Force India Formula One - Hungaroring qualifying review
25.07.2009: The Force India Formula One Team will start Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix with Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil in 17th and 18th positions respectively following a disappointing qualifying
2009 Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying and Final Free Practice Report
The Force India Formula One Team will start Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix with Giancarlo Fisichella and Adrian Sutil in 17th and 18th positions respectively following a disappointing qualifying session.
Adrian's qualifying was compromised following an accident in this morning's free practice session in which he damaged his front wing and nose and lost vital running time. His VJM02 was only repaired in time to allow Adrian to complete two flying laps.
Giancarlo had a solid session, completing his first run on the soft Bridgestone tyres. The Italian bettered his times by one second on his second run, this time on the supersoft option, and was able to put in two further flying laps on his third outing, also on supersofts. His fastest lap, 1min 21.807, looked set to ease him into Q2 but with the track quickening with each car he was just knocked down into 17th position in the closing seconds of the session.
Adrian Sutil (car 20) First of all, I really hope Felipe is OK. I'm really thinking of him now. For us, unfortunately the qualifying wasn't as good as we hoped. In the morning I just made a mistake and went off line and lost some grip and went into the barriers.
The guys did a great job to get the car ready but there was only enough time at the end of the session for two flying laps. All we needed was an extra couple of tenths that would have helped us go into Q2 so without the accident I think we could have been quite good. At least in 18th we have a couple of cars behind us but it's going to be a tough race.
Giancarlo Fisichella (car 21) I'm really thinking of Felipe right now as he's a good friend. I hope he's doing OK. Personally we knew it was going to be difficult today with the low grip but to just be one or two tenths from getting into Q2 is a little bit frustrating.
The only problem was the lack of grip and it was difficult to do a good lap. It's going to be a tough race, but I would still like to get a good finish to take us over the mid-season break and into the next race where we have a lot more development to come.
Dominic Harlow, chief race engineer It was very concerning to see Felipe Massa's accident in the second part of qualifying today and the team sincerely hopes that he is OK. For us today we missed the cut by a tenth and a half, in what is probably one of the closest F1 qualifying sessions ever front to back.
It shows that with another step in car performance at the next event we will again be back amongst the pack in qualifying. Adrian had a small off this morning, and to get the car back out for Q1 stretched the team, and I have to congratulate them on their effort and teamwork in so doing.
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Date: Sunday, 26 July, 2pm CETRound: 10 of 17Venue: Hungaroring, BudapestDistance: 4.381km (70 laps)Lap record: 1min 19.071 (2004)
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Kovalainen used a so weiter >>
70 LAPS, 306.663kms / 190.560 miles
Weather: Hot and sunny
Air 29 - 320C, Track 43 - 490C
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 weiter >>
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 >>
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Budapest, Saturday 2nd August 2008
Lewis Hamilton MP4-23 07
Heikki Kovalainen MP4-23 05
2008 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX QUALIFYING
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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
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>