Toto Wolff insists Nico Rosberg could have won the Hungarian Grand Prix if Lewis Hamilton had obeyed a team-order but does not think the Brit was wrong to ignore Mercedes
The Mercedes Formula 1 team is to consider a total rethink of how it lets Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg race, following the Hungarian Grand Prix team orders row
Daniel Ricciardo reckons if he can close the gap to Mercedes, he “might” just pip them to the title in Abu Dhabi…
Mercedes appear poised to take the gloves off their drivers and allow them to duke it out for this season’s Formula One world title without the interference of any team orders.
Toto Wolff admits Merc are in a difficult position as while the decision not to implement team orders “doesn’t function” any more, he can’t ask one to move over for the other…
Niki Lauda says Mercedes’ use of team orders in Hungary was the result of “enormous stress” as the team came under pressure…
Mercedes will rethink their race strategy after another Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton controversially defied team orders to deny his Mercedes team-mate and world championship rival Nico Rosberg a probable victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
The British driver refused to let Nico Rosberg pass him in the Hungarian Grand Prix and Mercedes says there will be showdown talks this week
Mercedes’ progressive approach has won many admirers, but they face a choice that will define how 2014 will be remembered.
2014 Hungarian Grand Prix – Race RICCIARDO USES THREE STOP STRATEGY TO WIN FINAL RACEBEFORE SUMMER BREAK HEAVY RAIN BEFORE THE START MAKES FOR VERY EXCITING RACING THREE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES AND TYRE CHOICES FOR THE TOP 3 CLASSIFIED Hungaroring, July 27, 2014 – Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo has claimed his second career win to maintain his third place in the driver’s championship at the Pirelli-sponsored Hungarian Grand Prix, before Formula One’s annual summer break. Ricciardo used a three stop strategy running the whole race on the P Zero Yellow soft tyre after having started on the Cinturato Green intermediate tyre. Fernando Alonso in his Ferrari held off his second place against Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton who charged through the field to finish third after having started from the pit lane
Lewis Hamilton was right to ignore team orders to let Nico Rosberg through in the Hungarian Grand Prix, according to Mercedes Formula 1 chief Niki Lauda
Lewis Hamilton has made it clear that he was surprised that Mercedes asked him to move over for Nico Rosberg in Hungary. The pair came together on track while running different strategies, with the German on soft tyres and planning … Continue reading →
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
Lewis Hamilton ‘very shocked’ to be told to allow world championship rival Nico Rosberg to go through in Hungary
Nico Rosberg says he will sit down with the Mercedes team to determine why Lewis Hamilton ignored a call to allow him past.
Lewis Hamilton says he was shocked his team asked him to move over for Nico Rosberg during Sunday’s action-packed Hungarian Grand Prix.
Immediately after the Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton looked like somebody who knew he had to face the music at Mercedes after deliberately disobeying orders to let Nico Rosberg overtake. On Sunday night the team heads Niki Lauda and Toto Wolff said they planned to have talks with both drivers, as fresh acrimony brewed between them.
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
Silver Century – 100 Formula One Grands Prix!
Lewis Hamilton says he was very shocked that Mercedes asked him to move over for team-mate Nico Rosberg during the Hungarian Grand Prix
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he was “surprised” to be asked to move over for team-mate Nico Rosberg and admits he wouldn’t have let anybody past him.
Lewis Hamilton secured Mercedes' eleventh podium of the season, driving a brilliant race after starting from the pit-lane and finishing third just ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg in fourth position.
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
Nico Rosberg said the most annoying part of his Hungarian Grand Prix was the last lap, when he failed to make a successful overtaking move on Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner had nothing but praise for Daniel Ricciardo after the Australian scored his second win of the season, and only the second non-Mercedes win this year as well.
DRIVERS 1 – Daniel RICCIARDO (Red Bull Racing) 2 – Fernando ALONSO (Ferrari) 3 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)
Lewis Storms from Pit Lane to Podium in Hungary!
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?
Formula 1 championship leader Nico Rosberg has denied that he asked to be let through by Mercedes team-mate and championship rival Lewis Hamilton during the Hungarian Grand Prix
McLaren Mercedes official race report from the 2014 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix, including quotes from Jenson Button, Kevin Magnussen and Eric Boullier . Read it here.
Hamilton finished third in Hungarian Grand Prix ‘Im not slowing down, he has to get closerLewis Hamiton defended his decision not to move over when his team told him …
An unrepentant Lewis Hamilton has insisted he “did the right thing” in refusing to yield to Nico Rosberg as a team orders row brews at Mercedes following a breathtaking but contentious Hungarian GP.
Nico Rosberg has called for a team meeting while Lewis Hamilton says he is “very shocked” by Mercedes issuing team orders in Hungary…
Daniel Ricciardo captured the chequered flag for the second time this season at the end of an astonishing Hungarian Grand Prix.
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
Lewis Hamilton has revealed he was “very, very shocked” his Mercedes Formula 1 team ordered him to move aside for team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg during the Hungarian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton has revealed he was “very, very shocked” his Mercedes Formula 1 team ordered him to move aside for team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg during the Hungarian Grand Prix
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo claimed his second hugely dramatic and unexpected win of the season in an epic and unpredictable Hungarian GP in which the wheel of fortune in Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg’s title battle turned spectacularly.
Championship leader Nico Rosberg goes into the Hungarian Grand Prix on pole with a fabulous opportunity to extend his 14-point championship lead over second-placed Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
Former Mercedes DTM technical director Gerhard Ungar has now officially joined Caterham, as first predicted here on July 8. Ungar will work alongside Christijan Albers in a Newey-style ‘chief technical officer’ role, although his job title has yet to be … Continue reading →
For the second time in the space of a week, Lewis Hamilton has been handed a ‘damage limitation’ mission in Sunday’s Hungarian GP. But can he make the podium this time?
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
Lewis Hamilton took one final, forlorn look at the smouldering Mercedes behind him and held his head in his hands, his hopes of victory at Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix ravaged by a fireball.
Paddy Lowe and Toto Wolff apologise to Lewis Hamilton for ‘letting him down again’ following more technical dramas for the title contender
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
Fernando Alonso says he doesn’t take any hope from Mercedes’ recent reliability issues because Ferrari’s performance deficit is so great
DRIVERS 1 – Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes) 2 – Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing) 3 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Williams)
Lewis: “I couldn’t believe it – but I’m always up for the fight”