Hungarian GP (2019)

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Gasly has "no clear answer" for Hungarian GP struggle

Red Bull's Pierre Gasly says he has no answer as to why his pace fell away over the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend.

Vowles explains "embarrassing" champagne bottle incident

Mercedes' Formula 1 strategy director James Vowles says he "embarrassed" himself after dropping a champagne bottle and "fumbling all over the place" on the Hungarian Grand Prix podium.

Hamilton: Verstappen "very respectful" in Hungarian GP battle

Lewis Hamilton has praised Max Verstappen for his "respectful" driving during their battle in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Bottas says he may rethink approach to battling Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas says he might “think differently” next time he’s battling with his Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton after losing out on the first lap in Hungary.

Hungary showed "vast chasm" within F1 field - Brawn

The intense fight between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the Hungarian Grand Prix showed the “vast chasm” between the top Formula 1 teams and the rest, says Ross Brawn.

Ricciardo: FIA warning "not enough" for Magnussen in Hungary

Daniel Ricciardo says that Haas Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen deserved more than a warning from the FIA after the Dane made a series of defensive moves in Hungary.

Mercedes: Hamilton brake concern forced strategy "risk"

Toto Wolff says brake-management fears prompted Mercedes to take the "risk" of swapping Lewis Hamilton to the two-stop strategy that helped him win Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Gary Anderson: Red Bull hung Verstappen out to dry in Hungary

Red Bull said it saw no way of pitting Max Verstappen for a second time without consigning itself to defeat in the Hungarian Grand Prix, but that decision left our technical expert shouting at his TV to try something different.

Ferrari "badly" needs to win a race - Brawn

Formula 1 motorsport managing director Ross Brawn says his former Ferrari team “badly needs a win" to avoid pressure building, after “too big a gap” in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Gasly form starting to "hurt" Red Bull, says Horner

Red Bull admits that Pierre Gasly's lack of results is now starting to "hurt" its Formula 1 ambitions, as the team dropped the first hints it may need to think of an alternative plan if the Frenchman does not quickly turn things around.

Binotto names main factor behind Ferrari's Hungary "suffering"

Ferrari believes its weakness when Formula 1 teams are running maximum downforce is more exposed in race trim, which is why it "suffered" more in Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

Wolff: Hamilton's Hungary drive was "another dimension"

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton’s Hungarian Grand Prix-winning drive “was another dimension”, and that he and Max Verstappen left rivals in “a different class”.

Wheelgun failure to blame for Norris' slow pitstop

McLaren has revealed that a wheelgun failure was to blame for the slow pitstop that cost Lando Norris the chance to help deliver its best result of the season in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hungarian Grand Prix driver ratings

The Hungarian Grand Prix featured a stunning battle for victory, but neither man involved in that received full marks in our driver ratings, as a breakthrough weekend for one of this season's under the radar stars earned the only top score

Masi: Onboard shots a "distorted" view of Leclerc/Bottas clash

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says onboard footage of Valtteri Bottas and Charles Leclerc’s first lap clash in the Hungarian Grand Prix offered a "distorted" view of who was to blame.

How a Mercedes "bad call" checkmated Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton lamented Mercedes' call to pit him for a second time in the Hungarian Grand Prix, fearing it had cost him a chance to beat Max Verstappen. But the decision was a masterstroke, helping what turned out to be the fastest car to win a race it had barely led

Ferrari feels it's the "right time to have some holiday"

Ferrari Formula 1 boss Mattia Binotto says his team has “much to do” before the mandatory two-week summer shutdown kicks in, but believes the break is sorely needed.

Red Bull was trapped in "all to lose" situation in Hungary

Red Bull says there was nothing else it could have done to try to help Max Verstappen win the Hungarian Grand Prix, with the Dutchman trapped in an ‘all to lose’ situation that was unable to counter the ultimately quicker Mercedes car of Lewis Hamilton.

Hungarian GP: Post-race press conference

DRIVERS: Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes), Max VERSTAPPEN (Red Bull Racing), Sebastian VETTEL (Ferrari).

Bottas irked by "completely unnecessary" Leclerc move

Valtteri Bottas says that the first-lap move by Charles Leclerc that damaged the front wing of his Mercedes Formula 1 car in Hungary was “completely unnecessary.”

Hulkenberg's Hungarian GP compromised by engine "safe mode"

Renault suffered fresh engine frustrations in the Hungarian Grand Prix when its hopes of a points-scoring finish were effectively killed off at the start as Nico Hulkenberg’s power unit was forced to run in a slower ‘safe mode’.

Mercedes had ruled out two-stop strategy before race

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes had actually ruled out the two-stop strategy "gamble" he used to overhaul Max Verstappen to win Formula 1's 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix ahead of the race.

Verstappen: Hamilton push showed "how much margin" Mercedes has

Max Verstappen believes Formula 1 rival Lewis Hamilton’s late charge to victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix showed “how much margin” Hamilton’s Mercedes team has.

