunny with some cloud
Air: 30 - 310C, Track: 38 - 440C
Qualifying for round 11 of the Championship, the Hungarian Grand Prix, ended badly for the AT&T Williams team in Budapest today. Nico Rosberg eased into Q2, bu weiter >>
2008 Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report
Adrian Sutil (car 20, VJM01/02):
FP3: 20th 1:22.550 (23 laps)
Q1: 20th 1:22.113 (10 laps)
Giancarlo Fisichella (car 21, VJM01/05):
FP3: 19th 1:22.189 (22 laps)
Q1: 19th 1:21.670 (9 laps)
The Force India Formula One Team will start weiter >>
2008 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - SATURDAY 02/08/08
Before qualifying, Franz Tost and Giorgio Ascanelli had a bet for a bottle of world famous Sassicaia wine on where our two drivers would finish. Franz said 9 and 12 Giorgio said 11 and 13, so the bet moves on to Valencia.
Sebastian Vettel (STR3-03)
"A shame to miss out on Q3 by one hundredth weiter >>
Continuing this weekend's pre-Olympic theme, have a laugh at some of the silliest things said at past OIympic Games:
At the rowing medal ceremony: "And the wife of the IOC President is hugging the cox of the British crew."
At the boxing: "Sure there have been injuries and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious."
At t weiter >>
FORMULA 1 ING MAGYAR NAGYDIJ 2008
1 22 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.376 1:19.473 1:20.899 12
2 23 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.945 1:19.480 1:21.140 16
3 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:19.578 1:19.068 1:21.191 16
4 4 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:20.053 1:19.776 1:21.281 19
5 12 Timo Glock Toyota 1:19.980 1:19.246 1:21. weiter >>
FORMULA 1 ING MAGYAR NAGYDIJ 2008
1 22 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.228 14
2 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:20.567 0.339 14
3 12 Timo Glock Toyota 1:20.623 0.395 21
4 23 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.657 0.429 15
5 6 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 1:20.917 0.689 21
6 3 Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:21.09 weiter >>
Das ING Renault F1 Team nahm heute auf dem Hungaroring bei Budapest seine Vorbereitungen auf den Großen Preis von Ungarn am Sonntag auf.
Fernando Alonso, Renault R28-02 Nelson Piquet, Renault R28-01
1. Freies Training:
P5, 1.21,802 min, 18 Runden P8, 1.22,326 min, 19 Runden
2. Freies Training:
P4, 1.20,928 min, weiter >>
Lewis Hamilton MP4-23 07
Heikki Kovalainen MP4-23 05
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time of the day after Friday's two free practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring, near Budapest. In the afternoon, Lewis completed 35 laps and set a best time of 1m20.554.
His team-mate Heikki Kovalain weiter >>
Sébastien Bourdais (STR3-01)
"Not too bad today. This morning was the first time I have driven here since the track configuration was changed, so I was finding out what it's like in a Formula 1 car. That went okay. This afternoon it was the usual programme of evaluating the tyres with different fuel loads.
The track rubbered in quite a lot towards the end weiter >>
The 2008 Olympics start next week, Mark reckoned he wouldn't mind trying the cycling, while David said he'd go for the long distance running - but what would the rest of the F1 team do?
