Fernando Alonso drove one of the greatest first laps of all time at the Hungaroring in 2006. Here’s that plus more of the most memorable Hungarian Grand Prix starts.
Ferrari show how telemetry is used to help their drivers identify why they are gaining or losing time relative to their team mates.
Bernie Ecclestone has met with representatives of the Hungaroring to discuss an extension of the race’s contract until the 2021 season.
This year sees the 25th F1 race at the Hungaroring. When the track was first built it was derided for being slow, boring and lacking opportunities for overtaking. But as track designs have become ever less varied, has the time come to re-appraise the popular view of the Hungaroring as one of the worst tracks … Continue reading Changing tracks: Hungaroring
With so much attention focused on which teams might be racing in F1 in 2010, less is being said about what circuits might feature on the world championship calendar. Many circuits are facing pressure from falling audiences and Bernie Ecclestone’s unrelentingly high prices. There is significant doubt over the planned races at Hockenheim, Fuji and … Continue reading The state of the 2010 F1 calendar
After looking at the 2009 F1 cars from various angles many people have remarked on how different many of the designs are. But if we take a look at the circuits alongside one another it seems F1 tracks are becoming increasingly similar.
Has Hermann Tilke ruined the F1 calendar? Let’s take a look at what he’s done for F1 track design in the last 14 years.
This year I’m planning to visit the Hungaroring to see the Hungarian Grand Prix for the first time. Have you made any plans to go to an F1 race in 2009?
Did you visit a Grand Prix in 2008? If so, please take a moment to share your opinions about the experience with other fans who’ve been to the same venues:
The FIA has published an updated 2009 F1 calendar. The Chinese Grand Prix is now the third round instead of the 15th, and will be held in April. This means F1 will have visited the circuit twice within seven months, and next year’s Grand Prix may see different climactic conditions to what we have been … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar shortened
The official 2009 F1 calendar has been published with the Canadian Grand Prix mysteriously absent. That?óÔé¼Ôäós 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 … Continue reading 2009 F1 calendar: better than ’08? (Poll)
Poor Felipe Massa. Had his Ferrari engine gone three laps further he?óÔé¼Ôäód be sitting on top of the drivers?óÔé¼Ôäó 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 … Continue reading Last-lap losers (p1/2)
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.
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.
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 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 … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton’s puncture “probably” caused by debris, say Bridgestone
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?
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 … Continue reading Glock & Piquet: A tale of two podiums
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 … Continue reading Felipe Massa: great start, awful finish
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.