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2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll) 8th October 2008, 11:00

The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?s not the only change for next year, with Abu Dhabi arriving on the calendar as the new season finale. Has the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone done a better job with the 2009 F1 calendar than the 2008 schedule? Compare […]

Last-lap losers (p1/2) 4th August 2008, 16:00

Poor Felipe Massa. Had his Ferrari engine gone three laps further he?d be sitting on top of the drivers? championship now. Formula 1 cars may be extremely reliable nowadays but they do break down occasionally. But it’s one thing to drop out of the race in the early stages – it’s quite another when you’re […]

2008 Hungarian Grand Prix stats

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.

2008 Hungarian Grand Prix pictures

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.

Massa loses Hungary win to Kovalainen 3rd August 2008, 17:41

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.

Lewis Hamilton’s puncture “probably” caused by debris, say Bridgestone

Lewis Hamilton’s puncture on lap 41 of the Hungarian Grand Prix was a turning point in the Hungarian Grand Prix as it ended any contest for the lead between him and Felipe Massa. Hamilton slithered off the track at turn one with a deflated front-left tyre. Inevitably this led to speculation about the cause of […]

Refuelling rig fires and failures hit race

Several drivers had their Hungarian Grand Prix spoiled by problems with the refuelling equipment – which worryingly caused a number of fires. Sebastien Bourdais, Rubens Barrichello and Nico Rosberg were among the drivers affected. But what was the cause of the problems?

Glock & Piquet: A tale of two podiums

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 […]

Felipe Massa: great start, awful finish

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 […]

Hungarian GP: championship positions

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.

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