Hungarian GP (2014)
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The British superstar has hit back at suggestions he was wrong to ignore team orders during Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
Jean-Eric Vergne: "I'm really positive for the second part of the season."
2014 Hungarian Grand Prix Race Press Conference: transcript of the post race press conference organised by the FIA for the 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix.
Pastor Maldonado: "The important thing is we finished all 70 laps so we have plenty of information to make further improvements to the car.”
Felipe Massa finished fifth and Valtteri Bottas eighth.
Christian Horner: “A fantastic grand prix and the performance by Daniel today was truly sensational."
Toto Wolff: "Obviously, we need to sit down, discuss and analyse the moment when Lewis was asked to let Nico pass..."
Eric Boullier: “We tried our best, but it didn’t work out.”
Vijay Mallya: “It is disappointing to come away from this weekend with nothing, especially as the race was shaping up nicely for us."
Daniel Ricciardo has won his second GP of the year.
Two safety car periods have been needed before the 25 lap mark.
Brand new car for Hamilton after his fire in Qualifying.
An error in strategy caused Raikkonen to fall out of qualifying way too early.
Ricardo Penteado: "JEV did a great job while Daniil was unlucky to spin on his fastest lap..."
Pastor Maldonado: “Everything on the car was working well until the second from last corner."
The following is a transcript from the post-qualifying press conference.
Nico Hulkenberg: "We need to be flexible with the strategy tomorrow as it’s usually difficult to overtake here.”
Eric Boullier: “We’ll push all the way to the finish tomorrow”
Valtteri Bottas challenged Sebastian Vettel for second, while Felipe Massa struggled with traffic in Q3.
A fuel leak saw Lewis Hamilton eliminated in the Q1 phase without setting a time.
The heat (so to speak) is definitely on here at the Hungaroring this Saturday night after the qualifying session.
Sebastian Vettel: "The nature of the circuit here suits us more than it did in Germany..."
Nico Rosberg will start from pole for the sixth time this year.
Giampaolo Dall’Ara: “Overall, the performance today was more or less what we expected."
Phil Charles: “The morning session was quite good, but this did not continue into FP2..."
Friday practice in the scorching Budapest heat.
Kevin Magnussen: “I may have ended FP2 fifth-fastest, but I think our job is going to be a little more difficult than it was last weekend."
Romain Grosjean: “The car feels pretty reasonable here even if we missed a lot of the afternoon session because of a problem with the cooling system."
Daniel Ricciardo: “To be honest we struggled quite a lot today trying to find the grip."
Felipe Massa: "We have run both cars with the new rear wing and it's very positive so far."
Lewis Hamilton narrowly edging Nico Rosberg to top both practice sessions at the Hungaroring Circuit.
The Spaniard’s view on the upcoming weekend was as analytical as usual.
"We are not perfect sometimes. When we are racing each other, you can make some mistakes. We are racing, we are doing our best to take a position or to defend a position and sometimes, when it’s very tight, the contact happens." - Pastor Maldonado
The Finn felt progress was being made.
"Hungary is a very high downforce circuit with low efficiency" - Rob Smedley.
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Teams and Pirelli head straight to Hungary from Germany for the only European back-to-back race of the year.