HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX

  • Force India return emptyhanded at Hungarian Grand Prix July 27, 2014

    Budapest: Sahara Force India recorded their worst performance of the season as the team had first nopoints finish with both Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez crashing out of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. Hulkenberg collided with Perez in the 14th lap of the race as his record of scoring points...
  • Mercedes' Rosberg grabs pole position for Hungarian Grand Prix July 26, 2014

    Budapest: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole postion on Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton will start at the back of the race grid as an engine fire prevented him setting a qualifying time. Rosberg's time of 1 minute, 22.715 seconds at the Hungaroring...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Hungarian GP practice July 26, 2014

    Budapest: Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final Hungarian Grand Prix practice on Saturday to complete the Mercedes Formula One driver's sweep of the three sessions before qualifying. The Briton, 14 points behind championshipleading team mate Nico Rosberg after 10 races but favourite for Sunday, lapped the Hungaroring circuit with a best...
  • Daniel Ricciardo happy to show the steel behind the smile July 25, 2014

    Daniel Ricciardo may come across as a bit of a softie but behind that smiling exterior there lurks an Aussie hard man up for a fight. No Formula One driver has a broader, or more permanent, smile than the 25yearold Perth native who has seized his opportunity at champions Red Bull...
  • Mercedes drivers fastest in Hungarian Grand Prix practice July 25, 2014

    Budapest: Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first and second practices for the Hungarian Grand Prix, escorted by teammate Nico Rosberg on Friday. Hamilton's best lap of 1 minute, 24.482 seconds, was 0.238 seconds faster than Rosberg's in the second session. The Mercedes drivers, who have won nine of the...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in Hungarian GP practice July 25, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton started his Hungarian Grand Prix weekend as he meant to continue, with the fastest lap in Friday's first free practice and championshipleading Mercedesteam mate Nico Rosberg behind him. The winner of the last two Hungarian Grands Prix lapped the Hungaroring circuit outside Budapest with a best time of one...
  • Forget 2009, Massa more vexed by recent crashes July 25, 2014

    Budapest: Five years after a freak Hungarian Grand Prix accident that left him in a coma with nearfatal head injuries, Felipe Massa returns this weekend looking to put much more recent crashes behind him. The 33yearold Brazilian remembers nothing of that 2009 drama, when he was hit on the helmet ...
  • Lewis Hamilton looking for a high five in Hungary July 23, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton may not be putting the Buddha into Budapest this weekend but he could be tempted to seek divine assistance if luck goes against him in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix. The Mercedes Formula One driver needs a win to cut into teammate Nico Rosberg's 14point championship lead after 10 of...
  • Lewis Hamilton has taken time to settle in, says Ross Brawn August 2, 2013

    Despite last weekend's triumph at Hungary, Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn believes Lewis Hamilton has not yet realised his ultimate potential with the team. Hamilton, who joined Mercedes from McLaren this season, dominated the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday from pole. The 28yearold Briton has taken three pole positions in...
  • F1: Williams make their point at last July 29, 2013

    Budapest: Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado crossed the finish line in 10th place on Sunday to put former Formula One champions Williams out of the misery of a 10race streak without a point. Their first scoring finish since the US Grand Prix at Austin, Texas, last November was hardly worthy of celebration...
  • Is Fernando Alonso replacing Mark Webber at Red Bull? July 29, 2013

    Budapest: Ferrari's Fernando Alonso emerged as a possible surprise candidate for the vacant Red Bull seat on Sunday after the Formula One world champions refused to rule him out. After Alonso's manager Luis Garcia Abad was seen entering the Red Bull motorhome at the Hungarian Grand Prix, speculation ran wild that...
  • Disappointing from Budapest without any points: Mallya July 28, 2013

    Budapest: Sahara Force India owner Vijay Mallya was disappointed as both his drivers Paul Di Resta and Adrian Sutil retired from the Hungarian Grand Prix here Sunday. Mallya admitted it was a tough weekend as Force India for the third time, after Malaysia and Germany, failed to score a point. "It's...
  • Hamilton savours first win for Mercedes July 28, 2013

    Budapest: Britain's Lewis Hamilton seized his first win for Mercedes in the Hungarian heat on Sunday while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel forged 38 points clear in the Formula One championship after finishing third. "This is probably one of the most important grand prix wins of my career," Hamilton told the crowd...
  • No points for Force India in Hungarian Grand Prix July 28, 2013

    Budapest: Adrian Sutil's 100th Grand Prix ended in a big disappointment as he failed to finish the race even as Sahara Force India's lead over McLaren was reduced to just four points after a nopoints show at the Hungarian Grand Prix, here on Sunday. Paul di Resta, who began 17th on...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian GP from pole start July 28, 2013

