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Kevin Magnussen has racked up plenty of firsts over the past 12 months – from clinching the Formula Renault 3.5 crown to making his Formula One debut, and scoring a Grand Prix podium at his first attempt. But he can also recall some of the other milestones in his life, like his first crash and his first taste of champagne. Just don’t ask him to cook
Next year’s official Formula One video game will be available on new-generation platforms and will feature live, in-season updates for the first time, Codemasters have confirmed. The game, which will be playable on the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC, will also be released earlier in the season
Luca Marmorini is to leave his role as the director of Ferrari’s engine and electronics department as the Italian team restructure their power unit department. The move, which was announced on Thursday, sees Mattia Binotto assume the role of chief operating officer, whilst Lorenzo Sassi retains his position as chief designer of the power unit
Force India have continued their tradition of punching above their weight this season, and head into the summer break lying fifth in the constructors’ table on 98 points – 39 up on this time last year. Although the team failed to score through either Nico Hulkenberg or Sergio Perez for the first time in 2014 in Hungary, team boss Vijay Mallya is confident his Mercedes-powered squad can continue to take the fight to the Formula One frontrunners
Daniel Ricciardo’s inspired drive to victory stole the headlines in Hungary, but the two men he beat – Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton – also shone in a sensational finish to a breathtaking Grand Prix. For Alonso, an astounding final stint brought him within three laps of what would have been a first triumph of 2014 – while Hamilton came agonisingly close to an unprecedented charge from pit lane to victory
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg held a commanding lead in Sunday’s race at the Hungaroring until Marcus Ericsson crashed his Caterham and brought out the safety car. At that point, the German’s race turned on its head. Afterwards, the world championship leader spoke to reporters about his eventful day
Only twice have Mercedes been defeated in 2014, and on both occasions it was by Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo. After watching the Australian charge to victory in Budapest, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner discussed Ricciardo’s achievement, the team’s season so far, and his hopes for the rest of year
Lewis Hamilton said he was “very shocked” that Mercedes asked him to move aside and let team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg through at the Hungaroring. The Briton had moved ahead of Rosberg, who started from pole, after the second round of pit stops, but the two drivers were on differing strategies
DRIVERS: 1 – Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), 2 – Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 3 – Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) Q: Daniel, what brilliant drive, congratulations. How on earth does that feel?
In three previous races in Hungary, Daniel Ricciardo failed to break into the top ten, but on his fourth attempt the Red Bull driver got everything right, fighting his way to the front to record his second career victory. And just like in Canada, where he scored his first win, the Australian made the race-winning pass with three laps to go
Daniel Ricciardo claimed victory for Red Bull after picking off Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso in a breathtaking finish to a scintillating and safety car-interrupted race at the Hungaroring. Alonso held on to second despite late pressure from Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who himself had to defend as team mate and polesitter Nico Rosberg staged a lightning charge over the closing laps
From Lewis Hamilton’s sternest test of the season so far to the threat posed to Nico Rosberg by Red Bull, and from Sauber’s push for their first points of the year to Lotus’s desire for a spot of rain, we break down the key themes to look out for in Sunday’s Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydij 2014
With just a week between the German and Hungarian rounds, you’d think there would be little time for those in the F1 paddock to get themselves into any mischief. Mercedes, however, found a way, when what was supposed to be a ‘team building’ exercise turned into anything but. Members of the team – though not the drivers – were on a group cycle ride along Vienna’s River Danube
Once again conditions for qualifying were cooler than they had been on Friday and more in line with those from FP3, as the Budapest track temperature fell from an initial 47 at the start of Q1 to 40 by the end of Q3. Rain at the start of that final session was also disruptive, but the big talking point was the fire that sent Lewis Hamilton to the back of the grid for the second race in succession, leaving Red Bull in prime position to capitalise should Rosberg’s luck also desert him on Sunday
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen will start Sunday’s race in Hungary from the pit lane after both their cars sustained damage in qualifying severe enough to necessitate chassis changes. Hamilton had not even set a Q1 time when he entered the pit lane with the rear of his F1 W05 Hybrid in flames
For the second straight race Lewis Hamilton suffered qualifying heartbreak as his hopes of securing pole in Hungary went up in smoke at the start of Q1. The Briton, who swept every practice session in Budapest, is under no illusions that Sunday’s race will be extremely difficult and is doubtful that he can repeat his Hockenheim charge, even if he’ll be trying his very best
