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Monday, July 30, 2012

Formula 1 News after Hungaroring Budapest / F1 News nach Budapest

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Hot, dry, track temp - 45˚C (start), 45˚C (lap 34), 29˚C (lap 69); air temp – 30˚C (start), 33˚C (lap 34), 31˚C (lap 69)


Hungarian Grand Prix
2012 Hungarian Grand Prix - Sunday
Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
29th July 2012
World Copyright:Charles Coates/LAT Photographic
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Heikki Kovalainen
1330 leave for grid, 2 laps
Start on option tyres
Lap 17: pitstop 1, prime tyres
Lap 36: pitstop 2, prime tyres
Lap 56: pitstop 3, option tyres
Finished: 17th
Fastest lap: 1.26.595 (lap 62)

Hungarian Grand Prix
2012 Hungarian Grand Prix - Sunday
Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
29th July 2012
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Vitaly Petrov

1332 leave for grid, 2 laps
Start on option tyres
Lap 18: pitstop 1, prime tyres
Lap 35: pitstop 2, prime tyres
Lap 51: pitstop 3, prime tyres
Finished: 19th
Fastest lap: 1.27.629 (lap 59)

Team Quotes


Lewis and Heikki
2012 Hungarian Grand Prix - Sunday
Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
29th July 2012
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Heikki Kovalainen, car 20, chassis CT01-#3:
“It was a decent race. I made a good start and got up to 16th on the first lap and maintained a pretty good pace for the whole race from there. We’re realistic about the performance of the car, but I think the balance and setup were very good this weekend.

“I’m also really pleased with how we managed the tyres and I think the strategy worked well. The Hungaroring is a difficult track to overtake on, so we didn’t think we'd be able to make up too many places, but I’m very happy with how the car performed and feel that the team has done a great job this weekend.

“I’ll be keeping busy during the summer break, lots of fitness training and spending time with friends, and then I’ll be looking forward to getting stuck into the second half of the season.”


Vitaly Petrov
2012 Hungarian Grand Prix - Sunday
Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
29th July 2012
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Vitaly Petrov, car 21, chassis CT01-#2: “Overall this weekend has been a valuable lesson for us. In the race the car felt very different to how it performed in qualifying and we need to go back and look at the data to try and understand why. It’s a bit strange as we had definitely improved it over the weekend, but in the race it just didn’t feel the same. We have tried a few different setups this weekend, and we know what works, and what doesn’t. When we’ve had time to look through all the data from today’s race we’ll understand what happened today and we’ll make sure we learn from that for the rest of the season.

“On the positive side I think the team worked really well this weekend, and I’m really looking forward to the summer break. I hope everyone in the team can get some well deserved rest and then I’m really looking forward to getting on with the second half of the season.”

Mark Smith, Technical Director
: “We have reached the end of the first half of the season and today’s race is a fair indication of where we are. Both drivers performed as well as we could have wanted and they ran faultlessly today. The pitstops and the strategy were both good and the efforts everyone has made, here on track and back at the factory, cannot be questioned.

“However, we are not where we want to be and we know we have work to do to achieve the goals we have set for this season. The positives are that we have a break ahead of us, giving us time to take stock and recharge the batteries, and we then have the second half of the season to reach the level of performance we want for the 2012 season. We have the infrastructure in place, we have the right people and with the move to Leafield we have the facility so everything is in place.”


Hungarian Grand Prix
2012 Hungarian Grand Prix - Sunday
Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
29th July 2012
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Riad Asmat, CEO : “I am reasonably pleased with how we have ended the first half of the season. Both drivers, the team in the garage and on the pitwall did well today.

“I will take some positives out of the first half of the season, but the team now needs to use the break to recharge and then come back fighting. We understand that we have much more work to do in order to progress as quickly as we would like, and I believe we will return after the summer break feeling energised and with our entire focus on continuing to grow the team and to keep on taking measured steps forwards.”

Hungarian Grand Prix
2012 Hungarian Grand Prix - Sunday
Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
29th July 2012
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Hungarian Grand Prix - HRT F1 Team Information Race - 29 July 2012 Hungaroring 5:20 PM (5 minutes ago) to


Hungarian Grand Prix

Hungaroring, Budapest
Sunday, 29th of July 2012

Weather: Sunny – Air 31ºC, Track 44ºC
Race: 69 laps – Track distance: 4.381 km

Pedro de la Rosa    F112-02   #22   22nd
Narain Karthikeyan   F112-03  #23  DNF


Just like yesterday, the rain didn’t make its appearance over the Hungaroring in the end and the eleventh race of the season took place in extremely hot and humid conditions. The 69 laps really challenged the resistance of the drivers and the cars, but also the engineers and their strategies because, until today, they were unable to see the real duration of the tyres. Pedro de la Rosa and Narain Karthikeyan started with different two-stop strategies, with the Spanish driver beginning on medium tyres and the Indian driver doing so on softs. The race was a battle between both F112’s and Timo Glock which finally went the German’s way, but De la Rosa was very close to achieving the feat of finishing ahead of the Marussia once again. Narain Karthikeyan, on his behalf, suffered a problem with his front left suspension and was forced to retire with only 5 laps to go.

