Williams driver Valtteri Bottas at the Hungaroring last week The Finn has had a very good year – currently 4th on the drivers’ championship leaderboard just behind 4-time world champion Sebastian Vettel, Bottas has had high finishes nearly every race of the season, with points in all but two – Monaco and Hungary. Bottas is currently contracted to Williams, under whom he first entered Formula One as a test driver
Part of the fun of watching a Formula One race live is listening in to team radio. The communication between drivers and their teams is often revelatory, giving viewers an insight into what is really going on – but it can also be inadvertently hilarious. Kimi Raikkonen is known for being curt and quick with his replies, and finds himself on our list. Here are some others:
Following the young Frenchman’s tragic death last week, the colleagues of Jules Bianchi came together at the Hungarian Grand Prix to pay tribute to their friend. The 25-year-old passed away following 9 months in a coma, after suffering an accident at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka. That Grand Prix had been held in a torrential downpour, when a typhoon was on its course through the nation. Sauber driver Adrian Sutil
For all F1 fans who saw the Hungarian Grand Prix 2015, it was by far the best race of the season. Filled with safety cars, crashes, penalties and several incidents, the race was pulsating. No one could have written a better racing tribute to young Jules Bianchi, who was taken far too soon. The key takeaway for me was Sebastien Vettel’s performance. The German has outperformed in every race this season holding his own against the
Winner Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari (C) with 2nd place Daniil Kvyat (L) and Red Bull Racing teammate Daniel Ricciardo in 3rd The 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix was and will be one of the finest in Motorsport without a doubt. If you have a friend who is yet to be hooked onto the sport of Formula One, show him/her a replay of this race, say Mithila and Kunal in this week's episode of Inside Line F1 Podcast. They also talk about the racin
Image Courtesy: Mercedes The action-packed Hungarian Grand Prix saw a drastically mixed up classifications sheet, with Sebastian Vettel winning the race with a faultless drive from third on the grid. The two Red Bulls occupied the remaining two spots on the podium, while Max Verstappen finished fourth for Toro Rosso. McLaren's Fernando Alonso also looked strong on a track where outright engine power is not of paramount performance as he
Winner Sebastian Vettel(C) with Daniil Kvyat in 2nd (L) and Daniel Ricciardo The Hungaroring Circuit hosted a thrilling race on Sunday, packed with incidents up and down the field. Perhaps it wasn't surprising to see F1 dominate Twitter's worldwide search trends, with #HungarianGP proudly sitting at the top of the table for much of the race and the aftermath. We select some of the best tweets from the race, taking into cons
Marshals tow away Nico Hulkenberg’s car following his accident Budapest, July 26 (IANS) It was a disappointing weekend for Force India as both their cars retired from an entertaining Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix to return home without any points here on Sunday. The 69-lap race was won by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel who drove a brilliant race to win on the 4.3 km twisty Hungaroring from the two Red Bulls of Daniil Kvyat and
4-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel takes top spot at the Hungarian GP Ferrari registered their second win of the season as four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel won the Grand Prix, leading the race from the get-go. The German got off to a flying start and maintained his lead from Lap 1 to Lap 69. The race was not without its share of incident. Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg lost control and careened into the barrier, los
Image Courtesy: Red Bull Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo has set his sights on challenging the Ferraris at tomorrow’s Hungarian Grand Prix, after a strong qualifying session at Budapest. Infiniti Red Bull Racing have had a dismal season so far, with the four-time championship winning team languishing in fourth place in the standings with 63 points. Qualifying sessions have not yielded stellar results either with both their drivers y
Fernando Alonso’s car stalls in the middle of the track at the Hungaroring Mercedes continued to dominate as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg find themselves at the top of the grid at the end of qualifying at the Hungaroring today. While Hamilton dominated sessions 1 and 2, Rosberg did well to catch up in third qualifying. Although Rosberg was the polesitter at last year’s race, he lost it to Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull.
The 2014 Hungarian GP: Winner Daniel Ricciardo(L) with Fernando Alonso (C) in 2nd and Hamilton in 3rd The first two Free Practice sessions at the Hungaroring concluded yesterday. With Qualifying set for 5:30 p.m this evening, here’s what we learned from the two sessions: Mercedes look to continue their domination: Although Nico Rosberg had complained of brake problems prior to FP1, he had no issues during either session.
After a two weeks break, F1 returns this Friday. Following the high speeds of Silverstone, this time F1 faces a different challenge; we fly to Hungary, to the Hungaroring, near Budapest. Described as "Monaco without the walls" by the Aussie who won last year, Hungaroring doesn't favour a high engine power, meaning the field should be bunched. It will be the last stop before the summer holidays, followed by the Belgian G
Image Courtesy: Ferrari Formula 1 drivers never let the risk of death get to them, for it will have a detrimental effect on their competitiveness. Rachit Thukral writes in the wake of Jules Bianchi’s death due to an unfortunate incident at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix Whenever a driver suffers a major crash in Formula 1, the rest of the grid is bombarded by the same question: does it change their approach towards racing?
Mourners outside the Sainte Reparate Cathedral in Nice, France where Bianchi’s funeral was held Mourners turned up in large numbers to commemorate the life of F1 driver Jules Bianchi, who lost his life on Saturday following 9 months in a coma. Services were held at the Sainte Reparate Cathedral in the driver’s hometown of Nice, France. The young Frenchman, who was only 25-years-old when he passed away, had