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.|
| ECURIE ECOSSE GLORIES AGAIN AS BONHAMS SELLS SCOTTISH TEAM COLLECTION FOR £8.8MAll eight cars in British connoisseur Dick Skipworth's collection from the legendary Scottish team that won two consecutive Le Mans 24-Hour races in 1956 and 1957, sold at Bonhams today (1 December) for record prices.|
Just as they did in the 1950s, four of the Ecurie Ecosse Jaguars raced ahead of their rivals.
The team's 1952 Jaguar C-Type sold for no less than £2,900,000, amid auction-room applause, while their 1956 Jaguar 'Shortnose' D-Type sold for £2,600,000. Both went to a buyer in th....
| Emotional One - Two for Red Bulls in BrazilSAO PAULO, Brazil – It was a day of high emotion for Infiniti Red Bull Racing in Brazil as Sebastian Vettel signed off the 2013 season with another historic win and Mark Webber brought the curtain down on his illustrious F1 career with second place to seal the team's fifth one-two finish of the season.|
Seb began the race from his 45th pole position but a poor start allowed Nico Rosberg to steal the lead in Turn One. The Mercedes man wasn't there for long, however. Seb powered past his ....
|Brazilian GP - The year ends on the podiumInterlagos, 24 November – Fernando Alonso and Ferrari finished the 2013 season on the podium, as the Spaniard came third at the Carlos Pace circuit, behind the all-conquering Red Bull duo of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. In the early stages, it looked as though Felipe Mass would finish right behind his team-mate, but a drive-through penalty cost him dear and the Brazilian ended his final race in a Prancing Horse car in seventh position. The goal of finishing second in the Constructors....|
| 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix - RaceMERCEDES AMG PETRONAS secured second place in the Constructors' Championship today after a thrilling final race of the season.|
• The team finished the 2013 season with a total of 360 points - 218 more than in 2012
• The season saw a total of three wins, six further podiums and eight pole positions
• Nico finished P5 this afternoon on a two-stop strategy, running option/prime/prime with stops on laps 22 and 44
• Lewis finished P9 after making two pit stops (laps 21, 47) and serving a d....
|Brazilian GP - Wet PracticeInterlagos, 22 November – The Brazilian Grand Prix weekend got underway this morning with the first free practice session at the Carlos Pace circuit. As the cars took to the track for the nineteenth and final round of the season, the expected rain had indeed arrived. Quickest was Nico Rosberg who did a 1.24.781, ahead of his Mercedes team-mate, Lewis Hamilton (1.25.230.) Third was Sebastian Vettel (1.25.387) in the Red Bull. The two Ferraris were fifth and eleventh courtesy of Fernando Al....|