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- Lewis Hamilton
- Kimi Raikkonen
- Romain Grosjean
- Sebastien Vettel
- Fernando Alonso
- Jenson Button
- Bruno Senna
- Mark Webber
- Felipe Massa
- Nico Rosberg
- Nico Hulkenberg
- Paul Di Resta
- Pastor Maldonado
- Sergio Perez
- Daniel Ricciardo
- Jean Eric-Vergne
- Heikki Kovalainen
- Kamui Kobayashi
- Vitaly Petrov
- Charles Pic
- Timo Glock
- Pedro de la Rosa
- Narain Karthikeyan
- Michael Schumacher
LEWIS HAMILTON WINS THE 2012 HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
FINAL LAP – Hamilton leads Raikkonen and Grosjean
It looks like Grosjean has done enough to secure his podium position despite the pressure from Vettel.
It’ll be important for Lewis Hamilton to win this race as the teams head in to the summer break, it will get him in a positive mood for the second half of the season.
Lewis Hamilton is pushing hard as he extends his lead back to 1.2 seconds.
It looks like Sebastien Vettel will catch Romain Grosjean by the end of the race but will he be able to pass him?
Karthikeyan ends the race in the barriers
5 laps remaining and Lewis Hamilton leads Kimi Raikkonen and Romain Grosjean while Sebastien Vettel is a further 10.6 seconds back
Sebastien Vettel continues to set fast times as he brings the gap down to 13.4 between himself and Romain Grosjean
Kimi Raikkonen is now pushing Lewis Hamilton hard for the win on lap 63 of 69
Sebastien Vettel is upping the ante with the fastest lap, he’s 17 seconds off the back of Romain Grosjean
Michael Schumacher calls it a day in the garage with a planned retirement for a new gearbox at the next race.
Lewis Hamilton has stepped up the pace and sets the fastest final sector of the race
10 laps remaining as Sebastien Vettel rejoins in front of Fernando Alonso.
Sebastien Vettel pits for a fresh set of tyres
Kimi Raikkonen is still in the DRS zone behind Lewis Hamilton, Romain Grosjean is holding off the pressure from Sebastien Vettel
15 laps remaining and Lewis Hamilton continues to lead the race, Jenson Button is in sixth place following Mark Webber’s pitstop
Mark Webber heads in to the pits…
Kimi Raikkonen is now in DRS activation territory and is already using it to move in on Lewis Hamilton
The top four positions are covered by 5.9 seconds as the drivers head in to lap 55 of 69
Romain Grosjean straightlines the chicane
Kimi Raikkonen is closing in on Hamilton
Positions after 51 laps: HAM, RAI, GRO, VET, WEB, ALO ,BUT, SEN, MAS, ROS, HUL, MAL, DIR, PER, KOB, RIC, VER, MSC, KOV, PET, PIC, GLO, DLR, KAR
Pastor Maldonado will have to serve a penalty for his coming together with Paul Di Resta
Pastor Maldonado and Paul Di Resta have a small coming together
Lewis Hamilton leads the race by 3 seconds over Kimi Raikkonen as the Finn closes in on the lead. 7 seconds are covering the top four positions… it’s still an open race.
The two Lotus drivers almost collide as Raikkonen comes out of the pitlane and forces his younger team-mate out wide
Michael Schumacher is in 18th place and behind the Sauber of Kamui Kobayashi, looks like it’ll be as far as the German gets this afternoon
Kimi Raikkonen has a lead of 13.9 seconds and is pushing hard, it’ll be interesting to see where he comes out after the pit stop at the end of this lap
Bruno Senna pits, hopefully for Jenson Button he will be able to push on now and chase down Sebastien Vettel
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Fastest lap for Mark Webber on fresh tyres
Kimi Raikkonen sets the fastest lap… he will be pushing as hard as he can before he has to pit
Lewis Hamilton pits and manages to resume in front of Alonso and Grosjean
Paul Di Resta lights up the time sheets as he sets the fastest two sectors of the race in S2 and S3 on his out lap from the pits
Romain Grosjean heads in to the pits from second place for medium tyres
Vettel comes out in front of Bruno Senna and Jenson Button
Sebastien Vettel pits
Sebastien Vettel could be hampered on his forge forward as Kimi Raikkonen closing in on the back of the Red Bull
Jenson Button is trying his hardest to get around the Williams of Bruno Senna
Kimi Raikkonen is also piling on the pressure as he sets the fastest lap.
