From the stands: Nikolai Vogler watches two races in one week

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German F1 fan Nikolai Vogler went to his home race at the Hockenheimring and the back-to-back round in Hungary one week later. Here’s his view from the stands. While the F1 teams had to handle two races with just one week in between, me and a group of friends decided to follow them to the … Continue reading From the stands: Nikolai Vogler watches two races in one week

Ecclestone asks Hungarian President “Was your crown made in China?”

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The Hungarian Grand Prix organisers marked the 25th anniversary of their first F1 race this weekend. They put on a lavish ceremony attended by F1’s top drivers, Formula One Management CEO Bernie Ecclestone and the new Hungarian President P??l Schmitt. The video below from Hungarian news site index.hu shows some highlights from the event including … Continue reading Ecclestone asks Hungarian President “Was your crown made in China?”

Red Bull mark 100th F1 start with win (Hungarian Grand Prix facts and stats)

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Red Bull had both their cars on the front row for the sixth time this year, but once again they weren’t able to translate that into a one-two finish. Despite that there was plenty for them to celebrate in their 100th Grand Prix start as they took the lead in the constructors’ championship and Mark … Continue reading Red Bull mark 100th F1 start with win (Hungarian Grand Prix facts and stats)

First zero of 2010 (Mercedes race review)

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Mercedes failed to score for the first time in 2010 at the Hungaroring. And Michael Schumacher came in for criticism after a dangerous move on Rubens Barrichello. Michael Schumacher Nico Rosberg Qualifying position 14 6 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’21.630 (+0.819) 1’20.811 Race position 11 Average race lap 1’28.262 (-1.436) 1’29.699 Laps 69/70 15/70 Pit … Continue reading First zero of 2010 (Mercedes race review)

Points for Petrov (Renault race review)

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Robert Kubica Vitaly Petrov Qualifying position 8 7 Qualifying time comparison (Q3) 1’21.328 (+0.099) 1’21.229 Race position 5 Average race lap 1’37.270 (+9.573) 1’27.697 Laps 23/70 70/70 Pit stops 2 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new window Robert Kubica At the end of free practice both … Continue reading Points for Petrov (Renault race review)

Both cars in points (Williams race review)

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Williams had both cars in the points once again, reducing Force India’s lead over them in the constructors’ championship to seven points. Rubens Barrichello Nico H???lkenberg Qualifying position 12 10 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’21.331 (+0.056) 1’21.275 Race position 10 6 Average race lap 1’27.980 (+0.233) 1’27.747 Laps 69/70 70/70 Pit stops 1 1 You … Continue reading Both cars in points (Williams race review)

Sutil taken out (Force India race review)

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After their tyre blunder in Hockenheim Force India managed to make a similar mistake in the first practice session, sending reserve driver Paul di Resta out on the wrong rubber, and were fined. The had more problems in the pits on race day but on this occasion they were completely blameless. Adrian Sutil Vitantonio Liuzzi … Continue reading Sutil taken out (Force India race review)

Bad start for Buemi (STR race review)

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Sebastien Buemi Jaime Alguersuari Qualifying position 15 17 Qualifying time comparison (Q2) 1’21.897 (-0.101) 1’21.998 Race position 12 Average race lap 1’28.358 (-15.662) 1’44.020 Laps 69/70 1/70 Pit stops 1 0 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new window Sebastien Buemi Blamed a lack of downforce for the … Continue reading Bad start for Buemi (STR race review)

Best new team again (Lotus race review)

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Jarno Trulli Heikki Kovalainen Qualifying position 20 19 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’24.199 (+0.079) 1’24.120 Race position 15 14 Average race lap 1’30.575 (+0.013) 1’30.562 Laps 67/70 67/70 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new window Jarno Trulli Felt he wasn’t able to extract … Continue reading Best new team again (Lotus race review)

Pit stops spoil race (Virgin race review)

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Hopes were high on Saturday after Timo Glock out-qualified the Lotuses but pit stop problems in the race frustrated Virgin. Timo Glock Lucas di Grassi Qualifying position 18 21 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’24.050 (-1.068) 1’25.118 Race position 16 18 Average race lap 1’30.973 (-1.802) 1’32.775 Laps 67/70 66/70 Pit stops 1 2 You need … Continue reading Pit stops spoil race (Virgin race review)

Yamamoto lags behind (HRT race review)

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The HRT duo brought up the rear again. Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna Qualifying position 24 22 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’26.453 (+0.062) 1’26.391 Race position 19 17 Average race lap 1’33.234 (+1.824) 1’31.410 Laps 66/70 67/70 Pit stops 1 1 You need to upgrade your Flash Player Open lap times interactive chart in new window … Continue reading Yamamoto lags behind (HRT race review)

How Kamui Kobayashi gained 14 places to finish ninth (Hungarian GP analysis)

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Kamui Kobayashi might not have fancied his chances of scoring a point from 23rd on the grid but he was able to pick up two, thanks in part to a very effective start. But Sebastian Vettel ended the race two places lower than he started, unable to attack Fernando Alonso for second. Perhaps he could … Continue reading How Kamui Kobayashi gained 14 places to finish ninth (Hungarian GP analysis)

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