Marathon - Truckies - They're used to covering long distances
Synchronised Swimming - Mechanics - Perfect pit stop coordination
Trampolining -- Marketing - Used to bouncing weiter >>
Sunny with some cloud
F Massa: 1:20.981K Raikkonen: 1: 21.345H Kovalainen: 1:121.410
L Hamilton: 1:20.554N Piquet: 1:20.748H Kovalainen: 1:20.760
N ROSBERG FW30-05 / H328 1:23.147 (16th) 21 LAPS 1:21.581 (10th) 34 LAPS
K NAKAJIMA FW30-04 / H323 1:23.274 (17th) 22 LAPS 1:21.902 (14th) 33 L weiter >>
ING MAGYAR NAGYDIJ 2008
1 22 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.554 35
2 6 Nelsinho Piquet Renault 1:20.748 0.194 38
3 23 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.760 0.206 33
4 5 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:20.928 0.374 35
5 1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:21.009 0.455 36
6 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:21.010 0.456 weiter >>
1 2 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:20.981 19
2 1 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:21.345 0.364 21
3 23 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.410 0.429 17
4 22 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.535 0.554 18
5 5 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:21.802 0.821 18
6 12 Timo Glock Toyota 1:21.931 0.950 22
7 4 Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:22.267 1.286 18 weiter >>
1 - 3 August 2008
Following a competitive double finish at last week's German Grand Prix and a productive three-day test last week in Jerez, Spain, the Force India Formula One Team now turns its weiter >>
Round 11 of the Championship and the final race prior to the traditional three week August summer break takes Formula One to the cultural hotspot of Budapest this weekend for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
In 1986, Hungary became the first Eastern European country to host a Grand Prix and has remained a permanent fixture on the weiter >>
With 10 Grands Prix already in the record books for 2008, the season is over halfway through; and it has been quite a season for Panasonic Toyota Racing so far.
There has been excitement from the very start and the TF108 has built on its pre-season promise to become a regular points-scorer in the hands of Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock; so much so that the team currently ho weiter >>
Der leitende Motoreningenieur beim Partnerteam Red Bull Racing verrät im Interview die Erwartungen des österreichischen Rennstalls für den bevorstehenden Ungarn-Grand Prix.
Fabrice, wie fällt Ihre Analyse des zurückliegenden Grand Prix von Deutschland auf em Hockenheimring aus?
Fabrice Lom: "Für uns war es ein schwier weiter >>
Pat, in Hockenheim hat Nelson den ersten Podestplatz der Saison für Renault geholt. Das Team muss überglücklich sein …
Pat Symonds: " Dieses Resultat kam zum richtigen Zeitpunkt, und auch die WM-Punkte waren sehr willkommen. Bisher mussten wir in diesem Jahr oft darüber sprechen, dass wir die Möglichkeiten des Autos nicht voll genutzt haben. In Deutschland weiter >>
Vorschau des ING Renault F1 Teams auf den Großen Preis von Ungarn auf dem Hungaroring bei Budapest, 11. von 18 Läufen zur FIA-Formel 1-Weltmeisterschaft 2008.
GP Ungarn: Technik-Fokus
Fahrer und Ingenieure treffen auf dem Hungaroring auf eine Vielzahl komplexer Herausforderungen weiter >>
COST CUTTING IS THE HOT TOPIC IN F1 AT THE MOMENT AND RED BULL BRINGS YOU THE TOP SECRET TEAM BOSSES' DISCUSSION DOCUMENT
All team personnel to sleep in Japanese-style Capsule Hotel blocks parked in the GP2 paddock (locked at night.) Without access to towns, hotel bars etc, expenses should be drastically reduced and will also lead to a small b weiter >>
Martin Whitmarsh, CEO Formula 1, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
The drivers have described the MP4-23 as being particularly well-balanced in high-speed corners, how do you expect it to cope with the low-speed twists and turns of the Hungaroring?
"The two circuits on the calendar that most resemble the characteristics of the Hungaroring are, bizarre weiter >>
2008 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW
The Hungarian Grand Prix has become a staple on the Formula 1 calendar since its introduction to the world championship in 1986. The first Eastern Bloc grand prix, weiter >>
Timo Glock will be back in action on Thursday when he joins day three of Panasonic Toyota Racing's four-day test at Jerez in Spain.
The 26-year-old spent Sunday night in hospital in Ludwigshafen for precautionary checks after his accident in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim. He returned home on Monday morning for rest and further medical tests. Those tests have confirm weiter >>
..see you in three weeks
DAVID COULTHARD, (Finish Position 11th, Start Position: 10th)
"It was very inconsistent between sets of tyres out on track, so it was difficult to judge our out and out performance. Other than that, there wasn't too much to report from this race."
