Fernando Alonso

Hungarian GP – Alonso and Massa in the Points

Hungaroring, 28 July – Scuderia Ferrari has come away from the Hungarian Grand Prix with a fifth place finish for Fernando Alonso and an eighth for Felipe Massa. After the first ten races of the season, the Spaniard is on 133 points, third in the Drivers’ classification. Massa is seventh on 61.

Both men started on the Soft tyres and at the end of the opening lap, Fernando crossed the line fourth, one ahead of Felipe. The front wing on the Brazilian’s car was slightly damaged in a collision with Rosberg, but he was able to continue without any difficulty, making his first tyre change on lap 11. Alonso came in next time round, both men fitting Medium tyres.

The race continued with no great changes, although Alonso had to give best to Raikkonen and Webber, while managing to fend off Grosjean in the final stages after his third and final pit stop. Massa also had a tense end to his race, as he tried to attack Button, but the Englishman made no mistakes so the Brazilian had to settle for eighth. Lewis Hamilton won the race for Mercedes.

Race

Pos. Time Gap Laps FL L
ALONSO 5th 1:43.00.856 + 31.411 70 1.25.394 56
Pit-stop 1st stop Lap 12 New Medium
2nd stop Lap 34 New Medium
3rd stop Lap 48 New Medium
MASSA 8th 1:43.25.892 + 56.447 707..111 1.25.176 59
Pit-stop 1st stop Lap 11 New Medium
2nd stop Lap 31 New Medium
3rd stop Lap 48 New Medium

Weather: air 35 °C, track 53/54 °C. Sunny

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 10 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 70 1:42:29.445 1 25
2 7 Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 70 +10.9 secs 6 18
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Racing-Renault 70 +12.4 secs 2 15
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Racing-Renault 70 +18.0 secs 10 12
5 3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 70 +31.4 secs 5 10
6 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 70 +32.2 secs 3 8
7 5 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 70 +53.8 secs 13 6
8 4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 +56.4 secs 7 4
9 6 Sergio Perez McLaren-Mercedes 69 +1 Lap 9 2
10 16 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 69 +1 Lap 15 1
11 11 Nico Hulkenberg Sauber-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 12
12 18 Jean-Eric Vergne STR-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 14
13 19 Daniel Ricciardo STR-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 8
14 21 Giedo van der Garde Caterham-Renault 68 +2 Laps 20
15 20 Charles Pic Caterham-Renault 68 +2 Laps 19
16 22 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Cosworth 67 +3 Laps 21
17 23 Max Chilton Marussia-Cosworth 67 +3 Laps 22
18 14 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 66 Hydraulics 18
19 9 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 64 +6 Laps 4
Ret 17 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Renault 42 +28 Laps 16
Ret 12 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 28 +42 Laps 17
Ret 15 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 19 Hydraulics 11
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