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GP Week : Issue 22
Team-By-Team:Hungarian Gr Ferrari arrived in Hungary and immediately set the pace in the opening practice session with the top two times. While the drivers slipped to fifth and sixth in the afternoon, the signs were looking good for a competitive weekend. Massa just seemed to be more on it than Raikkonen, and this feeling was translated into qualifying as the Brazilian took third spot with Raikkonen sixth. Practice went fairly well, with both drivers positioning themselves firmly within the top 10 on the first day. Come qualifying it was a tale of two drivers, as Heidfeld was baulked by Bourdais and failed to make it out of Q1. Kubica was in sparkling form to take fourth on the grid. The race came as a big disappointment. Kubica had no grip and suffered a After Nelson Piquet’s podium in Germany, Renault started off in Hungary looking rather impressive. Easily in the top 10 in the morning, both drivers improved in the afternoon, with Piquet sticking his car second behind Hamilton. After recent qualifying woes, the Brazilian put in a good afternoon’s work on Saturday to get into Q3 with Alonso, with the Spaniard taking seventh and A disappointing first morning at the office saw the Williams duo tugging around at the back on Friday morning, before a burst of pace at least took them into the top half of the rear end of the field in the afternoon. Saturday was to be another let down. Nakajima didn’t make it out of Q1 and qualified 17th, while Rosberg made it to Q2 but never got a run as a hydraulic Consistent and solid were words bandied around after Red Bull’s practice sessions. Webber and Coulthard both failed to make an impact on the top 10, but their similar times and positions on the outskirts of the 10 was impressive. In qualifying, Coulthard failed to make the most of his Q2 run and was left in 13th, but Webber made it through to Q3. Although complaining of a lack of pace, 30 Come the race, Massa was imperious. His move on Hamilton at the start was bold and given the supposed superiority of the McLaren car Massa was outstanding. His engine failure was a cruel blow to him and the team. Raikkonen ended up setting the fastest lap of the race once his strategy had put him ahead of Alonso, and third position was a good result from what appeared to be a difficult weekend. wretched afternoon fighting to keep his car on the track. Still, eighth place and a point was not bad considering what a handful the car had been. Heidfled was never in with a shout, and had to settle for 10th. On a day when McLaren took a win and a lucky fifth, results conspired against BMW and despite a run of good form was enough to see the team slip from second in the constructors’championship. Piquet propping up the group in 10th. Alonso’s afternoon went well, leading Raikkonen for much of the proceedings before keeping Hamilton’s McLaren at bay. Piquet had a quieter time but raced hard with Trulli and was unlucky that a small error cost him the two places he had made up on the opening lap. A double points finish for Renault gave the team much to smile about. problem kept him garage-bound for the whole of that second session. Both drivers made poor starts in the race and the decision was taken to put Nakajima onto a one stop strategy. The choice worked out well for the Japanese driver and he finished in 13th. Rosberg had a pretty bad afternoon, and finished where he started in 14th. Not their worst weekend of the year, but pretty close ... eighth position was a good result. The lack of pace of which Webber had complained all weekend ultimately did for him in the race. He did all he could, but struggled home in ninth. Coulthard was annoyed to see Heidfeld get by him, but raced hard and gained two positions to finish 11th. Not the best weekend for the team at a race where rivals Toyota and Renault both took big points hauls.