Perez: Albon "crashed into me" late in Hungarian GP

Sergio Perez says his clash with Alexander Albon over the final Formula 1 point in the 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix was "just unnecessary".

Hungarian GP: Hamilton defeats Verstappen in tense duel

Lewis Hamilton stole victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix with four laps left after a strategy switch from his Mercedes Formula 1 team defeated long-time race leader Max Verstappen.

Ricciardo to start Hungarian GP from back of grid

Daniel Ricciardo will start the Hungarian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after switching to a complete new set of Renault engine component after qualifying.

Kubica tried "desperate moves" during Hungarian GP qualifying

Robert Kubica resorted to "desperate moves" during Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying but could not "do much more" after lapping 1.3 seconds slower than Williams Formula 1 teammate George Russell.

Mercedes convinced Verstappen a title threat in 2019

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says the team has to consider Max Verstappen a title threat after the Red Bull driver followed up his two recent wins with pole position in Hungary.

Russell says run to 16th felt like a "pole lap"

George Russell reckons that his qualifying run to 16th at the Hungaroring felt like "a pole lap" for Williams as it celebrated its best result on a Saturday this season.

Leclerc: Q1 crash "unnecessary", "not forgivable"

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc has described his Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying crash as “unnecessary” and “not forgivable”, and admitted he was lucky it didn’t ruin his session.

Giovinazzi hit with grid penalty for impeding Stroll

Antonio Giovinazzi has been handed a three-place grid penalty for the Hungarian Grand Prix for impeding Lance Stroll in Saturday's Formula 1 qualifying session.

Hamilton's pace "plateaued" in qualifying "struggle"

Lewis Hamilton reckons his chance of challenging Max Verstappen for pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix faded when his car "plateaued" with its pace in qualifying.

Verstappen: Pole the result of pushing Honda engine to the limit

Max Verstappen believes scoring his first Formula 1 pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix is reward for Red Bull and Honda working to get more from its engine.

Ricciardo's Q1 move "very disrespectful", says Perez

Sergio Perez says Formula 1 rival Daniel Ricciardo was being "very disrespectful" by trying to overtake him ahead of their final flying laps in the first segment of Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying.

Hungarian GP: Verstappen beats Bottas to grab maiden F1 pole

Max Verstappen claimed his first Formula 1 pole position at the 93rd attempt in qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Hungarian GP: Hamilton edges Verstappen by 0.013s in FP3

Lewis Hamilton topped an ultra-tight final practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, as Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel lapped within a tenth of the Formula 1 points leader.

Binotto: Ferrari has added downforce to its 2019 F1 car

Ferrari has successfully added downforce to its Formula 1 car but believes it is still not at the level it needs to be, according to team principal Mattia Binotto.

Honda has more power than Mercedes "in some places" - Hamilton

Honda’s gains in Formula 1 have delivered Red Bull an engine that is now more powerful than Mercedes in some places, reckons world champion Lewis Hamilton.

Hungarian GP: Friday press conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Andreas SEIDL (McLaren), Christian HORNER (Red Bull), Mattia BINOTTO (Ferrari), Claire WILLIAMS (Williams), Beat ZEHNDER (Alfa Romeo).

Albon blames "silly error" for practice crash

Alexander Albon admitted his accident during second practice for Formula 1's Hungarian Grand Prix was simply down to a "silly error".

Russell went from "amateur" to "rainmaster" with new set-up

George Russell went from feeling like an “amateur” in the wet in Germany to a “rainmaster” in Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix practice, thanks to a successful set-up change.

Verstappen: Spins down to set-up experiments

Max Verstappen says his two early spins in practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix were down to set-up experiments he was conducting to try to get the best out of his Red Bull car.

Hungarian GP: Gasly quickest before rain hits FP2

Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly topped the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Hungarian Grand Prix, setting the fastest time before the rain came.

Hungarian GP: Hamilton tops FP1 as Bottas hits trouble

Lewis Hamilton set the pace in opening practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix while Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Valtteri Bottas failed to post a time after an engine problem.

Hungarian GP: Thursday press conference

DRIVERS – Daniil KVYAT (Toro Rosso), Robert KUBICA (Williams), Lance STROLL (Racing Point), Kevin MAGNUSSEN (Haas), Romain GROSJEAN (Haas).

Racing Point introduces upgraded suspension for Hungary

Racing Point has brought a new suspension upgrade to the Hungarian Grand Prix, becoming the latest Formula 1 team to add an extended upright bracket to the pushrod.

Mid-season Haas driver replacement would be "desperate move"

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner says dropping either Kevin Magnussen or Romain Grosjean in-season to stop them hitting each other would almost be a “desperate move”.

Mercedes takes fewest softs for Hungarian GP

Formula 1 championship leader Mercedes has gone for a more conservative tyre selection than its rivals for the Hungarian Grand Prix.