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Last Updated: Sunday, 24 August, 2003, 11:40 GMT 12:40 UK
Hungarian GP as it happened
All the action as it happened at the Hungarian Grand Prix. (All times BST)

Race result:
1 Alonso (Renault)
2 Raikkonen (McLaren)
3 Montoya (Williams)
4 R Schumacher (Williams)
5 Coulthard (McLaren)
6 Webber (Jaguar)
7 Trulli (Renault)
8 M Schumacher (Ferrari)

Latest news appears first

Lap 70: Alonso enters the final lap with a 20-second lead and cruises round to become the youngest grand prix winner in history.

Lap 69: Alonso has speeded up as he enters his penultimate lap on his way to a maiden grand prix victory. Behind him the two Williams drivers are battling it out for third place.

Lap 68: Ralf Schumacher is less than a second behind team-mate Montoya, who spun several laps ago.

Lap 67: World champion Michael Schumacher is a lap down in eighth and looks set to only score one point. Alonso is four laps away from his maiden victory.

Lap 66: Webber looks on course for another three points for finishing in fifth.

Lap 65: Alonso leads by 20 seconds from Raikkonen. The two Williams drivers are two seconds quicker than anyone else on the track as they fight over third.

Lap 64: No-one can halt Alonso now and he is looking certain to claim his first grand prix.

Lap 63: Montoya spins and although her now has team-mate Ralf Schumacher right on his tail.

Lap 62: Alonso is closing in on his first ever grand prix victory.

Lap 61: Alonso leads from Raikkonen with the two Williams close up in third and fourth.

Lap 60: Raikkonen is unable to make any impression on Alonso's lead.

Lap 59 Alonso continues to lead.

Lap 58: Alonso laps world champion Michael Schumacher!

Lap 57: Alonso and Raikkonen look set to finish first and second in Hungary. Seven cars have dropped out of the race.

Lap 56: Alonso leads by 21 seconds from Raikkonen and is getting close to lapping world champion Michael Schumacher.

Lap 55: Alonso is a lap closer to becoming F1's youngest ever grand prix winner, breaking Bruce McLaren's record.

Lap 54: Michael Schumacher is struggling down in eighth and he looks destined for a single point in Hungary as Alonso continues serenely on his way in the lead.

Lap 53: Alonso looks set fair with a big lead over second-placed Raikkonen. If he does win he would be the youngest ever grand prix winner.

Lap 52: With all the leading contenders having taken their final stops the order is as follows: Alonso, Raikkonen, Montoya, R Schumacher, Coulthard, Webber, Trulli, M Schumacher.

Lap 51: Ralf Schumacher pits and comes back onto the track in fourth place.

Lap 50: The third round of pit-stops is underway and Webber comes in, as does Raikkonen.

Lap 49: Heinz-Harald Frentzen pulls out of the race.

Lap 48: Alonso pits and gets back out in the lead. It seems only mechanical failure can prevent him from winning now.

Lap 47: If the positions stay as there are, there will be just two points covering the first three in the championship at the end of the race.

Lap 46: Ralf Schumacher has taken Webber for fourth position and is pulling away from the Jaguar driver.

Lap 45: Alonso continues on his merry way at the head of the field. Raikkonen is now 14 seconds clear of Montoya.

Lap 44: Coulthard returns to the track ahead of Michael Schumacher, but behind Trulli.

Lap 43: Justin Wilson is out with a blown engine while Coulthard pits.

Lap 42: Alonso leads by 25 seconds from Raikkonen who is 12 seconds clear of third-placed Coulthard.

Lap 41: Michael Schumacher is down in eighth and will only score one point if he finishes there. He is a second a lap off the pace of his championship rivals.

Lap 40: Alonso is past half distance and looks as though he could secure his first ever grand prix victory.

Lap 39: Michael Schumacher pits from third place and has a long stop which drops him down the order behind Trulli.

Lap 38: Ralf Schumacher is having a thrilling duel with Webber for sixth.

Lap 37: Montoya is back out and has jumped ahead of Trulli. He is also the fastest man on the track at the moment.

Lap 36: Alonso continues to hold a healthy lead of 25 seconds from Raikkonen.

Lap 35: Montoya sets a fastest lap of 1:22.640 and immediately pits. Baumgartner retires the second Jordan with a blown engine.

