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After China
Championship Standings:
1 Nico Rosberg 79
2 Lewis Hamilton 75
3 Fernando Alonso 41
4 Nico Hulkenberg 36
5 Sebastian Vettel 33
6 Daniel Ricciardo 24
7 Valtteri Bottas 24
8 Jenson Button 23
9 Kevin Magnussen 20
10 Sergio Perez 18
11 Felipe Massa 12
12 Kimi Raikkonen 11
13 Jean-Eric Vergne 4
14 Daniil Kyvat 4

1 Lewis Hamilton 3
2 Nico Rosberg 1

Pole Positions:
1 Lewis Hamilton 3
2 Nico Rosberg 1

Podium Finishes
1 Nico Rosberg 4
2 Lewis Hamilton 3
T3 Jenson Button 1
T3 Kevin Magnussen 1
T3 Sebastian Vettel 1
T3 Sergio Perez 1
T3 Fernando Alonso 1

Qualifying Average
1 Lewis Hamilton 1.25
2 Nico Rosberg 2.75
3 Daniel Ricciardo 3.00
4 Fernando Alonso 6.00
5 Sebastian Vettel 7.25
T6 Kimi Raikkonen 8.75
T6 Nico Hulkenberg 8.75
T8 Kevin Magnussen 9.00
T8 Felipe Massa 9.00
T8 Valterri Bottas 9.00
T11 Jenson Button 10.00
T11 Jean-Eric Vergne 10.00
13 Daniil Kyvat 11.75
14 Sergio Perez 12.75
T15 Esteban Gutierrez 15.75
T15 Romain Grosjean 15.75
17 Adrian Sutil 16.00
18 Kamui Kobayashi 18.00
19 Jules Bianchi 19.00
20 Pastor Maldonado 19.50
21 Max Chilton 20.25
22 Marcus Ericsson 20.75

Fastest Laps:
1 Nico Rosberg 3
2 Lewis Hamilton 1

Laps Led:
1 Lewis Hamilton 164
2 Nico Rosberg 60

1 Adrian Sutil 3
T2 Marcus Ericsson 2
T2 Pastor Maldonado 2
T2 Esteban Gutierrez 2
T2 Jean-Eric Vergne 2
T2 Romain Grosjean
T7 Jules Bianchi 1
T7 Kamui Kobayashi 1
T7 Felipe Massa 1
T7 Lewis Hamilton 1
T7 Sebastian Vettel 1
T7 Daniel Ricciardo 1

Times Advancing to Q3
T1 Nico Rosberg 4
T1 Lewis Hamilton 4
T1 Daniel Ricciardo 4
T1 Fernando Alonso 4
T5 Kevin Magnussen 3
T5 Valterri Bottas 3
T5 Nico Hulkenberg 3
T5 Felipe Massa 3
T5 Jean-Eric Vergne 2
T10 Jenson Button 2
T10 Kimi Raikkonen 2
T10 Sebastian Vettel 2
T13 Sergio Perez 1
T13 Daniil Kyvat 1
T13 Romain Grosjean 1

Manufacturer Statistics:
Constructors Championship:

1 Mercedes 154
2 Red Bull-Renault 57
3 Force India-Mercedes 54
4 Ferrari 52
5 McLaren-Mercedes 43
6 Williams-Mercedes 36
7 Toro-Rosso Renault 8
8 Lotus-Renault 0
9 Sauber-Ferrari 0
10 Marussia-Ferrari 0
11 Caterham-Renault 0

1 Mercedes 4

Pole Positions:
1 Mercedes 4

Podium Finishes
1 Mercedes 7
2 McLaren-Mercedes 2
T3 Red Bull-Renault 1
T3 Force-India Mercedes 1
T3 Ferrari 1

Fastest Laps:
1 Mercedes 4

Laps Led:
1 Mercedes 224

Qualifying Average by Team:
Rank Constructor Average

1 Mercedes 2.00
2 Red Bull 5.12
3 Ferrari 7.37
4 Williams-Mercedes 9.00
5 McLaren-Mercedes 9.50
6 Force-India Mercedes 10.75
7 Toro-Rosso Renault 10.87
8 Sauber-Ferrari 15.87
9 Lotus-Renault 17.62
10 Caterham-Renault 19.37
11 Marussia-Ferrari 19.62

Intra-Team Performance
Red Bull-Renault
Daniel Ricciardo 3
Sebastian Vettel 1

Lewis Hamilton 3
Nico Rosberg 1

Fernando Alonso 3
Kimi Raikkonen 1

Romain Grosjean 4
Pastor Maldonado 0

Jenson Button 2
Kevin Magnussen 2

Force India-Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg 3
Sergio Perez 1

Esteban Gutierrez 2
Adrian Sutil 2

Toro Rosso-Renault
Daniil Kyvat 1
Jean-Eric Vergne 3

Valtteri Bottas 1
Felipe Massa 3

Jules Bianchi 3
Max Chilton 1

Marcus Ericcson 0
Kamui Kobayashi 4

Race Performance
Red Bull-Renault
Daniel Ricciardo 2
Sebastian Vettel 2

Lewis Hamilton 3
Nico Rosberg 1

Fernando Alonso 4
Kimi Raikkonen 0

Romain Grosjean 3
Pastor Maldonado 1

Jenson Button 3
Kevin Magnussen 1

Force India-Mercedes
Nico Hulkenberg 3
Sergio Perez 1

Esteban Gutierrez 1
Adrian Sutil 1

Toro Rosso-Renault
Daniil Kyvat 3
Jean-Eric Vergne 1

Valtteri Bottas 2
Felipe Massa 2

Jules Bianchi 1
Max Chilton 3

Marcus Ericsson 0
Kamui Kobayashi 3
Hungary GP: All-McLaren front row

by Mark J. Cipolloni
Saturday, August 02, 2008


McLaren teammates Heikki Kovalainen and Lewis Hamilton celebrate their front row in Hungary
Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth pole position of the year after dominating the final phase of qualifying in Hungary Saturday.  Already quickest after the first runs had been completed, the McLaren driver improved his time on his final run by almost a tenth to guarantee pole.  With teammate Heikki Kovalainen qualifying second and the Hungaroring being hard to pass, Sunday looks to be a field day for McLaren.

