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Lewis Hamilton heads McLaren one-two (2008 Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying)

Lewis Hamilton will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position for the second year in a row. McLaren banished memories of their disastrous performance at the same track last year by claiming the one-two they missed out on twelve months ago. Ferrari struggled to match McLaren’s pace and though Felipe Massa took third Kimi […]

Hungary practice – how quick are McLaren, and are Renault a threat?

After the first two practice sessions for the Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton, who was fastest, said McLaren could go quicker. Kimi Raikkonen, fifth, admitted he was worried about McLaren’s pace. And Fernando Alonso, fourth, (with team mate Nelson Piquet Jnr second) was keen to keep a lid on expectations. So how fast are McLaren, […]

Nelson Piquet Jnr: the driver debates

We had a lot to discuss about Nelson Piquet Jnr last week when a lucky safety car call gave him the opportunity to transform what had been a dismal season in a single race. So how has that second place changed our view of a driver who had been struggling in the first part of […]

Police investigating Renault factory death

Police are investigating the death of a man at the Renault F1 team’s headquarters in Enstone, Oxfordshire. According to a report in the Oxford Mail: Police have released no information about their investigation and would not comment tonight on reports that a firearm was involved in yesterday’s incident, which happened at around 11am. Paramedics were […]

2008 Hungarian GP Predictions

It’s time to don your thinking hats and predict the top three for the Hungarian Grand Prix. Read my prediction and pick the podium below.

Why have the teams formed their own group and what does it mean for F1?

Formula 1?s ten teams have formed a new group to represent their interests in the sport following a meeting at Ferrari?s Maranello headquarters. It looks like another move in the power games that have been going on between the sport?s regulators (the FIA), the commercial rights holders (FOM) and the teams, which intensified during the […]

2009 Indy Car calendar revealed: Long Beach and Toronto in, Nashville out (Indy Car)

The 2009 Indy Car calendar has been announced and there are three big changes. The Nashville oval is out and two of the top ex-CART/Champ Car venues join the schedule. Both are street tracks: the first is Long Beach, the iconic CART venue once used for Formula 1, which will hold the second round of […]

F1 blogs & more: Rain again?

Here’s a selection of F1-related highlights I’ve found on the web in the past week or so – could we be in for more wet weather action at the Hungaroring? Plus Michael Schumacher has an altercation with a pedestrian, the strange reason behind Timo Glock’s huge crash in the German Grand Prix, Emerson Fittipaldi on […]

Video: KERS gives BMW mechanic shock

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Here’s a video showing how a BMW mechanic suffered an electric shock and was thrown to the ground when he touched a car fitted with a Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS): The incident occured during testing at Jerez last week. Links below.

Video: Hungarian GP history 1994-2007

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Journeyer concludes his two-part guide to the Hungarian Grand Prix. You can read the first installment here. 1997: The Hungaroring’s twisty configuration meant cars with lesser grunt could be competitive at the front. So Damon Hill, who up to now was uncompetitive in the Arrows, suddenly managed to slip past Michael Schumacher for the lead […]