Kevin Magnussen will start Sunday’s race in Hungary from the pit lane after McLaren found that the damage sustained in his qualifying crash was severe enough to necessitate a change of chassis and gearbox. The Danish rookie went into the Turn 1 barriers at speed during Q3 after being caught out by a sudden downpour, badly damaging the left-hand side of his MP4-29
After taking his sixth pole position of the season in a rain-hit and incident-filled qualifying session in Budapest, Nico Rosberg was joined in the press conference by Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Williams’ Valtteri Bottas. Read what all three had to say about the session in the official transcript
McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen was in the wrong place at the wrong time in Budapest qualifying, arriving at an unexpectedly wet Turn 1 just as the rain suddenly worsened in the early stages of Q3. It sent the Dane sliding into the barriers, leaving him 10th on the timesheets, three places behind team mate Jenson Button
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg snatched pole position back from Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel on the final lap of a dramatic, rain-hit qualifying session in Hungary on Saturday. But there was yet more heartache for Rosberg’s team mate Lewis Hamilton, who, after dominating all three practice sessions, saw his Mercedes go up in flames at the start of Q1 because of a fuel leak
Lewis Hamilton completed a clean sweep of practice sessions at the Hungaroring on Saturday morning, edging out Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg by just three hundredths of a second. However, in cooler temperatures the field closed in on the dominant Silver Arrows, with less than nine tenths of a second covering the top eight. Red Bull led the charge, with Sebastian Vettel third and Daniel Ricciardo fourth fastest
They may not yet be challenging for podiums, but it’s no secret that McLaren have been making definite progress in recent races. According to Jenson Button, updates to the MP4-29 at Hockenheim should work even better here in Budapest, and could even give them shot at taking on Williams, whose FW36 is not expected to be so well suited to the tight and twisting Hungaroring. Button chatted about this and more following Friday practice in Hungary
Team Representatives – Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Vijay Mallya (Force India), Claire Williams (Williams), Eric Boullier (McLaren), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing), Marco Mattiacci (Ferrari) PRESS CONFERENCE Q: Claire, ladies first, if I can start with you. Phenomenal performances recently
More sweltering track temperatures as high as 57 degrees Celsius, a general lack of grip and the need further to re-optimise their cars after the removal of inter-connected front and rear suspension systems kept all of the teams fully occupied in both practice sessions in Hungary…
Mercedes retained their now familiar advantage over the opposition in Friday’s two opening practice sessions in Hungary, despite the tight nature of the circuit and the removal of FRIC suspension having led many to predict a closer fight at the front. Nico Rosberg was surprised to be so far head too, though he is not writing off Red Bull’s Budapest challenge just yet
Mercedes and brake supplier Brembo have said that they are still unsure as to what caused the front-right brake disc failure that led to Lewis Hamilton’s heavy qualifying crash in Germany. The two companies, who have been working hand-in-hand to analyse and identify the causes of the failure, say that investigations are ongoing
Lewis Hamilton maintained his advantage at the Hungaroring as he finished two-tenths of a second clear of Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg and the rest of the Formula One field in Friday afternoon’s second practice session. Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso both got within a second of Hamilton, while McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen narrowly edged out Kimi Raikkonen in the second Ferrari in the fight for fifth
Lewis Hamilton narrowly edged out Nico Rosberg to go fastest as Mercedes took command of the opening practice session in Budapest on Friday morning. Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen was the only other man to get within one second of Hamilton, with the Finn’s team mate Fernando Alonso fourth ahead of Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel and McLaren’s Kevin Magnussen
So what might you do to destabilise one of your primary rivals, on the eve of a race that he’s won four times since his debut here in 2007? Well, you could suggest to media sources that his job might be on the line
After four years ruling the F1 roost, Sebastian Vettel is facing a huge challenge this season as his Renault-powered Red Bull team struggle to compete with their leading Mercedes rivals. Vettel insists he remains as focussed as ever, however, and all the while he can still mathematically retain his title, it seems he won’t be too eager to hand back the championship trophy. We caught up with the German for an exclusive chat ahead of this weekend’s Budapest race
Sergio Perez and his Mexican countryman Esteban Gutierrez both expressed their delight at the news that Formula One racing is set to return to Mexico City after an absence of more than two decades. Formula One group CEO Bernie Ecclestone revealed on Wednesday that an agreement to hold a Grand Prix in Mexico in 2015 had been reached
Alexander Rossi has been appointed as Marussia’s official reserve driver for the remainder of the 2014 season. The 22-year-old American, who left the same role at Caterham earlier this month, will join the Banbury-based squad from this weekend’s race in Hungary and will provide cover should either of the team’s regular drivers be unable to compete
Drivers – Marcus Ericsson (Caterham), Esteban Gutierrez (Sauber), Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham), Pastor Maldonado (Lotus), Sergio Perez (Force India), Jean-Eric Vergne (Toro Rosso) Q: Marcus, ten races into your first season, what have you learned?