Sebastien Vettel is lapping 1 second faster than leader Hamilton
Sebastien Vettel sets the fastest lap as his team-mate Mark Webber also steps up the pace from sixth place
Jenson Button pits from third place…. a good stop from the team, 19 seconds in the pitlane in total
Lap 33: Hamilton <- 1.1 – > Grosjean <- 5.6 -> Button <- 6.7 ->Vettel
Michael Schumacher pits again from 18th position
Sebastien Vettel is getting frustrated as he tells the team to “Try Something” to get him around Jenson Button
Sebastien Vettel seems to have more pace that Jenson Button but just can’t find the extra pace to make a move.
Positions with 29 laps complete: HAM, GRO, BUT, VET, RAI,ALO, WEB, SEN, MAS, ROS, HUL, MAL, DIR, RIC, PER, KOB, VER, KOV, MSC, PET, PIC, DLR, KAR, GLO
Romain Grosjean has settled back in to his pace and is closing in on the leader Lewis Hamilton
Kimi Raikkonen is told to save his tyres and make this stint last as long as possible.
Michael Schumacher has made it up to 19th place as he looks to recover from his early bad luck
Lewis Hamilton reacts to the pressure from Romain Grosjean and brings the gap back to 1.7 seconds. Sebastien Vettel continues to pressure Jenson Button
Romain Grosjean is now in the DRS activation zone as he brings the gap down to 0.9s, looks like both McLarens are under pressure as Vettel closes in on Button
Romain Grosjean is on a charge as he sets the fastest lap, he brings the gap down to 1.3 seconds
All drivers with the exception of Pedro De La Rosa have now pitted, Lewis Hamilton continues to leads the race with a 2.2 second gap over Romain Grosjean
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Lewis Hamilton sets the fastest lap briefly before Romain Grosjean brings the gap back down to 2.4 with the fastest lap.
Lewis Hamilton pulls out a gap of 2.7 as Romain Grosjean looks to respond with the fastest first sector.
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Michael Schumacher is currently in last position but catching fellow countryman Glock by 2.5 seconds per lap.
Lewis Hamilton sets the fastest lap.
The top 10 on lap 10 are: HAM, GRO, BUT, VET, ALO, RAI, WEB, SEN, MAS, HUL
According to rumors in the paddock this weekend Kimi Raikkonen could be on his way back to Ferrari next year, he will be charging hard in this race to cement his chances
The top three drivers are easing away from Sebastian Vettel, Grosjean is 2.2 seconds behind leader Hamilton
After opening day disappointment for TeamGB in the Olympics Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button will be looking to inspire the nation with a great result today.
Michael Schumacher gets a drive through penalty for speeding in the pitlane
On lap 4 Lewis Hamilton leads Romain Grosjean and team-mate Jenson Button.
Michael Schumacher may face a penalty for speeding in the pitlane… not a great day for the German!
Michael Schumacher switches to medium compound tyres as Raikkonen tells the pits that his KERS isn’t working
Sebastian Vettel‘s early charge has actually seen him drop back to fourth place as Lewis Hamilton pulls out a 1.4 second gap on the first lap.
Hamilton heads in to the lead with Grosjean defends hard against Vettel, Button is now pushing Vettel hard… and passes him
The grid is forming up again… let’s go racing!
Michael Schumacher will start from the pitlane after the team fire up the Mercedes.
The cars head around for another formation after Michael Schumacher‘s Mercedes expires on the grid
Lewis Hamilton brings the field around to form up on the grid
This is how the drivers qualified yesterday..
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1m20.953s 2. Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1m21.366s + 0.413 3. Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1m21.416s + 0.463 4. Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1m21.583s + 0.630 5. Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 1m21.730s + 0.777 6. Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1m21.844s + 0.891 7. Felipe Massa Ferrari 1m21.900s + 0.947 8. Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1m21.939s + 0.986 9. Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1m22.343s + 1.390 10. Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1m22.847s + 1.894 11. Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1m21.715s + 0.655 12. Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1m21.813s + 0.753 13. Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m21.895s + 0.835 14. Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1m21.895s + 0.835 15. Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1m22.300s + 1.240 16. Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m22.380s + 1.320 17. Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1m22.723s + 1.663 18. Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1m23.250s + 1.456 19. Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1m23.576s + 1.782 20. Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1m24.167s + 2.373 21. Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1m25.244s + 3.450 22. Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1m25.476s + 3.682 23. Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1m25.916s + 4.122 24. Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1m26.178s + 4.384
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