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HindustanTimes Fri,11 Jul 2014

circuit facts


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First played host to the capitalist sport of F1 while Hungary was ruled by a Communist regime in 1986. The twisty circuit is normally difficult to overtake on but that didn't stop Nigel Mansell from winning from 12th on the grid in 1989.

circuit news

Sebastian Vettel storms to Hungary pole

Felipe Massa and Sebastian Vettel
Sebastian Vettel reminded his Formula One rivals that Red Bull remains the team to beat in the championship after taking pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Button triumphs in Hungarian GP

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circuit race records

Year Winner Team Time
2012 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 1:41:05.503
2011 Jenson Button McLaren 106:42.337
2010 Mark Webber Red Bull 101:05.571
2010 Fernando Alonso Renault 99:1.46
2009 Rubens Barrichello Ferrari 101:49.001
2009 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 98:23.876
2008 Heikki Kovalainen McLaren 97:27.067
2008 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 101:49.675
2007 Lewis Hamilton McLaren 95:52.991
2006 Jenson Button Honda 112:20.941
2005 Kimi Raikkonen McLaren 97:25.552
2004 Michael Schumacher Ferrari 95:26.131

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F1 car vrooms on Rajpath
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In the know
Every racer's first step

In this week's column, I thought I would look at the most basic form of motorsport  - Go-Karting. When I was 6 year's old, my parents gave me a small cadet kart as a birthday present. Karun Chandhok writes.

In The Know
One for the road...

As I write on board the flight to Singapore for the Grand Prix, I thought it's a good time to go slightly off track with this week's column and talk about the travel in F1! Karun Chandhok writes. Going the distance
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Never thought I'd race in an Indian GP, says Narain

Narain Karthikeyan
"Since the day I started racing, I dreamt of being in the Formula One," said Narain Karthikeyan. "But never in my wildest dream did I think of racing in an Indian GP." That's how the country's first F1 racer wants to sum up his excitement about the upcoming event next month. "It's going to be the most special thing in my life," he added.

Formula One driver regimen

It’s not all glamour for the Formula One drivers who endure demanding conditions while in the cockpit. They’re subjected to incredible wear-and-tear. HT reveals their fitness regimens.

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