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Hungarian Grand Prix
Hungaroring, 1-3 August, 2008



Kimi Raikkonen

Despite starting in sixth on the grid, Kimi Raikkonen is relaxed before the Hungarian Grand Prix at Hungaroring

Ferrari fans

Although Lewis Hamilton of McLaren has pole position, Ferrari fans are confident of staying top of the Constructors' world championship

Start of the Hungary Grand Prix

And Brazil's Felipe Massa is quickest at the green light for the Scuderia, overtaking Hamilton, with Heikki Kovalainen third

Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa

Hamilton stays tightly beside Massa to the second corner, but the Ferrari driver holds both his nerve and first place

Felipe Massa, Lewis Hamilton, Heikki Kovalainen

Massa extends his lead to 1.1 seconds by lap three, with McLaren-Mercedes holding second and third places

Robert Kubica, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen

Meanwhile Robert Kubica, of BMW Sauber, Fernando Alonso, Renault, and Raikkonen, Ferrari, battle for the points if not a podium position

Felipe Massa, Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton, four points ahead of Massa in the Drivers' championship, finds himself four seconds behind the Ferrari by Lap 34

Fernando Alonso

Varying pit tactics in response to the warm weather and two fuel fires sort the field behind Massa, with Alonso climbing to fourth

Felipe Massa

Massa, leading from Kovalainen by 7.2 seconds, is forced to retire after his engine blows out with only three laps left

Heikki Kovalainen

With Massa gone, Kovalainen glides home to win, earning valuable points for McLaren-Mercedes in their pursuit of Ferrari

Timo Glock

Toyota's Timo Glock earns his first ever podium finish, fighting off Raikkonen for third, and then second place, before cruising home

Kimi Raikkonen

Raikkonen brings some cheer to Ferrari fans and racing stable, taking third place and keeping Ferrari top of the Constructors' table

Heikki Kovalainen

Although 16.3 seconds behind second place early on, pit tactics and Massa's bad luck bring Kovalainen his first ever GP win in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton is unable to take advantage of Massa's misfortune, having suffered a puncture on Lap 41, and finsihes sixth




see also
Massa expects Ferrari improvement
31 Jul 08 |  Formula One
Hamilton to keep attacking style
30 Jul 08 |  Formula One


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