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
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?â?íl 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?”
Formula 1 got a wake-up call at the Hungaroring when two potentially dangerous accidents happened within seconds of each other in the pit lane.
Red Bull’s domination, Michael Schumacher’s controversial move on Rubens Barrichello, chaos in the pit lane – there was no shortage of stories at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Find all the F1 Fanatic Hungarian Grand Prix coverage in one place below ?óÔé¼ÔÇ£ from Friday practice to the post-race review and our live comments on every session.
Which driver did the best job during the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend? See below for my pick of the best drivers in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Review each driver’s race weekend in detail below and vote for who you thought was the most impressive driver.
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)
Red Bull’s performance advantage was visible from first practice at the Hungaroring. It reached a peak of 1.214 seconds per lap – the gap between pole-sitter Vettel and third placed Fernando Alonso in qualifying. But the flexing front wing which helped them achieve such amazing speed is likely to be outlawed at the next race.
Lewis Hamilton lost the lead of the drivers’ championship and McLaren surrendered first place in the constructors’ rankings after a poor showing from the team in Hungary. Jenson Button also had a bad weekend, failing to reach Q3 again and struggling to keep up with the Saubers.
A win never looked on the cards for Ferrari given Red Bull’s performance advantage. But Fernando Alonso was able to split the RB6s on race day giving him a useful haul of points. Team mate Felipe Massa, however, never figured in the battle at the front.
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)
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)
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?â??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)
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)
Sauber marked their 300th Grand Prix – including 85 started as BMW – with their best result of the season so far. Both drivers were in the points for the first time in 2010. Pedro de la Rosa Kamui Kobayashi Qualifying position 9 23 Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’21.891 (-0.331) 1’22.222 Race position 7 9 … Continue reading Reward in 300th GP (Sauber race review)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Driver Team Pit stop time On lap 1 Jenson Button McLaren 3.582 14 2 Mark Webber Red Bull 3.588 43 3 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 3.6 15 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 3.638 15 5 Rubens Barrichello Williams 3.737 55 6 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber 3.861 16 7 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso 4.335 15 8 Fernando Alonso … Continue reading Hungarian Grand Prix pit stops