Technical review: German and Hungarian Grands Prix

Posted on | Author John Beamer

Looking back on the technical developments from Hockenheim and the Hungaroring, here?s John Beamer. As Mark Webber said the list of accusations thrown at Red Bull is starting to look silly. First we had the trick ride height system, then illegal suspension fairings and now flexing front wings. In the midst of all this teams … Continue reading Technical review: German and Hungarian Grands Prix

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

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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?”

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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?”

Michael defends Barrichello strategy

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

Williams technical director Sam Michael said he was happy with the team’s decision not to pit Rubens Barrichello during the safety car period in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Barrichello was ninth before the safety car came out and ended the race tenth, having fallen behind team mate Nico H???lkenberg, both Saubers and Jenson Button. Michael … Continue reading Michael defends Barrichello strategy

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

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

Both cars in points (Williams race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

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)