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2008 Hungarian Grand Prix

The 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 ING Magyar Nagydij 2008) was a Formula One motor race held on 3 August 2008, at the Hungaroring in Mogyorod, near Budapest. It was the 11th race of the 2008 Formula One season. Contested over 70 laps, the race was won by Heikki Kovalainen for the McLaren team, from a second position start. Timo Glock finished second in a Toyota car, with Kimi Raikkonen third in a Ferrari. It was Kovalainen’s first Formula One victory, which made him the sport’s 100th driver to win a World Championship race, and it was Glock’s first podium finish. It also turned out to be the only F1 race Kovalainen ever won.

The majority of the race consisted of a duel between Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa, who drove for McLaren and Ferrari, respectively. Hamilton started from pole position but was beaten at the first corner by Massa, who passed him around the outside. The two championship rivals began a battle for the lead that was resolved when Hamilton sustained a punctured tyre just over halfway through the race, giving Massa a lead of more than 20 seconds over Kovalainen. The Ferrari’s engine, however, failed with three laps remaining, allowing the McLaren driver to win. Raikkonen set the race’s fastest lap in the other Ferrari, but was hampered by a poor qualifying performance and was stuck behind Fernando Alonso (Renault) and Glock in turn for almost all of the race.

As a consequence of the race, Hamilton extended his lead in the World Drivers’ Championship to fiveВ points over Raikkonen, with Massa a further three behind. Robert Kubica, who finished eighth after finding his BMW Sauber car uncompetitive at the Hungaroring, slipped to 13 points behind Hamilton, ahead of teammate Nick Heidfeld and Kovalainen. In the World Constructors’ Championship, McLaren passed BMW Sauber for secondВ position, 11 points behind Ferrari.

2008 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 18 in the 2008 Formula One World Championship
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A track map of the Hungaroring circuit. The track has 16 corners, which range in sharpness from hairpins to gentle, sweeping turns. There are three long straights that link the corners together. The pit lane splits off from the track on the inside of Turn 16, and rejoins the track after the start-finish straight.
Hungaroring (GP track)
Race details
Date 3 August 2008
Official name Formula 1 ING Magyar Nagydíj 2008
Location Hungaroring, Mogyoród, near Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 306.630 km (190.531 mi)
Weather Sunny; Air 30–31 °C (86–88 °F), Track 40–43 °C (104–109 °F)
Attendance 84,000
Pole position
Driver
  • United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:20.899
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
Time 1:21.195 on lap 61
Podium
First
  • Finland Heikki Kovalainen
McLaren-Mercedes
Second
  • Germany Timo Glock
Toyota
Third
  • Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
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Lap leaders

Qualifying

Qualifying classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 22 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.376 1:19.473 1:20.899 1
2 23 Finland Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.945 1:19.480 1:21.140 2
3 2 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:19.578 1:19.068 1:21.191 3
4 4 Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:20.053 1:19.776 1:21.281 4
5 12 Germany Timo Glock Toyota 1:19.980 1:19.246 1:21.326 5
6 1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:20.006 1:19.546 1:21.516 6
7 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 1:20.229 1:19.816 1:21.698 7
8 10 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:20.073 1:20.046 1:21.732 8
9 11 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:19.942 1:19.486 1:21.767 9
10 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault 1:20.583 1:20.131 1:22.371 10
11 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.157 1:20.144 11
12 16 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 1:20.888 1:20.332 12
13 9 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:20.505 1:20.502 13
14 14 France Sébastien Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:20.640 1:20.963 191
15 7 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:20.748 no time 14
16 3 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:21.045 15
17 8 Japan Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 1:21.085 16
18 17 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:21.332 17
19 21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 1:21.670 18
20 20 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 1:22.113 20
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Race

Race classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 23 Finland Heikki Kovalainen McLaren-Mercedes 70 1:37:27.067 2 10
2 12 Germany Timo Glock Toyota 70 +11.061 5 8
3 1 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 70 +16.856 6 6
4 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Renault 70 +21.614 7 5
5 22 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 70 +23.048 1 4
6 6 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr. Renault 70 +32.298 10 3
7 11 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 70 +36.449 9 2
8 4 Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 70 +48.321 4 1
9 10 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 70 +58.834 8
10 3 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 70 +1:07.709 15
11 9 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 70 +1:10.407 13
12 16 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 69 +1 Lap 12
13 8 Japan Kazuki Nakajima Williams-Toyota 69 +1 Lap 16
14 7 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 69 +1 Lap 14
15 21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Force India-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 18
16 17 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Honda 68 +2 Laps 17
17 2 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 67 Engine 3
18 14 France Sébastien Bourdais Toro Rosso-Ferrari 67 +3 Laps 19
Ret 20 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Ferrari 62 Brakes 20
Ret 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 22 Overheating 11
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Drivers’ Championship standings
+/− Pos. Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 62
1uparrow green.svg 1 2 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 57
1downarrow red.svg 1 3 Brazil Felipe Massa 54
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 Poland Robert Kubica 49
1rightarrow blue.svg 5 Germany Nick Heidfeld 41
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Constructors’ Championship standings
+/− Pos. Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Italy Ferrari 111
1uparrow green.svg 1 2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 100
1downarrow red.svg 1 3 Germany BMW Sauber 90
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 Japan Toyota 35
1uparrow green.svg 1 5 France Renault 31
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