Felipe Massa was three laps away from victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix – and the lead of the world championship – when a shock engine failure ended an excellent drive.
Several drivers had their Hungarian Grand Prix spoiled by problems with the refuelling equipment – which worryingly caused a number of fires. Sebastien Bourdais, Rubens Barrichello and Nico Rosberg were among the drivers affected. But what was the cause of the problems?
For the second Grand Prix in a row one of 2008’s rookie drivers found himself standing on the second step of the podium. In Germany it was Nelson Piquet Jnr and in Hungary it was Toyota’s Timo Glock. Ironically, it was Glock’s huge crash in Germany that helped Piquet score his maiden podium. But Glock … Continue reading Glock & Piquet: A tale of two podiums
Felipe Massa got off to a scintillating start in the Hungarian Grand Prix – but was doomed to suffer a heartbreaking failure in the closing stages that robbed him of victory. Massa’s burst from third to first at turn one has to be the start of the year so far. He went on to lead … Continue reading Felipe Massa: great start, awful finish
Here are the full updated championship positions following the Hungarian Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton keeps his lead in the drivers’ title race but Kimi Raikkonen moves into second ahead of Felipe Massa. In the constructors’ championship McLaren move into second place ahead of BMW.
Heikki Kovalainen became the 100th driver to win a Grand Prix in the Hungarian round of the championship. The win fell into his lap after a heartbreaking failure for Felipe Massa late in the race. Massa had grabbed the lead by the scruff of the neck with an excellent start and held onto the lead … Continue reading Heikki Kovalainen lucks in to maiden win
Lewis Hamilton starts from his tenth career pole position at the Hungaroring and has an excellent chance of extending his championship advantage. Behind him the dusty condition of the right-hand side of the track could play a major role in deciding who takes up the chase of Hamilton – and whether Felipe Massa can challenge … Continue reading Hungarian GP: Thoughts on the start
Sebastien Bourdais will be moved back five places on the grid for tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix. The Toro Rosso driver was deemed to have impeded BMW’s Nick Heidfeld during the first part of qualifying. It prevented Heidfeld from being able to reach the second part of qualifying and left him 16th. The feeling on the … Continue reading Sebastien Bourdais gets grid penalty
Lewis Hamilton will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position for the second year in a row. McLaren banished memories of their disastrous performance at the same track last year by claiming the one-two they missed out on twelve months ago. Ferrari struggled to match McLaren’s pace and though Felipe Massa took third Kimi … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton heads McLaren one-two (2008 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying)
After the first two practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton, who was fastest, said McLaren could go quicker. Kimi Raikkonen, fifth, admitted he was worried about McLaren’s pace. And Fernando Alonso, fourth, (with team mate Nelson Piquet Jnr second) was keen to keep a lid on expectations. So how fast are McLaren, … Continue reading Hungary practice – how quick are McLaren, and are Renault a threat?
It’s time to don your thinking hats and predict the top three for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Read my prediction and pick the podium below.
Journeyer concludes his two-part guide to the Hungarian Grand Prix. You can read the first installment here. 1997: The Hungaroring’s twisty configuration meant cars with lesser grunt could be competitive at the front. So Damon Hill, who up to now was uncompetitive in the Arrows, suddenly managed to slip past Michael Schumacher for the lead … Continue reading Video: Hungarian GP history 1994-2007
The Hungaroring is a rather odd place. It is as tight and twisty as Monaco but minus the Armco, the harbour, the glitz and the glamour. It is also a place with two personalities: its races can be dull and painfully boring but they can also be action-packed and exciting. While it tends to be … Continue reading Video: Hungarian GP history 1986-1993
Here’s the Hungarian Grand Prix preview video with a video lap of the Hungaroring circuit, Murray Walker on Jenson Button’s maiden Grand Prix win in 2006 and some unusual behind-the-scenes footage from McLaren.
McLaren have nosed ahead of the opposition in the past few weeks with Lewis Hamilton scoring a pair of emphatic wins at Silverstone and Hockenheim. Testing last week suggested the team will keep their advantage at the next round in Hungary. Can Hamilton become the first man in two years to win three successive races?