Hungarian Grand Prix

  • Lewis Hamilton has taken time to settle in, says Ross Brawn 02-08-2013 11:34 AM

    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 28-year-old Briton has taken three pole positions in...
  • F1: Williams make their point at last 29-07-2013 09:57 AM

    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 10-race 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? 29-07-2013 09:30 AM

    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...
  • Disappointing from Budapest without any points: Mallya 28-07-2013 10:03 PM

    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....
  • Hamilton savours first win for Mercedes 28-07-2013 10:03 PM

    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...
  • No points for Force India in Hungarian Grand Prix 28-07-2013 07:37 PM

    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 no-points show at the Hungarian Grand Prix, here on Sunday. Paul di Resta, who began 17th...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins Hungarian GP from pole start 28-07-2013 07:27 PM

    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...
  • Hungarian Grand Prix extends contract to 2021 28-07-2013 06:30 PM

    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...
  • Romain Grosjean cleared to race from third place 28-07-2013 09:25 AM

    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 post-qualifying stress test. Technical delegate Jo Bauer had referred Lotus to the stewards after the front floor of the Frenchman's car...
  • Mark Webber slams Red Bull for 'stupid' car problems 28-07-2013 08:54 AM

    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...
  • Lewis Hamilton wins pole position for Hungarian GP 27-07-2013 06:53 PM

    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 three-time Formula One...
  • Romain Grosjean fastest in 3rd practice for Hungarian GP 27-07-2013 04:03 PM

    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...
  • Vettel fastest in both Hungarian GP practice runs 26-07-2013 07:40 PM

    Budapest, Hungary: Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel was quickest in both practice sessions of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday. The three-time defending F1 champion finished comfortably ahead of team-mate Mark Webber both times as Red Bull recorded an impressive 1-2. Vettel left it quite late before doing a...
  • Button targets Belgium as McLaren's best hope 26-07-2013 05:58 PM

    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...
  • Adrian Sutil reaches 100 races, still chasing first podium 26-07-2013 03:35 PM

    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...
  • Sebastian Vettel fastest in first practice in Budapest 26-07-2013 03:04 PM

    Budapest: Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel set the fastest time in the first practice session of the Hungarian Grand Prix on Friday. The three-time 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,...
  • Daniel Ricciardo knows a lot rests on Hungarian GP 26-07-2013 02:29 PM

    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 team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne and Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen...
  • Felipe Massa looks for 'revival' in Hungary 26-07-2013 10:34 AM

    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 life-threatening head injuries during qualifying at Budapest four years ago. The 32-year-old driver...
  • Formula One mulls minimum pitstop times 26-07-2013 09:30 AM

    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...
  • Kimi Raikkonen's salary not a factor for Red Bull 26-07-2013 08:33 AM

    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...
  • Lewis Hamilton ready to find his rhythm in Hungary 25-07-2013 11:26 PM

    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 break-up with American singer Nicole Scherzinger, appeared more at ease at the Hungaroring...
  • Spotlight on tyres, Vettel's rivals in Hungary 25-07-2013 10:26 PM

    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 mid-season break, Pirelli hopes its much-lamented tyres withstand the hot temperatures...
  • Race for Red Bull F1 hot seat heating up 25-07-2013 10:19 PM

    Budapest: As the speculation increases about who will replace Mark Webber at Red Bull next season, former champion Kimi Raikkonen remains unsure if he will stay at Lotus. Webber announced last month that he is quitting Formula One at the end of the season to race sports cars for German...
  • Force India eye strong result at Hungarian GP 25-07-2013 08:50 PM

    Budapest: Sahara Force India Formula 1 team are eager to go into the mid-season break with a strong points finish at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend. Force India, who have made their best ever start to a season, need to bounce back at the Hungaroring after drawing blank in...
  • Nico Hulkenberg laughs off rumours he could quit Sauber 25-07-2013 07:23 PM

    Budapest: Nico Hulkenberg laughed off speculation on Thursday that this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix could be his last for Sauber but remained coy about whether he had been paid by the Swiss Formula One team. "It's rubbish," the German driver told reporters of rumours swirling around on the internet that...
  • Hungarian GP will be Adrian Sutil's 100th F1 race 25-07-2013 04:30 PM

    Budapest: When Sahara Force India's Adrian Sutil will line up on the grid for the Hungarian Grand Prix this Sunday, it will be his 100th GP but the German is approaching the milestone race in a very sedately manner. "It's hard to believe how quickly time goes by. It's a...
  • Pit stops take centre stage in Formula One 25-07-2013 09:46 AM

    Silverstone: Formula One for decades has been all about the cars and drivers. This year, pit crews are finally getting their due. Desperate to gain an edge over their rivals and facing more stops due to tyre troubles, teams are investing heavily in training and equipping their crews. The top...
  • Sebastian Vettel aiming for another first in Hungary 24-07-2013 05:08 PM

    Budapest: Sebastian Vettel had never won in July before this year's German Grand Prix. That box ticked, Red Bull's triple Formula One champion now has a Hungary hoodoo to overcome on Sunday. If the German can triumph for the first time in seven visits on what promises to be a...
  • New tyres of 'primary focus' for Maldonado in Hungary 23-07-2013 09:18 AM

    The top focus for Williams driver Pastor Maldonado at the Hungarian Grand Prix would be getting on top of the Pirelli's new and changed tyres. At the recent Young Driver Test at Silverstone, the drivers were able to complete their first miles on the new rubber which Pirelli introduced to...
  • Simona Halep wins 3rd title of the year in Hungary 14-07-2013 11:13 PM

    Budapest: Simona Halep won her third WTA tournament of the year by defeating Yvonne Meusburger 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-1 Sunday in the final of the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Romanian 21-year-old lost the first three finals of her career but has now compiled a 16-1 record since the French Open,...