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
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
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.
Second practice saw more drama as several drivers skidded on the track, with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Romain Grosjean spinning around at turn 12 as their cars turned 180 degrees at different points of the race. Hamilton led second practice as he had done with the first, with Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat in second. Kvyat’s Australian teammate Daniel Ricciardo finished in third, but faced issues with his engine ‘blowing&rs
The glory days: A battle for first between Mark Webber of Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton of then McLaren-Mercedes The excitement quotient of a Formula 1 race is directly proportional to the number of overtaking moves in that race. This seems to be the logic the powers in the sport used while agreeing to install and then finally installing a DRS in every car. I beg to differ. I decided to pen this post for multiple reasons. First,
Formula 1 is perhaps the most glamorous motorsport event on the planet today. Adorned with superior technology and fighter plane like aerodynamics, an F1 car is the symbol of speed and glamour that surrounds the sport. With cars travelling at 200mph and more, Fourmula1 is awe-inspiring. Just when the heady concoction of rock-star like drivers and their mean machines starts to suck you into its charm, a mishap occurs that jolts you off your seat.
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?
An aerial shot of Hockenheimring, Germany Mercedes AMG Petronas Team Principal Toto Wolff said in a press statement yesterday that the German Grand Prix, held at Hockenheimring, will return to the Formula One calendar after a break this year. The race, which is usually scheduled for the second week of July, did not take place after the circuit’s management ran into financial issues and was unable to meet the demands of the FIA a
Hamilton with the winners’ trophy at the Canadian Grand Prix earlier this year When I chose Nico Rosberg ahead of Lewis Hamilton for victory in the predictor championships, I knew I had bet on the wrong driver. I still did so because a Rosberg win would spice up the championship and offer the sport a possible boost – much needed given all the negativity around. The 2015 British Grand Prix was a classic. That too in front
Image Courtesy: Williams Formula 1 should stop reminiscing about its glorious past, for neglecting the present will have a detrimental effect on its future. Rachit Thukral writes. Ask someone to draw comparisons between Fangio, Clark, Senna, Prost and Schumacher and people would dismiss the question, saying it is not reasonable to compare different eras of Formula 1. However, people tend to forget this very logic, while comparing the curren