    Budapest: Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday to clinch his first victory of a frustrating season. Kimi Raikkonen was second after holding off a strong late challenge from Sebastian Vettel, who was third ahead of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber. Hamilton's first year with Mercedes...
  • Hungarian Grand Prix extends contract to 2021 July 28, 2013

    Budapest: The Hungarian Grand Prix has signed a contract extension to stay on the calendar until 2021, Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters before Sunday's race. The race at the Hungaroring has been a fixture since its debut in 1986 as Formula One's first in Eastern Europe and behind what...
  • Romain Grosjean cleared to race from third place July 28, 2013

    Budapest: Race stewards upheld Romain Grosjean's third place on the Hungarian Grand Prix starting grid on Saturday after deciding that accidental damage had caused his Lotus to fail a postqualifying stress test. Technical delegate Jo Bauer had referred Lotus to the stewards after the front floor of the Frenchman's car was...
  • Mark Webber slams Red Bull for 'stupid' car problems July 28, 2013

    Budapest: Mark Webber vented his frustration on Saturday after his Red Bull suffered another technical failure that left him languishing in 10th place on the starting grid. "KERS, gearbox, you name it...driving the car so far off the potential is unbelievable and so massively frustrating," the Australian said after qualifying at...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins pole position for Hungarian GP July 27, 2013

    Budapest: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start from pole position for the fourth time this season after setting the fastest time in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday. The British driver sounded stunned when his team announced over the race radio that he had beaten threetime Formula One champion...
  • Romain Grosjean fastest in 3rd practice for Hungarian GP July 27, 2013

    Budapest: Lotus driver Romain Grosjean was fastest in the third and final practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday. The Frenchman has found form again recently, finishing third at the German GP three weeks ago to end a streak in which he failed to place inside...
  • Vettel fastest in both Hungarian GP practice runs July 26, 2013

    Budapest, Hungary: Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel was quickest in both practice sessions of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday. The threetime defending F1 champion finished comfortably ahead of teammate Mark Webber both times as Red Bull recorded an impressive 12. Vettel left it quite late before doing a timed lap...
  • Button targets Belgium as McLaren's best hope July 26, 2013

    Budapest: Struggling McLaren can still win a race this season and next month's Belgian Grand Prix could be their best bet, according to Jenson Button. The 2009 world champion, who has yet to finish higher than fifth in nine races this year, told reporters at the Hungarian Grand Prix that he...
  • Adrian Sutil reaches 100 races, still chasing first podium July 26, 2013

    Budapest: Adrian Sutil is a man in a hurry but he needs to move up a gear in Hungary this weekend to have a chance of a first podium finish in his 100th Formula One grand prix. The Force India driver, who has only ever raced for the one team in...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in first practice in Budapest July 26, 2013

    Budapest: Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in the first practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday. The threetime defending F1 champion left it quite late before doing a timed lap but was quickly into his stride under blue skies and hot temperatures. Vettel, who has...
  • Daniel Ricciardo knows a lot rests on Hungarian GP July 26, 2013

    Budapest: There's a lot at stake for Daniel Ricciardo at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, with a seat at Red Bull next season the potential reward for a strong performance at the Hungaroring. The Australian driver is vying with Toro Rosso teammate JeanEric Vergne and Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen for...
  • Felipe Massa looks for 'revival' in Hungary July 26, 2013

    Budapest: Ferrari driver Felipe Massa will look for a revival at the Hungarian Grand Prix that will help him safeguard his future with Ferrari. "I know what I have to do," said a determined Massa, who suffered lifethreatening head injuries during qualifying at Budapest four years ago. The 32yearold...
  • Formula One mulls minimum pitstop times July 26, 2013

    Budapest: Formula One team managers discussed introducing a minimum pitstop time, without reaching any agreement, as pitlane safety remained a hot topic at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Thursday . The sport's governing body did, however, relax a complete ban on television reporters and photographers working from the pitlane during practice,...
  • Kimi Raikkonen's salary not a factor for Red Bull July 26, 2013

    Budapest: Kimi Raikkonen's considerable wages will not be a factor in Red Bull's decision on who partners Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel next season, team principal Christian Horner said on Thursday. "Of course, finances are always a factor but...the difference between first and second or second and third and fourth is...
  • Lewis Hamilton ready to find his rhythm in Hungary July 25, 2013

    Budapest: Lewis Hamilton has got himself into the groove for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix by cutting tracks in a Los Angeles recording studio. The Mercedes driver, subdued and preoccupied at the last race in Germany after his breakup with American singer Nicole Scherzinger, appeared more at ease at the Hungaroring on...
  • Spotlight on tyres, Vettel's rivals in Hungary July 25, 2013

    Budapest: The pressure will be on tyre manufacturer Pirelli, similar to those trying to catch Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel at this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix. While Vettel's rivals try to stop him from extending his lead before the midseason break, Pirelli hopes its muchlamented tyres withstand the hot temperatures expected...