2012 Hungarian Grand Prix

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Rosberg Finishes 10th in Hungarian GP

Mercedes AMG Petronas had a very disappointing qualifying session, but Nico Rosberg managed to move up a few places on the grid to at least finish with a championship point. Unfortunately, teammate Michael Schumacher was unable to do the same and had to retire after 58 laps. All this happened as McLaren Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the race from pole position despite some good challenge from the Lotus drivers. “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,” said Rosberg. “Being happy with one point is not an ideal situation though… I… Continue Reading »


2012 Hungarian Grand Prix: Hamilton Gets Pole as Mercedes Sputters in Qualifying

McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole position in the qualifying at the 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix, while the Mercedes AMG Petronas drivers both struggled to get good runs. Nico Rosberg barely missed getting into Q3 and ended up finishing 13th, while teammate Michael Schumacher managed just 17th. Following Hamilton in the grid order are Romain Grosjean (Lotus), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), Jenson Button (McLaren Mercedes), and Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus). “That was a difficult qualifying for us today, and we need to analyse why it turned out like that,” Rosberg said. “Qualifying is always a compromise and I was focused on finding a good race set-up for tomorrow as we… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Gearing Up for 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix

After a decent but ultimately lacklustre showing in its home race at Hockenheim, the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team is now ready to move on and is preparing for the 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend. Hungary marks the start of the second half of the 2012 F1 season, and it is also the last race before a month-long hiatus (the Belgian Grand Prix isn’t until September 2). Hungary is a “challenging track,” as described by Nico Rosberg, featuring 10 of the 14 total corners that have to be taken at 155 kph or less. In addition, 13 percent of each lap is spent just for braking. There are 11… Continue Reading »


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