Lewis Hamilton takes McLaren back to winning ways

2009 Hungarian Grand Prix review

Lewis Hamilton seized the lead of the Hungarian Grand Prix and never let it go as McLaren bounced back from their terrible start to 2009.

Rate the race: Hungarian Grand Prix

The first win for a KERS-powered car as Lewis Hamilton wins for McLaren. What did you think of the Hungarian Grand Prix? Leave a comment and rate the race below: Read more: Is F1 2009 less exciting than 2008?

Hungarian Grand Prix result

1. Lewis Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes 2. Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari 3. Mark Webber, Red Bull-Renault 4. Nico Rosberg, Williams-Toyota 5. Heikki Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes 6. Timo Glock, Toyota 7. Jenson Button, Brawn-Mercedes 8. Jarno Trulli, Toyota 9. Kazuki Nakajima, Williams-Toyota 10. Rubens Barrichello, Brawn-Mercedes 11. Nick Heidfeld, BMW 12. Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault 13. Robert Kubica, BMW 14. […]

Championship standings after Hungary

Drivers’ championship Jenson Button 70 Mark Webber 51.5 Sebastian Vettel 47 Rubens Barrichello 44 Nico Rosberg 25.5 Jarno Trulli 22.5 Felipe Massa 22 Lewis Hamilton 19 Kimi Raikkonen 18 Timo Glock 16 Fernando Alonso 13 Heikki Kovalainen 9 Nick Heidfeld 6 Sebastien Buemi 3 Sebastien Bourdais 2 Robert Kubica 2 Constructors’ championship Brawn 114 Red […]

F1 links: More McLaren tweaks

McLaren have added a revised exhaust to their raft of technical updates that had brought them back to the sharp end of the field. Plus, a song for Vettel and fresh criticism of the FIA from Jackie Stewart. Redesigned exhaust system for McLaren "McLaren is pushing ahead with its car development, and this time has […]

Hamilton the biggest threat to Red Bull? (Hungarian Grand Prix pre-race analysis)

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

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 […]