The team now returns to Madrid to work for a couple of days at the Caja Mágica headquarters before jetting off on holiday during the obligatory factory shutdown. A well deserved rest after an intense but gratifying first half of the season which has seen the birth and first steps of the renewed HRT Formula 1 Team.

Pedro de la Rosa: "It was a tough but nice race. It was very hot but we had a good pace. We went for a two-stop strategy, starting on mediums, then mediums again and finishing off on softs. At the end I had Glock in my sights and he was blocking his tyres a lot, but the race finished before I could overtake him. The blue flags didn’t help much either and this time I was unable to pull it off. Overall, I’m happy but it was a survival race. For the second half of the season we’ve got a few upgrades planned which we hope can help us take that step forwards that we need to be ahead of Marussia. Now we have to rest a few days to return with our batteries recharged”.

Narain Karthikeyan: "I had a good start to the race, maintaining Pedro’s pace and running ahead of Glock after his spin. But after the first pitstop he was running very strong on softs, I was on mediums, and he overtook me. It was also very complicated to manage the blue flags, especially because there were so many of them. With five laps to go, the car was steering to the right, it was getting worse, and coming out of turn 3 the steering broke, so we have to figure out what happened exactly. It was a tough race, but we must continue working to improve when we return from the summer break”.

Luis Pérez-Sala, Team Principal: "It was an interesting race for us because we fought one-on-one with Glock from start to finish. Pedro and Narain got ahead of him and stayed in front until halfway through the race, but they overtook us in the second pitstop. Pedro had him in his sights towards the end but this time it wasn’t to be. Although we finished behind our rivals, we kept a good pace and the most negative aspect is the problem Narain suffered with his suspension, which we now must analyze. Now we return to Madrid, to the Caja Mágica, and after a few more days of work we will take a couple of days off to head into the second half of the season full of energy to continue progressing and improving this project”.


Hungarian Grand Prix - Sauber Ferrari F1 Team Information Race - 29 July 2012 Hungaroring

Sunday, 29. July 2012
Hungarian GP – Race
Photo ID: SAM29072012008416 
July 29, 2012
Sergio Pérez, Sauber C31-Ferrari

The Hungarian Grand Prix didn’t really see the best performance from the Sauber F1 Team – after a bad qualifying it turned out to be impossible to recover in the race. Sergio Pérez started 14th on the grid and finished 14th in the race. His team mate, Kamui Kobayashi, was 15th on the grid and stayed 15th behind Sergio until the penultimate lap, when he had to retire because of an hydraulic leak.

Weather: sunny and dry, 30-31°C air, 45-46°C track

The Sauber F1 Team has scored 80 points in the first half of the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship and remains a strong sixth in the constructors’ standings after 11 of the 20 races. In the drivers’ championship both are in the top ten as the teams go into the summer break, with Sergio ninth (47 points) and Kamui tenth (33 points).

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July 29, 2012
Sergio Pérez, Sauber C31-Ferrari 

Sergio Pérez: 14th
Sauber C31-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari 056)
Start on soft tyres, after 21 and 47 laps change to new medium tyres.
“I’m afraid there isn’t much to say today. We were just lacking the pace. We tried to stretch my first stint for a different strategy, but in the end I think there was just nothing that could get us into the points today. It is a shame, but we will fight back after the summer break.”

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July 29, 2012

Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber C31-Ferrari 

Kamui Kobayashi: 18th, DNF (stopped one lap from the end)
Sauber C31-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari 056)
Start on soft tyres, after 8 laps change to new medium tyres, after 40 laps change to soft tyres.
“We have simply been too slow here. We have been struggling all weekend, especially with the medium tyre compound. I also lost a few positions right after the start when I found myself on the extreme left side of the track with nowhere to go anymore. Finally I got the call to come in because of an hydraulic leak and that was it. For some reason the Hungaroring didn’t work for us.”

Monisha Kaltenborn, CEO:
“Looking at our grid positions, we achieved what we could today. Both our drivers did a good job, but overtaking on this track is extremely difficult as we saw from the experiences of the other drivers. We paid the price for a weak qualifying and have to work on improving this.”

