2012 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX: RACE
|Nico Rosberg finished the Hungarian Grand Prix in 10th place today, with Michael Schumacher retiring after 58 laps. • Nico made up three places on his grid position of 13th with an option/prime/prime strategy • Michael started from the pit lane, picked up a drive-through penalty and was forced to stop again with a puncture • He followed an option/prime/prime strategy before the team retired his car after 58 laps Nico Rosberg We've had a difficult weekend here in Budapest, and just haven't been quick enough. In the race today, I had a good start and was able to gain three positions by the end, so I got the most out of it. Being happy with one point is not an ideal situation though. We need to find out why we are off the pace at the moment. I hope that we can do better in Spa after the break and we will push hard to make the improvements necessary. Michael Schumacher Today was obviously one of those races that you will not look back at for very long. Our engine temperatures were very high before the start, and when the yellow lights came on, I switched the engine off. After I had started from the pit lane, I picked up a penalty and then a puncture. So all in all, the beginning of the race was not very pleasant for us. Everything you do not need came together. We did not have full telemetry before the start and during the period of overheating, and this is why we finally decided to retire so as not risk any damage which might make us suffer in the next race. Now we can now check the car properly before the break and prior to Spa. This weekend is not one to remember, but then there are weekends like this which you can only accept. I am sure we will be looking much better in the next races to come. Ross Brawn Nico did a good job today, and 10th place is about where the car was, if not a little better. He drove very well to make the tyres last which is a positive sign, and a good strategy saw him pick up places. Michael had a much more eventful race. He started from the pit lane, incurred a penalty and then had a puncture so it wasn't exactly an ideal start to the afternoon. During that period, we lost all telemetry on his car, and subsequently had various problems during the race which we weren't entirely sure what they were, therefore we decided to retire the car. We are clearly not as competitive as we want to be and, whilst we got everything out of the car today, we need to find more performance and lap time. Norbert Haug After a problematic qualifying where we did not make it into Q3 for the first time this season, we could not expect a good race result today. After his first stop on lap 15, Nico was already 26 seconds down to the leader, and he lost another 25 seconds during the following 52 laps. About half a second a lap - a gap that we experienced already at the previous races in Silverstone and Hockenheim. So it is very clear that we have a lot of work ahead of us, and I am convinced that we will improve our performance during the remaining nine races. After his start from the pit lane and his drive-through penalty, the team brought Michael in as a precaution with 11 laps to go. Congratulations to Lewis Hamilton and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes on their 75th win with a Mercedes engine in the last 15 years.|
| Farewell Cabezon!Maranello, 15 June – A great friend of Ferrari passed away today, José Froilan Gonzalez died at the age of ninety in his native Buenos Aires. His name will forever be linked to that of the Scuderia; indeed he was the one, who on 14 July at Silverstone, sixty two years ago, took the Prancing Horse's first victory in a Grand Prix counting towards the Formula 1 World Championship.|
'The news of the death of Gonzalez saddened me greatly,' President Luca di Montezemolo told ferrari.com from ....
| CANADIAN GP – THE STATISTICS3 podium finishes for Fernando Alonso from 11 Canadian Grand Prix starts. Today's second place comes after a win with Renault in 2006 and a third in 2010, his first year with Ferrari.|
5 points finishes for Felipe Massa in the seven races run so far this year. The Brazilian has scored 49 points to date, whereas last year he only had 11, from three top ten finishes.
7 top ten finishes for Felipe Massa in ten Canadian Grand Prix starts. The Brazilian's best result here was a fourth in 2005 ....
|CANADIAN GP - ALONSO AND MASSA'S OVERTAKING FESTIVALMontreal, 9 June – Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa both produced very strong drives at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit to keep very much in the hunt for both championship titles. The Spaniard went from sixth on the grid to second on the podium, while the Brazilian battled all the way from sixteenth at the start to eighth, with both men pulling off an endless series of overtaking moves. The 22 points they brought back home today sees the Scuderia maintain second place in the Constructors' c....|
| Vettel Masters MontrealMONTREAL – Sebastian Vettel drove a superbly controlled race in Montreal to claim his first Canadian Grand Prix victory, finishing over 14 seconds clear of nearest challenger Fernando Alonso of Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton finished in third place for Mercedes, followed by Mark Webber.|
The top step at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve has always eluded Sebastian and prior to this afternoon the closest he had come in four attempts was second place in 2011. That race was tinged with disappointment....
| 2013 Canadian Grand Prix - RaceLewis Hamilton finished on the podium today at the Canadian Grand Prix with team-mate Nico Rosberg taking fifth place.|
• Lewis scored his third podium finish in seven races with the team, finishing in third position
• He completed a two-stop strategy with stops on laps 19 and 48, running option/prime/prime
• Nico completed three pit-stops on laps 14, 31 and 57, running option/option/prime/prime
• His third stop was precautionary after flat-spotting the right front and did not cost him track ....