25th July 2009, 23:48 Archives - F1 Fanatic archive

Hamilton the biggest threat to Red Bull? (Hungarian Grand Prix pre-race analysis) 25th July 2009, 23:48

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 […]

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

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 […]

Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying pictures

A strange session at the Hungaroring produced an unlikely pole sitter. Here’s a collection of pictures from qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Alonso very light and Button heavy with fuel (Hungarian Grand Prix fuel loads)

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:

Alonso takes surprise pole in disrupted session (Hungarian GP qualifying)

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 […]

Hungarian Grand Prix grid (updated)

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 – […]

Felipe Massa crashes after being struck by debris during qualifying

Felipe Massa crashed heavily during the second part of qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix after apparently being struck by a piece of debris.

Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying live blog

Review the Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying live blog below.

Hungarian Grand Prix practice 3 live blog

Review the Hungarian Grand Prix practice 3 live blog below.

F1 links: New deal for teams imminent

As the political ice in F1 continues to thaw, the FIA has now indicated a revised commercial agreement should be signed by the teams within a week. Of course, we’ll have to go through all this again in a year or two’s time when its successor is being negotiated… Concorde Agreement "Subject to the approval […]