Lap 34: Ralf Schumacher pits and returns ahead of Trulli.

Lap 33: Raikkonen pits and returns to the track behind the two Williams in fourth.

Lap 32: Trulli pits from third, promoting the Williams duo and Michael Schumacher.

Lap 31: Webber pits from third and drops down to ninth.

Lap 30: Alonso pits and gets back out in front of Raikkonen to retain the lead. Raikkonen sets the fastest lap.

Lap 29: Fisichella retires while Ralf Schumacher passes brother Michael to take sixth.

Lap 28: The best battle at the moment is the one for fourth, where Trulli has Montoya right behind him with the Schumacher brothers closing.

Lap 27: Webber is running over six seconds clear of third-placed Trulli.

Lap 26: Race leader Alonso is starting to lap the back markers.

Lap 25: Raikkonen trims the gap on Alonso to 27 seconds.

Lap 24: The order has settled down again with Alonso a strong leader, while his team-mate Trulli is coming under strong pressure from Michael Schumacher.

Lap 23: Alonso leads by 25 seconds from Raikkonen, who is 10 seconds clear of Webber.

Lap 22: Alonso is lapping around the same time as second-placed Raikkonen but the Spaniard leads by 24 seconds.

Lap 21: With everyone having pitted Alonso is the clear leader.

Lap 20: Barrichello is out of the race after his high speed crash but the safety car has not come out, which means Alonso continues to lead by 24 seconds.

Lap 19: Barrichello goes straight on at the first corner and hits the tyre barrier. He is out of the race. It appears that his rear left wheel sheared off at 170mph.

Lap 18: Coulthard is the last driver to pit and takes on a lot of fuel. Alonso continues to lead from Raikkonen.

Lap 17: Alonso continues to lead. Villeneuve retires with a lack of hydraulic pressure while Michael Schumacher comes into the pits.

Lap 16: Raikkonen pits and Alonso moves back into the lead, Barrichello is the first Ferrari to pit and Montoya also pits.

Lap 15: Jacques Villeneuve retires from the race.

Lap 14: Raikkonen leads by over a second from Alonso after producing his fastest lap so far.

Lap 13: The leader, Alonso, is the third car to pit, taking just under seven seconds. Raikkonen takes over in the lead with Alonso back out in second. Webber also pits and drops down the field.

Lap 12: Alonso is 21 seconds clear of Webber as the Australian's team-mate Wilson pits in his Jaguar.

Lap 11: Alonso sets yet another fastest lap as he flies round in 1:23.043.

Lap 10: Alonso sets yet another fastest lap time and now leads by 18 seconds from Webber.

Lap nine: Webber is unable to do anything about the flying leader Alonso, who continues to stretch his lead.

Lap eight: Alonso now leads by 17 seconds.

Lap seven: Alonso sets another fastest lap while Ralf Schumacher climbs to 11th after his poor start.

Lap six: Alonso is putting in quick laps and leads by 15 seconds.

Lap five: Second-placed Webber has Raikkonen right behind him but the McLaren cannot yet pass the Jaguar.

Lap four: Ralf Schumacher is up to 12th after spinning off the start. Alonso continues to lead by 12 seconds.

Lap four: Alonso is streaking clear but the rest of the field is stacking up behind Webber in second.

Lap three: Raikkonen is tucked in in third behind Webber with Alonso pulling over seven seconds clear at the front of the field.

Lap two: Alonso is streaking away at the head of the field and he leads by over three seconds from Webber.

Lap one: Pole sitter Alonso gets a flying start in his Renault and leads from Mark Webber with Raikkonen in third round the first corner. Ralf Schumacher spins out on the second corner and ends up pointing the wrong way up the track, rejoining in 19th. Michael Schumacher makes up one place and is seventh.

1300 BST The cars head off on their parade lap.

1255 BST The drivers are in their cars on the grid and preparing to take part in the warm-up lap.

Renault's Fernando Alonso, 22, bids to become the youngest ever grand prix winner after qualifying in pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Ralf Schumacher of Williams starts in second, with Jaguar's Mark Webber equalling his best grid position by beginning in third.

Championship leader Michael Schumacher starts from the alien surroundings of the fourth row of the grid after qualifying eighth fastest.

Trackside temperatures of 47C at the Hungaroring are bound to influence team strategy.







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