Tag Archive: Budapest

Jul 31

Mercedes’ title-warring drivers have been told they must follow team orders over the remaining eight races of 2014

Mercedes drivers told to obey team orders in future

2014-07-20_0919 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg The Brackley based team moved to play down Lewis Hamilton’s defiance in Hungary last Sunday, accepting that the Briton was right to refuse to let Nico Rosberg past. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Ecclestone says F1 to scrap 2015 grid restarts

“We do not need Flavio.  We can do it ourselves”

Flavio Briatore - Bernie Ecclestone Bernie Ecclestone says F1 will abandon its highly controversial plan for standing re-starts after safety car periods from 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Cool Rosberg admits Hamilton cost him Hungary win

“That’s so theoretical.  I don’t know,” – Rosberg

2014-07-19_0909 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Nico Rosberg Mercedes chiefs are heading into the month-long summer break scratching their heads at how to deal with an escalating driver battle. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Wolff denies Mercedes will punish Hamilton

Toto Wolff has dismissed suggestions Mercedes will sanction Lewis Hamilton for ignoring team orders in Hungary.

2014-07-19_0904 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Although it was potentially explosive, the German team closed ranks after the incident but rumours persisted that the 2008 world champion will be punished behind closed doors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Team performance firing Lotus exit rumours – Grosjean

It does nothing to quieten the rumours about his next move.

2014-07-25 - Lotus F1 Team - Hungary - Romain Grosjean 01 Romain Grosjean has admitted Lotus’ lack of competitiveness in 2014 is driving rumours he could be set to leave the Enstone team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Arden International’s Patric Niederhauser victorious in Hungary

Niederhauser dominates Budapest GP3 Race 2

GP3 - Patric Niederhauser (Arden International) He’s back! The smile could not have been bigger for Swiss ace Patric Niederhauser who climbed to the top step of the podium today at the Hungaroring. The Arden International ace made a fantastic start to steal the lead and claimed his third win of his GP3 career, his first rostrum of the 2014 season. ART Grand Prix’s Dino Zamparelli was second, with Niederhauser’s teammate Jann Mardenborough third. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Stanaway and Yelloly secure Status GP 1-2

Richie Stanaway and Nick Yelloly deliver in Budapest GP3 race

GP3 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) It was the day Status Grand Prix had wanted: after their one-two finish in Silverstone Race 2, the team and drivers were keen to add the big Race 1 points to their tally and they certainly did that at the Hungaroring.

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Jul 26

Stanaway storms to first GP3 pole in Budapest

Status Grand Prix’s Richie Stanaway holds off Alex Lynn for pole in Hungary
GP3 - Richie Stanaway (Status Grand Prix) Kiwi Richie Stanaway claimed his maiden pole position in GP3 today, narrowly edging out Series leader from Carlin, Alex Lynn by a mere 0.035s. Nick Yelloly also from Status Grand Prix was in third making it an excellent start to proceedings for the green and black outfit.

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Jul 25

Zamparelli sets the GP3 pace in Budapest

ART Grand Prix trio on top in Hungary Free Practice

GP3 - Dino Zamparelli (ART Grand Prix) Briton Dino Zamparelli posted the fastest time of the Free Practice session at the Hungaroring. He led an all ART Grand Prix trio with his teammates Alex Fontana and Marvin Kirchhöfer in second and third. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Felipe Nasr dashes to maiden GP2 pole

Carlin ace quickest in Budapest qualifying session

GP2 - Felipe Nasr (Carlin) Felipe Nasr is a happy man: in today’s close qualifying session at the Hungaroring, the Brazilian took his first GP2 pole position with a blazing laptime of 1:28.436 ahead of Tom Dillmann and rookie Arthur Pic. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Vettel refuses to stamp out Mercedes rumours

The big paddock rumour in Hungary is that Mercedes has made a move to sign Sebastian Vettel.

2014-07-20 - 99001 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel The speculation was even pushed along by Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko, who suggested rivals like McLaren and Mercedes have indeed made big-money approaches to the German. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Lauda rubbishes Vettel-to-Mercedes rumour

With the summer sun baking in Budapest, ‘silly season’ has well and truly arrived in the F1 paddock.

2014-06-08_0833 The big name is Sebastian Vettel, with rumours suggesting the Red Bull driver could be on the move to Mercedes in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Rosberg not worried about ‘Hamilton track’ Hungary

“I don’t care about statistics”

2014-06-05_0076 Championship leader Nico Rosberg insists he is not worried about racing on ‘a Hamilton track’ this weekend in Hungary. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

‘All’ Ferrari efforts now on 2015 – Alonso

Ferrari is now focusing “all” of its efforts on 2015, according to lead driver Fernando Alonso.

2014-06-05_0062 The Spaniard’s comments, made on Thursday ahead of the Hungarian, appear to contradict those of the Italian team’s technical director James Allison. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Azerbaijan, New Jersey next for F1 calendar – Ecclestone

With Mexico set to join the 2015 calendar, two more new grands prix should follow the year after.

Three equally sized horizontal bands of blue, red, and green, with a white crescent and an eight-pointed star centered in the red bandThat is the news of F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone, even though on Thursday there was scepticism in the Budapest paddock that Mexico will actually happen in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 24

GP2 Series Budapest, Hungary preview

GP2 Series Round 7 preview

GP2 Series Round 7 Preview – Budapest, Hungary Just a few days after the end of Round 6 at Hockenheim, the GP2 paddock has moved to Budapest for the seventh round of the 2014 season.

