F1 Hungarian GP: Welcome to the Blacktop Parade

We knew coming into this weekend that the Hungaroring isn’t a circuit known for being passing friendly. Despite how interesting the Pirelli tyres have made this season, nothing could save the parade route known as the Hungaroring. Lewis Hamilton led away from the lights and never had to worry about a passing manoeuvre on track to win his second race of the season. Continue reading

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F1 Power Rankings: Hungarian Grand Prix

This weekend marks the second of six back-to-back race weekends. Yes, of the nine races remaining this year after Hungary, eight will be contested in four back-to-back weekend sets. The Hungarian Grand Prix is historically a cure for insomnia but this season has been one of the best in recent memory so there’s hope for this season. So before the midseason break, we look at the hottest drivers on the grid right now in our heavily biased Power Rankings. Continue reading

F1 Power Rankings: Hungarian Grand Prix

It’s the second of back-to-back Grand Prix weekends followed by the annual summer break for the 2011 Formula One World Championship. There’s just one problem, though. This weekend’s race is the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring. Until the creation of the Valencia street circuit, this was unquestionably the most boring track to host a race at in Formula One. After last week’s lacklustre German Grand Prix, we could be in for a second straight snoozer of a race. Will championship leader Sebastian Vettel be able to stay awake for this race or will he finish outside the top two for the second straight Grand Prix? Continue reading

F1 Hungarian GP: Back Against The Wall

The whole weekend was dominated by Red Bull. In practice, they had the field covered by nearly a second with Sebastian Vettel comfortably ahead of Mark Webber. This race, unsurprisingly, looked like another Red Bull coronation waiting to happen. However, a critical error cost Vettel the win and forced Webber to push his tires harder and farther than anyone believed possible to pick up the win. Continue reading

F1 Hungarian GP: What KERS Can Do For You

The Hungarian Grand Prix is traditionally one of the dullest races of the season. The Hungaroring is like a go-kart track that somebody put through the photocopier on enlarge. To win there, you need to qualify up front and hope for no mistakes on pit road. Pretty simple strategy but that’s exactly what determined the winner. Well, that and the magical KERS button. Continue reading