The Hungarian Grand Prix was an odd race in every respect. We saw a massive shake-up of the competitive order with McLaren and Ferrari and Brawn – the team which dominated the first third of the championship – struggling even to score. If this sets a pattern for the rest of the year, we’re in … Continue reading McLaren jump to the front as Brawn struggle (Hungarian Grand Prix analysis)
A youngest-ever driver, a first-time fastest lap and a KERS victory – lots of milestones in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Here’s a round-up of the stats and facts – share yours below:
With a McLaren leading home a Ferrari the Hungarian Grand Prix felt like a flashback to last year. Here’s a look back at today’s race in pictures.
Lewis Hamilton seized the lead of the Hungarian Grand Prix and never let it go as McLaren bounced back from their terrible start to 2009.
The first win for a KERS-powered car as Lewis Hamilton wins for McLaren. What did you think of the Hungarian Grand Prix? Leave a comment and rate the race below: Read more: Is F1 2009 less exciting than 2008?
1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 2. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 4. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 5. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 6. Timo Glock, Toyota 7. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 8. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 9. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 10. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Robert Kubica, BMW 14. … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix result
Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 70 Mark Webber 51.5 Sebastian Vettel 47 Rubens Barrichello 44 Nico Rosberg 25.5 Jarno Trulli 22.5 Felipe Massa 22 Lewis Hamilton 19 Kimi Raikkonen 18 Timo Glock 16 Fernando Alonso 13 Heikki Kovalainen 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Constructors’ championship Brawn 114 Red … Continue reading Championship standings after Hungary
We have a curious grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix and an even more curious mixture of strategies. Pole sitter Fernando Alonso is ultra-light, but the two cars best placed to take advantage of that – the Red Bulls – are in turn threatened by Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren. And that’s before we add in Jenson … Continue reading Hamilton the biggest threat to Red Bull? (Hungarian Grand Prix pre-race analysis)
A strange session at the Hungaroring produced an unlikely pole sitter. Here’s a collection of pictures from qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Fernando Alonso used a very light fuel load to take pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Behind him, both the Red Bulls are at least 14kg heavier and Brawn’s Jenson Button has 27kg more than the Renault driver. Here are the fuel loads in full:
Felipe Massa’s horrific crash caused a substantial delay to qualifying at the Hungaroring – after which Fernando Alonso claimed his first pole position in almost two years. The result was even more of a surprise as the final moments of qualifying were disrupted by a total failure of the timing systems, meaning even the drivers … Continue reading Alonso takes surprise pole after horror crash for Massa
1. Fernando Alonso, Renault – 1’21.569 2. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull-Renault – 1’21.607 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault – 1’21.741 4. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’21.839 5. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota – 1’21.890 6. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes – 1’22.095 7. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari – 1’22.468 8. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes – 1’22.511 9. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota – … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix grid (updated)
Despite the inevitable rows over him becoming the youngest F1 driver ever, Jaime Alguersuari made his first appearance in an official Formula 1 session today. He’s only the second new driver to arrive in F1 this year – joining his team mate Sebastien Buemi who, with nine Grand Prix starts to his name, looks like … Continue reading Jaime Alguersuari’s first day at the office
The Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend is expected to be dry and sunny as usual. Since F1 first visited the Hungaroring in 1986 the race has only seen rain on one occasion – when Jenson Button scored his maiden victory three years ago. Friday is expected to be the hottest day this year with temperatures … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix weather forecast
Here are the times for the BBC’s F1 coverage in Britain this weekend. Friday 24th July Free practice 1 – 8.55-10.35, BBC Red Button and online Free practice 2 – 12.55-14.35, BBC Red Button and online Saturday 25th July Free practice 3 – 9.55-11.05, BBC Red Button and online Qualifying – 12.10-14.15, BBC One, BBC … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix TV times
If the first half of the championship was about the domination of Brawn, the second half will be about whether Red Bull can catch them. The Hungarian Grand Prix will be the perfect test of Red Bull’s improved RB5. The slow track and warm temperatures should favour the BGP 001, so if Red Bull can … Continue reading McLaren expect strong Hungaroring result (Hungarian Grand Prix preview)
This year I’m planning to visit the Hungaroring to see the Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time. Have you made any plans to go to an F1 race in 2009?