Felipe Massa and Robert Kubica will fill row two and Timo Glock will share row three with Kimi Raikkonen after securing a career-best fifth.

Hamilton is now in position to win his third straight race on Sunday with his teammate right behind and protecting his flank.  Ferrari, who is struggling in recent weeks on the latest Bridgestone tires, is going to have to use pit stop strategy to have any chance of overcoming the faster McLarens.  Without Michael Schumacher testing for the team any longer, the Maranello squad has lost their way.

BMW has also seemed to fall off their pace earlier in the season where they were challenging for wins.  Robert Kubica did qualify ahead of Raikkonen on the second row, but his teammate Nick Heidfeld had another disastrous qualifying session by not making it out of Q1 after he hit traffic and was seen gesturing in frustration at an obviously slower Sebastien Bourdais who would not get out of his way.

Team-by-team summary

Smooth sailing for Lewis Hamilton on Saturday; fastest in the morning before securing his second consecutive pole position and setting up a possible hat-trick of race wins.  Heikki Kovalainen completes the front row.  "A qualifying one-two is a rare and pleasing achievement," said team boss Ron Dennis.


The Italian team's trough pushed into a third consecutive race weekend in Hungary, where Felipe Massa qualified behind the McLarens.  But the Brazilian is not ready to accept the F2008 is now clearly slower than the MP4-23.  "In the first two parts of qualifying the car felt good, as can be seen from my times," he said, referring to the fact that in Q2 he set the fastest time of the session overall.  Kimi Raikkonen is again not quite on the pace this weekend, but his P6 on the grid is also the result of a mistake in Q3.  "We are going through a bit of a difficult time but we mustn't give up," he said.


Robert Kubica is a solid P4, but his furious teammate Nick Heidfeld's recent recovery from a slump - including good pace in the morning - took a back seat as he dropped out in Q1.  The German said he was blocked at the end of his last lap by several cars, and Toro Rosso's Sebastien Bourdais was indeed penalized five grid positions in a subsequent decision by the stewards.  "Bourdais was right in my way," said Heidfeld, who had waved his arm at the Frenchman.


Whether in morning practice or any of the three qualifying segments, Timo Glock (P5) has been on the pace throughout Saturday at the Hungaroring.  "We are in a great situation for tomorrow," said the reigning GP2 champion, despite a slight hint of disappointment about not keeping the P3 he seemed to monopolize at other times this weekend.  Teammate Jarno Trulli is P9.  "I have struggled for grip and balance," he said.


Fernando Alonso led his teammate Nelson Piquet in all three qualifying segments, and will line up P7 on the grid.  Piquet, who was P5 in the final 60-minute morning practice session, also made the Q3 cut.


David Coulthard, who dropped out in Q2, was half a second slower than Mark Webber throughout qualifying.  "We have a chance to get something from here," said Webber, referring to his P8.


Sebastian Vettel, who missed out on joining the Q3 action by the barest of margins, is once again the point-man for Toro Rosso, always several tenths quicker than his struggling teammate Bourdais, who moves five places back for blocking Heidfeld and starts the race P19.


The RA108 is clearly not good enough to make Q3 on merit, but Jenson Button pulled out a strong performance to be P12 on the Hungary grid.  "It's been a while since we were only three tenths from the top ten," the Briton said.  Rubens Barrichello made a mistake in Q1 and is P18, ahead only of the slowest Force Indias.


Nico Rosberg at least broke out of the company of the Q1 stragglers, but it was Williams' only boast of the day, as he then had to sit out Q2 with a hydraulic problem.  "We had a good chance of making Q3," the German, whose teammate Kazuki Nakajima qualified P17 and received a 1400 euro fine for pitlane speeding on Friday, lamented.


With Giancarlo Fisichella leading the way, the Force Indias were clearly the slowest cars in Hungary on Saturday, especially in qualifying.  "We're not particularly quick round here," the Roman said.


1. Lewis Hamilton Britain McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.899
2. Heikki Kovalainen Finland McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.140
3. Felipe Massa Brazil Ferrari 1:21.191
4. Robert Kubica Poland BMW Sauber 1:21.281
5. Timo Glock Germany Toyota 1:21.326
6. Kimi Raikkonen Finland Ferrari 1:21.516
7. Fernando Alonso Spain Renault 1:21.698
8. Mark Webber Australia Red Bull-Renault 1:21.732
9. Jarno Trulli Italy Toyota 1:21.767
10. Nelson Piquet Brazil Renault 1:22.371
11. Sebastian Vettel Germany Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.144
12. Jenson Button Britain Honda 1:20.332
13. David Coulthard Britain Red Bull-Renault 1:20.502
14. Sebastien Bourdais France Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.963
15. Nico Rosberg Germany Williams-Toyota 1:20.748
16. Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 1:21.045
17. Kazuki Nakajima Japan Williams-Toyota 1:21.085
18. Rubens Barrichello Brazil Honda 1:21.332
19. Giancarlo Fisichella Italy Force India-Ferrari 1:21.670
20. Adrian Sutil Germany Force India-Ferrari 1:22.113

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