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2012 Hungary Thoughts

THE BIG PICTURE: Is McLaren really poised to make a run? Is Ferrari prepared to continue to work their butts off to improve the car? Is Red Bull going to continue to be at odds with the FIA? Lots of key questions to mull over during the summer break.

EVENT: This former Iron Curtain country latched onto F1. Now, there are empty seats.

QUALIFYING: Webber last one out in Q2, Mercedes done in Q2, and Grosjean winds up second. Yeah, this crazy season continues.

RACE: A bit more settled, relative for 2012.

TRACK: Well, it was the Hungaroring...

START: Perfect for Hamilton, Vettel's attempt fails, Button's succeeds, Webber makes a leap forward, and Schumacher throws his arms in the air.

HAMILTON: The dominant force of the weekend.

BUTTON: The dominated force of the weekend.

MCLAREN: Finally, put it all together.

RAIKKONEN: Once again, so close, yet so far.

GROSJEAN: Excellent weekend, but probably not to Romain's expectations.

LOTUS: Leaped ahead of Ferrari after a remarkable weekend.

VETTEL: No elaborate engine mapping, no simple podium.

WEBBER: Still more points than his teammate.

ALONSO: Grabbed the points he could. Lewis, do you understand that concept?

MASSA: Felipe won't be wearing red overalls much longer.

FERRARI: Plummeted from second to fourth in the constructors' standings. That's what happens when you essentially only have one driver scoring points, and everyone else has two.

SENNA: Not a bad weekend for Bruno.

MALDONADO: Gee, what a surprise. Pastor got in trouble. Again.

ROSBERG: Salvaged a point.

SCHUMACHER: Sometimes, there are days where you are better off just staying in bed...

MERCEDES: Losing ground ... rapidly.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Pending.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: A whole bunch of technical numbers and calculations -- The engine mapping system of Red Bull, even after they went back to a "simplistic" configuration.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Brits have now won eight Hungary Grands Prix, more than any other nationality. Lewis Hamilton with three, Jenson Button and Nigel Mansell has two each, and Damon Hill won once. Brazilian drivers have won six times.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Michael Schumacher stating the obvious, "Today was obviously one of those races that you will not look back at for very long."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: McLaren's Martin Whitmarsh with tongue firmly planted in cheek about Red Bull's engine mapping controversy, "They themselves have said it's not a big issue, so I'm sure they're accurate - they don't ever give us inaccurate information."

SCHEDULE: [Editor's Note -- Here we go again. Deep Throttle is threatening to take time off again. Apparently, a five week break for F1 is not enough for Deep Throttle. Dealing with harebrains is tough around here, but we have no choice. When we'll see Deep Throttle again is anyone's guess.]

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Hamilton 69
2. Raikkonen 69
3. Grosjean 69
4. Vettel 69
5. Alonso 69
6. Button 69
7. Senna 69
8. Webber 69
9. Massa 69
10. Rosberg 69
11. Hulkenberg 69
12. di Resta 69
13. Maldonado 69
14. Perez 69
15. Ricciardo 68
16. Vergne(R) 68
17. Kovalainen 68
18. Kobayashi 67
19. Petrov 67
20. Pic(R) 67
21. Glock 66
22. de la Rosa 66
R Karthikeyan 60
R Schumacher 58

Time of Race
1:41:05.503

Margin of Victory
1.032 sec.

Safety Car
None

Lead Changes
5 among 3 drivers

Lap Leaders
Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Romain Grosjean

Fastest Race Lap
Sebastian Vettel

Pole Position
Lewis Hamilton

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Alonso 164
2. Webber 124
3. Vettel 122
4. Hamilton 117
5. Raikkonen 116
6. Rosberg 77
7. Button 76
  Grosjean 76
9. Perez 47
10. Kobayashi 33
11. Maldonado 29
  Schumacher 29
13. di Resta 27
14. Massa 25
15. Senna 24
16. Hulkenberg 19
17. Vergne(R) 4
18. Ricciardo 2

  Team Pts.
1. Red Bull 246
2. McLaren 193
3. Lotus 192
4. Ferrari 189
5. Mercedes 106
6. Sauber 80
7. Williams 53
8. Force India 46
9. Toro Rosso 6
 
 

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