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Jul 23

Formula One teams Hungarian Grand Prix preview (updated)

Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One preview

150x80-flagworldf1 Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Budapest. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lauda apologises for calling Ferrari car ‘sh*t’

“I have not seen the interview in the Spanish daily, but I was too heavy with my words — forgive me.”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has swiftly hit reverse, after using an expletive to describe the cars fielded in 2014 by Mercedes’ grandee rivals McLaren and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Esteban Ocon wins from Antonio Fuoco and Lucas Auer

Esteban Ocon took the lead at the start.

F3 - Esteban Ocon took the lead at the start Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) concluded his race weekend at the 4.381 kilometres long Hungaroring with yet another victory.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Marco Wittmann the benchmark during DTM comeback in Hungary

 In a commanding way, Marco Wittmann decided the third DTM season round at the Hungaroring in his favour.

DTM - Marco Wittmann Driving his BMW M4 DTM, Wittmann, who had started from pole position, crossed the finish line as the winner after 41 laps with a margin of 6.615 seconds.

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Jun 01

A dominant win in Hungary for BMW driver Marco Wittmann

Bruno Spengler 3rd, Robert Wickens 11th

DTM - Hungaroring At the Hungaroring, Marco Wittmann scored his second DTM race win of the 2014 season. With his BMW M4 DTM, the 24-year old crossed the finish line while in the lead after 1.08:35.291 hours. He had a margin of 6.615 seconds over Miguel Molna, who finished second with his Audi RS 5 DTM.

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Jun 01

Marco Wittmann secures third DTM pole

Marco Wittmann the pole-sitter in Hungary

DTM - HUN 23 Marco Wittmann This Sunday, Marco Wittmann will be the pole-sitter for the first DTM race held at the Hungaroring after a break of nearly 26 years.  In DTM’s comeback at the Hungaroring located not far from Budapest, BMW driver Marco Wittmann secured the pole position.

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Jun 01

Monza, race 2: Kevin Giovesi (Eurotech) and Andrea Roda (Virtuosi UK) ignite home crowd

Kevin Giovesi, driving for Eurotech, went from pole to win in Race 2 of the Auto GP round at Monza.

Auto GP - Monza podium The Italian, who started out front thanks to the reverse top-8 grid format, held the lead comfortably and managed to administrate his margin over Virtuosi UK’s Andrea Roda.

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Jun 01

Esteban Ocon takes fourth season victory

At the 4.381 kilometres long Hungaroring near Budapest

F3 - Start of the race, 2 Esteban Ocon  taking the lead from 25 Antonio Fuoco For the fourth time this season, rookie driver Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) scored a race win in the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Esteban Ocon also the quickest in the second qualifying session

The Lotus F1 junior secured the seventh and eight poles of his debut season
F3 - 2 Esteban Ocon (FRA, Prema Powerteam, Dallara F312 - Mercedes), FIA Formula 3 European Championship, round 4, In the second qualifying session for the FIA Formula 3 European championship meeting at the 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring located not far from Budapest, 17-year-old Frenchman Esteban Ocon (Prema Powerteam) once again proved to be invincible.

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May 31

Monza, race 1: Markus Pommer (Super Nova) goes from pole to victory

Markus Pommer went from pole to victory in Race 1 of the Auto GP weekend at Monza.

Auto GP - Supernove - Markus Pommer The German, driving for Super Nova, had set the fastest lap of the day yesterday and retained the spot at the start, successfully controlling his opponents until the checkered flag fell. In second place, Tamas Pal Kiss (Zele Racing) recovered well after a complicated qualifying session.

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May 31

Tom Blomqvist wins, thus reducing Ocon’s lead

At the Formula 1 circuit located not far from Budapest

F3 - Start of the race, 31 Tom Blomqvist (GBR, Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, Dallara F312 - Volkswagen) taking the lead from 30 Max Briton Tom Blomqvist (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) secured the winner’s trophy in the first of the three FIA Formula 3 European championship races contested this weekend at the 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring. Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

Monza, qualifying: Markus Pommer (Super Nova) cruises to pole

Markus Pommer scored his second career Auto GP pole today at Monza.

Auto GP - Markus Pommer The Super Nova driver, who had made it to a breakthrough pole at Budapest, managed to do it all again in round 4 of the 2014 series, winning an exciting challenge with rookie Christofer von Grunigen.

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May 28

The Maserati Trofeo returns to the Hungaroring

Round 2 in the Maserati Trofeo World Series will be held at the famous Hungaroring on 30 May-1 June.

Maserati Trofeo World Series The Budapest track will also be staging the third round in the DTM series. Hungary will be the first time we see the 2014 three-race format (at Spa only two races were run). The endurance race will last 60’ (last year it was 50’) with a compulsory pit stop; the two 30′ sprints will also be run. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

Budapest, race-2: Kimiya Sato (Euronova) completes week-end sweep

It’s been a perfect weekend at Budapest for Kimiya Sato (Euronova Racing)

AutoGP - Kimiya Sato The Japanese racer won both races at the Hungaroring and increased his lead in the series’ standings. He’s the third driver in Auto GP history to sweep an entire weekend after Antonio Pizzonia and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs did the same in Brazil and Portugal in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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