Massa loses Hungary win to Kovalainen

2008 Hungarian Grand Prix review

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.

Heikki Kovalainen lucks in to maiden win

Heikki Kovalainen became the 100th driver to win a Grand Prix in the Hungarian round of the championship. The win fell into his lap after a heartbreaking failure for Felipe Massa late in the race. Massa had grabbed the lead by the scruff of the neck with an excellent start and held onto the lead […]

Hungarian GP: Thoughts on the start

Lewis Hamilton starts from his tenth career pole position at the Hungaroring and has an excellent chance of extending his championship advantage. Behind him the dusty condition of the right-hand side of the track could play a major role in deciding who takes up the chase of Hamilton – and whether Felipe Massa can challenge […]

Sebastien Buemi wins as Senna closes on Pantano (GP2)

Sebastien Buemi scored his second win in a sprint race this year with a measured drive at the Hungaroring. The Swiss driver capitalised on a mistake by early leader Andy Soucek halfway through the race and smoothly pulled out a commanding lead in the heat at Hungary. Bruno Senna made up vital ground in his […]