MARK WEBBER, (Finish Position 9 weiter >>
Panasonic Toyota Racing leaves Budapest with three points after Ralf Schumacher scored his best result of the season in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ralf drove a fine race to claim 6th place, with Jarno Trulli finishing 10th. After the team's best qualifying result of the season - and penalties weiter >>
"A PILRIMAGE TO LOURDES!"
Sebastian Vettel (STR2-04) Pos. 16th
"It felt like a long race, but the main thing is that I finished. It was not easy, as over a race distance, the car changes a lot and you have to adapt, which is not easy when you d weiter >>
HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - RACE SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 2007
Today’s Hungarian Grand Prix yielded another points scoring finish for the team, further consolidating fifth place in the Constructors’ standings. Having started the race from
fourth, one position ahead of his weiter >>
Fernando Alonso, MP4-22 06
Lewis Hamilton, MP4-22 05
T-car, MP4-22 04
2007 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest. After 70 laps, 306.663 km and a total rac weiter >>
1 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Winner
2 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari +0.7 secs
3 9 Nick Heidfeld BMW +43.1 secs
4 1 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes +44.8 secs
5 10 Robert Kubica BMW +47.6 secs
6 11 Ralf Schumacher Toyota +50.6 secs
7 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota +59.1 secs
8 4 Heikki Kovalainen Renault +68.1 secs weiter >>
Budapest, Hungary, Sunday 5th August 2007: The process of managing two such exceptional talents as Fernando and Lewis is made more challenging by having a race winning car.
Every effort was made yesterday by the team to maintain our policy of equality; however in the heat of the battle there are occasions when the competitive nature of drivers sees them deviate from the weiter >>
Hungaroring, Saturday 4th August 2007
Fernando Alonso MP4-22 06
Lewis Hamilton MP4-22 05
T-car MP4-22 04
2007 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes driver Fernando Alonso will start tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix in Budapest from pole position with his team mate Lewis Hamilton lining up alongside him in se weiter >>
Didn't fancy any of those aptly named holiday resorts we gave you yesterday? Here are some more for you to choose from:
Wing, North Dakota. Apex, North Carolina. The Pit cairn Islands
DAVID COULTHARD, Position 11th
"Obviously, the goal is to get into the top ten and I'm disappointed not to have made it, but, in comparison to my mornin weiter >>
…TONIO TO THE Q2
2007 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - SATURDAY
"I think that in common with a lot of other people, we are finding that the soft tyres are struggling a lot to finish more than half the lap in good condition. So it is always a gamble to get to the end of the lap in good shape.
Adrian Sutil (car 20, F8-VII/03):
FP3: 21st 1:23.560 (22 laps)
Q1: 21st 1:22.737 (9 laps)
Sakon Yamamoto (car 21, F8-VII/04):
FP3: 22nd 1:24.062 (24 laps)
Q1: 22nd 1:23.774 (7 laps)
Weather: Highs of 26 C ambient / 35 C track. Hot and sunny throughout.
The Etihad Aldar Spyker Formula One Team wi weiter >>
Panasonic Toyota Racing is looking forward to the Hungarian Grand Prix with optimism after a successful qualifying session that saw Ralf Schumacher claim 6th place with Jarno Trulli starting 9th for the team's best qualifying result of the season.
Qualifying at the Hungaroring started on a windy afternoon with track temperatures around 30°C and both Ralf and Jarno left t weiter >>
1 1 Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.425 1:19.661 1:19.674 17
2 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.570 1:19.301 1:19.781 17
3 9 Nick Heidfeld BMW 1:20.751 1:20.322 1:20.259 22
4 6 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:20.435 1:20.107 1:20.410 19
5 16 Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:20.547 1:20.188 1:20.632 22
6 11 Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:2 weiter >>