Felipe Massa is a hard man to beat from pole position and so it proved once again in the European Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton never managed to get on terms with the Ferrari driver but second place means he retains the lead in the drivers’ championship. But Massa is being investigated by the FIA stewards … Continue reading Felipe Massa scores flawless win at Valencia (2008 European GP review)
Felipe Massa has the cards stacked in his favour: he’s starting from pole position at Valencia with the benefit of the clean side of the grid – now the organisers have swapped the grid around. But will the F1 pack get through the tricky first corners without a crash? What are their strategy options for … Continue reading Thoughts on qualifying and the start (2008 European Grand Prix)
Felipe Massa took pole position for the first ever European Grand Prix in Valencia. He will rejoin his battle with Lewis Hamilton from the Hungarian Grand Prix as the McLaren driver took second place on the grid. Robert Kubica will start from third place ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. But the star of the session was … Continue reading Felipe Massa pips Lewis Hamilton to pole (2008 European Grand Prix qualifying)
The final part of F1 Fanatic’s guide to the first 100 Grand Prix winners.
Nigel Mansell fans would probably like to forget the embarrassing end to his career in 1995 with McLaren. After sponsors Marlboro encouraged Ron Dennis to sign the star, Mansell missed the first two races because he couldn’t fit in the car. Once that was sorted he only appeared for the team twice before refusing to … Continue reading How the end of Nigel Mansell’s F1 career led to the start of Lewis Hamilton’s
Mathematically the drivers’ championship could still be won by anyone. Realistically, it’s likely to go to a Ferrari or McLaren driver, or just maybe one of the BMW duo. At present all three teams are operating equal status policies for their drivers. But as we saw at the end of last season the earlier a … Continue reading Should Ferrari, McLaren or BMW throw their efforts behind one driver?
Fernando Alonso has continued his criticism of former team McLaren Fernando Alonso has sparked fresh debate about his controversial season with McLaren last year by making several critical remarks about the team in recent interviews. I think he’s starting to sound a bit like Niki Lauda and David Coulthard… Alonso on McLaren Before the Hungarian … Continue reading Fernando Alonso criticises McLaren again
There were plenty of first in the Hungarian Grand Prix – a first time winner and a new face on the podium. Here’s a round-up of those and all the other interesting stats from the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Here’s a selection of 31 high-resolution pictures from the Hungarian Grand Prix. Including Heikki Kovalainen’s first win and Timo Glock’s first podium, plus Felipe Massa’s pass on Lewis Hamilton at the start and photographs from all the other teams.
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.
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
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)
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The complete story of the Fernando Alonso / Lewis Hamilton / McLaren qualifying scandal at the 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix
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?
Sunday was one of those rare occasions when it was almost impossible to find fault with motorsport. F1 produced its best dry weather race for some time (even if the safety car helped) and the US Moto GP was the best the series has produced for some years.