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July 29, 2012

Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber C31-Ferrari

Giampaolo Dall’Ara, Head of Track Engineering:
“In the end we finished as high as we could this weekend. It’s difficult to judge our race performance because our drivers were stuck in traffic for quite some time. Kamui lost some positions at the start, which made things difficult for him. We pitted him earlier than planned to get him out of traffic, and this helped a bit. However, halfway through the race we discovered there was a small hydraulic leak which became worse and worse, and we decided to call him in one lap before the end of the race. Checo gained a position at the start, but we were still outside the points. Therefore we decided to take a risk and extend his first stint, looking into the possibility of making just one stop. But the tyres didn’t last long enough, so in hindsight it didn’t pay off. We also delayed the second stop, which helped Checo to catch up some of the other drivers, but in the end we have to accept overall this weekend we were not fast enough. We have to react to this.”

Sonntag, 29. Juli 2012
GP Ungarn – Rennen

Der Grosse Preis von Ungarn war keine tolle Vorstellung des Sauber F1 Teams. Nach einem schlechten Qualifying gab es im Rennen auf dem kurvigen Hungaroring keine Chance für die beiden Sauber C31-Ferrari, nach vorn zu fahren. Sergio Pérez war als 14. gestartet und kam auch als 14. ins Ziel. Seine Teamkollege Kamui Kobayashi ging von Position 15 ins Rennen und lag bis zu seinem Ausfall eine Runde vor Schluss (Hydraulik-Leck) direkt hinter Pérez.

Wetter: trocken und sonnig, 30-31°C Luft, 45-46°C Strecke

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July 29, 2012
Sergio Pérez, Sauber C31-Ferrari 

Das Sauber F1 Team hat in der ersten Saisonhälfte der FIA Formel-1-Weltmeisterschaft 80 Punkte gesammelt und liegt stabil auf dem sechsten Rang der Konstrukteurswertung. Im Fahrerklassement halten beide Piloten vor der Sommerpause einen Platz unter den Top Ten: Pérez ist mit 47 Punkten Neunter, Kobayashi mit 33 Punkten Zehnter.


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Juli 29, 2012
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Sergio Pérez
: 14.
Sauber C31-Ferrari (Chassis 02/Ferrari 056)
Start auf weichen Reifen, nach 21 und 47 Runden Wechsel auf neue Medium-Reifen.
„Ich fürchte, heute gibt es nicht viel zu erzählen. Wir waren hier einfach nicht schnell genug. Wir haben versucht, meinen ersten Boxenstopp hinauszuzögern, um die Strategie zu verändern, aber am Ende gab es einfach kein Rezept, das uns heute in die Punkte gebracht hätte. Das ist schade, aber nach der Sommerpause schlagen wir zurück.“

Kamui Kobayashi
: Ausfall eine Runde vor Schluss als 15., als 18. gewertet
Sauber C31-Ferrari (Chassis 01/Ferrari 056)
Start auf weichen Reifen, nach 8 Runden Wechsel auf neue Medium-Reifen, nach 40 Runden Wechsel auf weiche Reifen.
„Wir waren hier schlicht zu langsam. Wir kamen hier am ganzen Wochenende nicht zurecht, ich habe mich vor allem mit der mittleren Reifenmischung schwer getan. Beim Start habe ich ein paar Positionen verloren. Ich war ganz links aussen und musste zurückstecken. Schliesslich wurde mir eine Runde vor dem Ziel über Funk gesagt, dass ich wegen eines Hydrauliklecks zur Box kommen muss. Das war es dann.“

Monisha Kaltenborn
, CEO:
„Angesichts unserer Ausgangslage haben wir heute erreicht, was für uns möglich war. Beide Fahrer haben starke Leistungen gezeigt, aber überholen ist auf dieser Strecke sehr schwierig, was auch andere Piloten akzeptieren mussten. Am Ende haben wir den Preis für ein schwaches Qualifying bezahlt. Daran müssen wir arbeiten.“

