Hungaroring Tag

Posted On July 28, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Ricciardo Leads FP1 at Hungaroring

Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo set the quickest time of the opening practice session for the Hungarian outpacing Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen by just over two tenths of a second. The Australian, who was at the wheel of a much updated RB13, set a best time of 1:18.486s on the supersoft Pirelli tyres. Raikkonen was 0.234 behind the Azerbaijan Grand Prix winner, with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton a tenth of a second further back in third place. Ricciardo’s P1 time was just 0.05 seconds off the fastest ever lap of the circuitRead More
Lewis Hamilton took a fifth career Hungarian Grand Prix victory ahead of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to rise above the German in the Drivers’ Championship standings for the first time this season. Hamilton seized the lead from pole sitter Rosberg at the race start, making a better getaway than his team-mate and attacking down the inside as they made their way into Turn One. Rosberg, meanwhile, was coming under pressure from a fast-starting Daniel Riccirado and as the Red Bull driver made a move around the outside and Hamilton tookRead More
By Ryan Tveter, FIA Formula 3 European Championship Driver The recently repaved Hungaroring made for some exciting racing this past weekend in Budapest. The fastest time from the weekend was just over 2 seconds quicker than the pole time set by Esteban Ocon in 2014, the last time the FIA F3 series visited the circuit. From the beginning of the test day on Wednesday the track continued to get better and better as more and more Hankook rubber was laid down on the freshly surfaced tarmac. This culminated with theRead More
Max Verstappen
Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen overcame a collision with Williams driver Valtteri Bottas and a drive-through penalty to achieve a fourth place result at the Hungaroring, the best finish of his young Formula One career. The collision came after a safety car restart and damaged the 17-year-old’s front wing. However, after several drivers were involved in incidents that took themselves out of a good result late in the going, Verstappen found himself in fourth at the finish. “I’m incredibly happy, to finish P4 is an incredible result,” said a jubilantRead More
Sebastian Vettel led nearly every lap at the Hungaroring en route to winning one of the most exciting races of the year. Vettel shot past both Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg to grab the lead entering Turn 1 with teammate Kimi Raikkonen following the German to make it a Ferrari 1-2 that remained that way for over half the race. Hamilton went off-track on the opening lap in order to avoid the backside of Rosberg, but a collision with Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo later in the raceRead More

Posted On July 25, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Hamilton tops FP3 in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton edged out Mercedes teammates Nico Rosberg by a mere 0.098s in FP3 for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The pair went out with roughly 20 minutes remaining on soft tires and knocked off Sahara Force India’s Nico Hulkenburg, who stood atop the timesheet for much of the session before ultimately dropping to sixth overall. Sebastian Vettel set the third fastest time but the Scuderia Ferrari driver was nearly a full second off the pace compared to Mercedes. The four-time Formula One World Champion was nearly 0.300s over Red BullRead More
FP2 from the Hungaroring featured track temps at nearly 130 degrees Fahrenheit, slides galore and Red Bull within striking distance of Mercedes at the top of the time sheets. Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time with a 1:23.949 with young Danil Kvyat was a mere 3/10ths behind with a strong 1:24.300. The high downforce nature of the Hungaroring seemingly suited the Red Bull which clearly made a step forward last go around at Silverstone. The team is playing down chances of victory as Renault power unit issues still loom overRead More
Sahara Force India driver Sergio Perez flipped in first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix. The Mexican ran across the artificial grass on the exit of Turn 11 when a right rear suspension piece appeared to fail, sending the car spinning across the track and into the barrier before flipping over and settling upside down on the pavement. Perez, with some help from track officials, escaped with no indication of injury. A red flag was brought out to stop practice and clean up the wreckage. “It was a really badRead More
To honor the late Jules Bianchi, Formula One will take a moment of silence before the Hungarian Grand Prix at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday. The Frenchman succumbed to his injuries Friday, nine months after suffering severe head injuries sustained in an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix. Bianchi’s funeral was held Tuesday in his hometown of Nice which saw several current and former Formula One drivers attend, along with several officials. The 25-year-old’s death is the first in Formula One since the late Ayrtona Senna at the San MarinoRead More

Posted On July 30, 2014By Adam TateIn Formula One

What We Learned: Hungary

The Hungarian Grand Prix was one of the most thrilling, unusual and telling races of the season. Looking back, here are 5 key things we learned this weekend at the Hungaroring. 5. Ferrari is back Ferrari who have truly struggled this season seem to finally be getting a handle on the so far woeful F14T. Alonso put on perhaps his best drive since winning last year’s Spanish Grand Prix and Kimi backed that up with a strong drive from 17th to 6th. Three quarters into the race they were forRead More