McLaren jump to the front as Brawn struggle (Hungarian Grand Prix analysis)

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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)

F1 links: Smedley on Massa’s crash

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Several interesting stories following last weekend’s momentous race. Rob Smedley has been talking about the terrible moment Massa crashed during qualifying. Meanwhile Michael Schumacher’s manager Willi Weber has denied the seven-times champion might return to take Massa’s place. In other stories, Silverstone reckon they are going to have the Grand Prix next year, following Bernie … Continue reading F1 links: Smedley on Massa’s crash

Video: Sky interview with me discussing Massa

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I was on Sky News earlier this evening discussing Felipe Massa’s crash and its ramification for Formula 1. You can watch a video of the short interview above. Happily since this interview the situation for Massa is starting to look better, with one doctor suggesting he may also recover from his eye injury. Thanks very … Continue reading Video: Sky interview with me discussing Massa

No easy answers to safety questions posed by Massa and Surtees crashes

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The terrible accidents suffered by Henry Surtees and Felipe Massa in the last eight days have left the motorsport world in general – and F1 in particular – asking questions about safety. It has reminded everyone that the oft-repeated mantra ‘motor racing is much safer than it used to be’ will only remain so if … Continue reading No easy answers to safety questions posed by Massa and Surtees crashes

F1 links: Investigation into Massa crash

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F1 to investigate Massa accident "The investigation into Massa's incident will be conducted by F1's governing body the FIA and the Brawn team. Barrichello's car suffered a failure in its rear suspension as the Brazilian, one of Massa's closest friends, went through Turn Three of the Hungaroring during final qualifying." The Ferrari engine is a … Continue reading F1 links: Investigation into Massa crash

Hungarian Grand Prix result

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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

Championship standings after Hungary

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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

Hamilton the biggest threat to Red Bull? (Hungarian Grand Prix pre-race analysis)

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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)

Confusion over Felipe Massa’s condition following “life threatening” injury claim

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Contradictory reports of Felipe Massa’s condition following his crash in qualifying today are causing a lot of confusion. I’ve tried to collect some of the reports below in an effort to make sense of them and give as clear a picture as possible of what’s going on: Rubens Barrichelo via Twitter, 7:10pm on Sunday: Good … Continue reading Confusion over Felipe Massa’s condition following “life threatening” injury claim

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