Giampaolo Dall’Ara
, Leitender Ingenieur an der Rennstrecke:
„Das Rennergebnis entspricht letztlich unserer Leistungsfähigkeit an diesem Wochenende. Es ist nicht abschliessend zu sagen, was unter Rennbedingungen maximal möglich gewesen wäre, denn oft steckten unsere Fahrer auch im Verkehr fest. Kamui verlor gleich am Start mehrere Positionen. Wir haben dann seinen Boxenstopp vorgezogen, um dem Verkehr auszuweichen. Das hat ein wenig geholfen. Doch etwa bei Rennhälfte gab es an seinem Auto ein kleines Hydraulik-Leck, das dann immer grösser wurde. Deshalb haben wir entschieden, ihn eine Runde vor Rennende an die Boxen zu holen. Sergio hat am Start eine Position gutgemacht, doch er war immer noch ausserhalb der Punkteränge. Deshalb haben wir uns für eine aggressive Strategie entschieden und liessen ihn lange draussen, um vielleicht nur einmal stoppen zu müssen. Aber die Reifen hielten nicht lange genug, sodass sich dieser Versuch nicht lohnte. Wir haben auch den zweiten Boxenstopp später gemacht. Das ermöglichte Sergio zwar, etwas Boden gutzumachen, aber Punkte hat es dennoch nicht gebracht. Wir müssen akzeptieren, dass wir an diesem Wochenende zu langsam waren und jetzt schnell darauf reagieren.“

Hungarian Grand Prix - Scuderia Toro Rosso F1 Team Information Race - 29 July 2012 Hungaroring

Daniel Ricciardo (STR7-04)
Race finish: 15th
“I had a reasonable start passing a couple of cars, after which I tried to stay in contact with Di Resta and managed to stay close enough to be in the DRS zone for a few laps. But after that he began to pull away gradually and basically, today we just did not have the pace to match our rivals. The earlier stints on the Options were not too bad, apart from a few balance issues here and there. We managed to improve the car as the race went on, but for the last stint on the Mediums, it took a while for the tyres to work and maybe my set-up was too conservative for the start of the stint, as we had plenty of pace left at the end of it. I don’t think there was much more we could have done today. Now it’s the break and I hope we can come back stronger in Spa.”

Jean-Eric Vergne (STR7-03)
Race finish: 16th
“I had a really good start, passing both Saubers and a Force India, which then pushed me wide at the first corner, so I lost position and dropped behind the two Caterhams. I got past both of them and after that I was behind Kobayashi and then Daniel, who was a bit quicker, as I had started on old Options and he was on new ones. When I made my stop for new Options, I came out behind Kobayashi and was behind him for all that stint, which was a shame as it meant Daniel was pulling away from me and I felt I could have been quicker. Towards the end, the pace was not that good and in the closing stages I had to make an unscheduled fourth stop because debris in a side pod was causing an overheating problem. Without that I would have been just behind or just ahead of Daniel. The break? I’d rather be racing!”

Franz Tost: “Fifteenth with Daniel and sixteenth with Jean-Eric is of course not where we want to be, but we cannot hide the fact that our performance level is currently not good enough to fight at the front of the mid-field. Today both drivers did the best they could with the equipment we gave them. There was very little to choose between running a two stop or a three stop strategy and given we had enough sets available after qualifying, that swung the balance in favour of our eventual choice of going for a three stop. 

Jean-Eric had to make a further fourth visit to the pits as we could see that the temperatures were getting too high, which was down to debris in the right hand sidepod. There are just a few days of work available to us now, either side of the compulsory break and everyone in the team will be working hard to find some improvements to try and turn our season around in the remaining nine rounds of this very close championship.”


Hungarian Grand Prix 29 July 2012 - Race results 1 Hamilton 2 Räikkönen 3 Grosjean 4 Vettel @ #Hungaroring

14.00 to 15.46 CET  
Total laps 70 Lap distance 4.381 km
Track Conditions Dry / 46C
Weather Sunny
    #     Driver                           Team        Laps     Pits   
    1     Hamilton        GBR     McLaren     69     2   
    2     Räikkönen        FIN     Lotus     69     2   
    3     Grosjean        FRA     Lotus     69     2   
    4     Vettel        GER     Red Bull     69     3   
    5     Alonso        ESP     Ferrari     69     2   
    6     Button        GBR     McLaren     68     3   
    7     Senna        BRA     Williams     68     2   
    8     Webber        AUS     Red Bull     68     3   
    9     Massa        BRA     Ferrari     68     2   
    10     Rosberg        GER     Mercedes     68     2   
    11     Hülkenberg        GER     Force India     68     2   
    12     di Resta        GBR     Force India     68     2   
    13     Maldonado        VEN     Williams     68     3   
    14     Perez        MEX     Sauber     68     2   
    15     Kobayashi        JPN     Sauber     67     3   
    16     Ricciardo        AUS     Toro Rosso     67     3   
    17     Vergne        FRA     Toro Rosso     67     4   
    18     Kovalainen        FIN     Caterham     67     3   
    19     Petrov        RUS     Caterham     67     3   
    20     Pic        FRA     Marussia     67     2   
    21     Glock        GER     Marussia     66     2   
    22     de la Rosa        ESP     HRT     66     2   
    Karthikeyan     IND     HRT     60     2   
    Schumacher     GER     Mercedes     58     4 


