The Spanish team clinched a double podium finish
Hungaroring: Technical, rhythmic and narrow
Nico Müller knows nearly all the secrets of the Hungaroring, even though he will be racing on the track for the first time in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. Here, the Swiss talks us through this technical, twisty circuit, where drivers can easily get stuck in a bad rhythm.
Three contenders remain as title race goes into season finale at Monza
Markus Pommer took a dominant lights-to-flag victory during today’s (Sunday) second Formula Two race at the Hungaroring, finishing ahead of Mathéo Tuscher and Dino Zamparelli to push the championship battle into a season finale at Monza.
20-year-old leads from British duo Zamparelli and Bacheta in second session
Alex Fontana was yet again the man to beat during today’s (Friday) second Formula Two practice session at the Hungaroring, with the 20-year-old opting for a short six-lap run to set his best time ahead of British pair Dino Zamparelli and Luciano Bacheta.
Swiss ahead of Mirocha and Marinescu in sun-soaked session
Alex Fontana got his Hungaroring weekend off to the best possible start by topping the timesheets during today’s (Friday) opening Formula Two practice, needing just one five-lap run to come away with the top spot ahead of Kevin Mirocha and Mihai Marinescu.
Swiss racer sets pace during F2’s first visit to Budapest track
Swiss racer Christopher Zanella ended on top during today’s (Thursday) Formula Two pre-event test at the Hungaroring. The 22-year-old, who currently lies third in the drivers’ standings, put in a stunning lap late in the final sun-soaked session to finish ahead of fellow countryman Alex Fontana. Romanian Mihai Marinescu, competing on his adopted home circuit, finished third overall closely followed by Kevin Mirocha and Markus Pommer.
The technical concept known in the paddock this year as ‘double DRS’ looks set to be banned for 2013.
Mercedes debuted the controversial straightline speed-boosting concept earlier this year, moving Lotus to lodge an official protest. But instead of taking the FIA’s decision to allow Mercedes to keep the system to the international court of appeal, Lotus emerged with a new interpretation of ‘double DRS’ during practice at Hockenheim recently.
Bernie Ecclestone on Friday dropped a few more hints about the likely composition of the 2013 calendar.
Earlier, the F1 chief executive revealed that, like this season, next year’s schedule will feature 20 races. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport said the diminutive Briton then paid a brief visit to the media centre at the Hungaroring, stating that if the Nurburgring cannot solve its financial crisis, “We will be in Hockenheim” next year.
After skipping last weekend’s German grand prix, Bernie Ecclestone was back in the formula one paddock on Friday.
German news agency SID said F1′s 81-year-old chief executive, who earlier denied he skipped Hockenheim for fear of arrest by German police, was seen in the Hungaroring paddock in Budapest early on Friday.
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