Pirelli have confirmed the tyre compounds that they will take to Belgium, Italy and Singapore. Formula One racing’s official tyre suppliers will bring their soft and medium compounds – also available this weekend in Hungary – for Spa-Francorchamps, which will host the 12th round of the 2014 championship
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg heads to Budapest looking to increase his world championship lead, but can he equal team mate Lewis Hamilton’s tally of five 2014 victories, or will Hamilton make it five wins in eight years at the Hungaroring? Or will a track that has a habit of throwing up interesting results favour the resurgent Williams team whose flying Finn Valtteri Bottas has taken three consecutive podium finishes
Did you know that Lewis Hamilton has won more than half of the Hungarian Grands Prix he has entered? Or that Fernando Alonso has won just once in Budapest, while racing for Renault more than a decade ago?
Mexico is set to host a round of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship, Formula One group CEO Bernie Ecclestone confirmed on Wednesday. The race, the first Grand Prix to be held in Mexico for more than two decades, will be run at the 4.421-kilometre Mexico City circuit
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on?
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on?
In our series exploring the history of Grands Prix through a selection of iconic images, we turn our attention to the Hungaroring – home to the Hungarian Grand Prix since 1986. This look back through history takes in defiant drives by Nigel Mansell and Thierry Boutsen, one of Michael Schumacher’s greatest ever victories, maiden wins for Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, and more
Mercedes-Benz’s head of motorsport Toto Wolff is expected to travel to Hungary for this weekend’s Grand Prix, despite suffering multiple fractures in what the team dubbed “a bit of carambolage” while cycling on Tuesday. The Austrian fractured his shoulder, collar bone, elbow and wrist in the crash, but was quick to make light of the situation
Among the drivers who will take part in the official FIA press conference in Hungary on Wednesday will be two drivers who scored points last year – Sergio Perez and Pastor Maldonado – and a man who earned Sauber their last top ten at the circuit back in 2010, Kamui Kobayashi. On Friday meanwhile senior personnel will answer questions from the press
Lotus say that driver Romain Grosjean remains very much in their plans for next season, even though they were unable to confirm his 2015 seat when team mate Pastor Maldonado’s was announced last weekend. Grosjean made six podium appearances for Lotus last season, but the team’s disappointing 2014 form – the Frenchman has scored just eight points so far – has led to speculation that he could be lured elsewhere
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on? Will Williams finally overhaul them
Kevin Giovesi has been confirmed as the second driver to join Caterham’s burgeoning Development Driver Program. The young Italian is currently contesting his second season of Auto GP where he is fourth in the standings
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on? Will Williams finally overhaul them?
This time last year Toro Rosso had scored 24 points. This season’s tally is just 15. While Jean-Eric Vergne and rookie sensation Daniil Kvyat have regularly qualified the STR9 inside the top ten, less impressive race pace and poor reliability have limited their results.
Just days after an intense weekend’s racing in Germany, the Formula One paddock makes the short hop to Hungary and the technical, tricky, 4.381-kilometre Hungaroring circuit in Budapest. Will the Mercedes steamroller thunder on? Will Williams finally overhaul them
Red Bull and Sauber have enjoyed differing fortunes at the Hungaroring in recent years, but for both 2010 stands out – being the last time Red Bull won, and the last time Sauber scored points at the technical, tricky 4.381km circuit. Ahead of this weekend’s Grand Prix, the two teams – and Formula One tyre suppliers Pirelli – discuss their prospects for Hungary
Sunday’s Grand Prix at Hockenheim provided some thrilling racing, notably the wheel-to-wheel battles between Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso and the Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, however, arguably provided the most entertainment, scything his way through the field to third, to stay in title contention with race winner, team mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg