The Rookie Digest: 9 – 12 Part 3

In this third instalment looking at how the 2012 batch of rookies are doing, their first summer break acts as punctuation before they lay rubber down at one of the most historic circuits on the calendar, Spa-Francorchamps. Here Charles Pic’s and Jean-Eric Vergne’s first Formula One visits to Silverstone, Hockenheim, the Hungaroring and the aforementioned … Continue reading

Hungarian GP 2012

Seven Moments of the Hungarian GP 1. Hamilton Hungary for the title It was his race to lose this weekend, and where others have crumbled under the pressure Hamilton soaked it up and used it as fuel. Unassailable during all but one practice session he breezed through qualifying to claim McLaren’s 150th pole position, and … Continue reading

Hungaroring: Race Report

Once upon a time there was a boy named Button… The Race: …and on a track far far away he climbed into his shiny silver rocket. Being clever and smart he darted to and fro, here and there and on the lightest of feet he ran as fast he could to rescue the magical flag … Continue reading

Hungaroring: Free Practice 3 & Qualifying

Free Practice 3: Ferrari: Massa had a scare at the chicane where he almost dumped the car into a tyre wall. The weather is playing into their hands, the track was around 35ºC which suit the Ferrari’s preference for warmer, softer tyres. Force India: di Resta’s car had balance changes made overnight and will be … Continue reading

Hungaroring: What You Need to Know

Fact File: Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary Laps 70 Lap Length 4.381 km (2.72 miles) Race Length 306.630 km ( miles) First Race 1986 Fastest Lap M Schumacher 1:19.071 (Ferrari, 2004) 2010 Winner Mark Webber (Red Bull) Layout: The drivers have to put in a tremendous amount of work to get the track up to speed before … Continue reading

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