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GP2 2012 - Caterham Racing News GP2 Race Two 29 July Hungaroring Hungary & Race results

GP2 Race Two - 28 laps
Budapest, Hungary
Sunday 29th July 2012 

Caterham Racing concluded the GP2 Hungarian race weekend with a top ten finish for Giedo van der Garde after a mature drive from the Dutchman in the Hungarian heat.
A fantastic start saw Giedo leap to P3 on the first lap and run third until his super-soft tyres began to suffer in the later stages of the race. Unable to defend his position Giedo had no choice but to allow cars to pass him and finally finished the race P10.
Team mate Rodolfo Gonzalez drove a calm and calculated race to finish P16 having gained an impressive seven places over the 28 lap race, looking after his car and his tyres well until the chequered flag.

Giedo van der Garde (P10 // Best lap1:34.230) “I had a good start today and was up to P3 on the first lap, but after that it was about managing the tyres. I did quite well until ten laps to go when I started to struggle with degradation and in the end P10 was all I could manage. So, we go home today with no points, which is disappointing, but sometimes you have to take a gamble and today it just didn’t work out so well for us. Now we have a break before our next race and we will be working hard to put ourselves in contention for the the remaining races in Spa, Monza and Singapore. There are still a lot of points to be had and the two European tracks are among my favourites so hopefully we can put in some good races at each of them.”
Rodolfo Gonzalez (P16 // Best lap1:34.126) “I am happy to have had an incident free race today - it has been a while so I am very pleased about that and I hope to keep it going in the remaining races. The car felt pretty good this morning. We were able to fight for positions right up until the point when the pace dropped off, about ten laps from the end. We have a summer break now and I will take this time to really think hard about how I want the rest of the season to go. I need to focus on improving in qualifying and keeping out of trouble during the races.”

Caterham Racing Team Manager Phill Spencer: “We knew the risks we were taking when we put Giedo on the super-soft tyres today and the gamble nearly paid off. If the rain had come an hour later it could have worked out for us today but despite that Giedo drove very well. It is disappointing not to score any points but the cars ran very well so I am pleased with the crew’s work, and how the drivers have performed. This is a team effort. We win together and we lose together and we will learn from this and move on. There are six more races left this season so we still have a lot to play for.”

Caterham Racing Chief Engineer Humphrey Corbett: “We did the best we could with Giedo starting on super-softs. He drove very smoothly and managed to keep up his pace until lap 17 when the tyres began to suffer. By then it wasn’t worth pitting him as he would have finished last so we hung on and he did a great job to finish P10. It all stems from qualifying and the situation we had in the race on Saturday - it was just one of those things this weekend, but overall we are happy with the performance of the cars.
“As for Rodolfo, he drove steadily to hold off a number of cars and he had a good clean race so I am happy for him. We didn’t score any points today but there are still six races left and six more chances to score, so after the break we will come back fighting and push on in Spa, Italy and Singapore.”


Sprint race report

Race results

1. #10 Esteban Gutiérrez Lotus GP 43:58.301s (28 laps)
2. #6 Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering + 3.565 s
3. #23 Luiz Razia Arden + 15.733s
4. #3 Davide Valsecchi DAMS + 29.352s
5. #8 Jolyon Palmer iSport + 30.237s
6. #9 James Calado Lotus GP + 30.493s
7. #27 Rio Haryanto Carlin + 32.336s
8. #4 Felipe Nasr DAMS + 33.578s
9. #14 Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni + 39.475s
10. #12 Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing + 41.928s
11. #26 Max Chilton Carlin + 44.868s
12. #18 Sergio Canamasas Venezuela Lazarus GP + 45.399s
13. #22 Simon Trummer Arden + 45.417s
14. #5 Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering + 46.221s
15. #17 Julian Leal Trident Racing + 46.937s
16. #11 Rodolfo Gonzalez Caterham Racing + 49.087s
17. #2 Josef Kral Barwa Addax + 50.058s
18. #25 Nigel Melker Ocean Racing + 51.753s
19. #21 Daniël de Jong Rapax + 54.037s
20. #20 Ricardo Teixeria Rapax + 54.870s
21. #16 Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing + 55.887s
22. #19 Giancarlo Serenelli Venezuela Lazarus GP + 64.537s
23. #24 Victor Guerin Ocean Racing + 69.900s
24. #15 Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni + 1 lap


#1 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Barwa Addax + 18 laps
#7 Marcus Ericsson iSport + 27 laps

Fastest lap: 1:32.348s by Esteban Gutiérrez on lap 15

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