Tag: Hungaroring

Di Resta and Wittman top DTM Hungaroring

The DTM Rounds 5 and 6 at the Hungaroring in Budapest saw Mercedes and BMW share the race wins. Mercedes’ Paul di Resta took the win in the opening race on Saturday, while former Champion Marco Wittman held till the end for the main race win.

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WTCC Race Hungary promises an exciting show

The WTCC (World Touring Car Championship)  contingent is off to the next round at the Hungaroring, next weekend. The all-action global tour stops off in Hungary next week when thousands of Norbert Michelisz-worshiping fans, and their air horns, hit the Hungaroring for international touring car racing at its finest.

Following the spectacular slipstream thriller at the super-fast Monza last month, it’s off to another famous grand prix venue from 12-14 May. But while the speeds won’t be quite as high as they were in northern Italy, WTCC Race of Hungary is set to deliver some truly memorable on-track drama and excitement. And a national hero will be in the thick of the fight.

Michelisz, the original online gamer turned real-life racer, is the man most of Hungary will want to win. Driving for the factory Honda WTCC Team, Michelisz is a driver with revenge on his mind after his bid to take the lead of the Opening Race at Monza ended in retirement following a clash with Mehdi Bennani. The Moroccan, a winner in Hungary last season, will serve a five-place penalty for his part in the incident, while Michelisz will be desperate to claim the victory that got away last time out. The Hungarian has won at home in the WTCC twice before, following up his 2012 victory with a euphoric drive to glory in 2015, a performance that helped to secure a step up to the factory Honda team for the following season.

With four different winners after four rounds so far, the Race of Hungary is expected to be an all action for the competitors and fans alike. Tiago Monteiro, Michelisz’s factory Honda team-mate, heads the WTCC for drivers by 15 points over Polestar Racing’s Thed Björk with Björk’s Volvo-driving colleague Nicky Catsburg third and four points ahead of Michelisz. Rob Huff holds a one-point WTCC Trophy lead over Tom Chilton. As always, factory teams from Honda and Volvo Polestar go up against leading privateer entrants.

 

Lastly, compensation weight carried by World Touring Cars, which is designed to equalize performance using a time-based calculation, will be adjusted for Race of Hungary. The updated compensation weight list are: Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1 0kg; Citroën C-Elysée WTCC 50kg; Honda Civic WTCC 80kg; LADA Vesta WTCC 0kg; and Volvo S60 Polestar 80kg.

2017 WTCC Season updates

The WTCC  calendar features return to iconic venues Monza and Macau, a new track for WTCC Race of China, plus a mid-July date for WTCC Race of Argentina. In addition, the series’ reduced schedule, 10 weekends only, means every result counts.

The Main Race is longer than before with more points on offer to the top 10 (new scale: 1=30 points; 2=23; 3=19; 4=16; 5=13; 6=10; 7=7; 8=4; 9=2; 10=1). WTCC MAC3, the Tour de France-inspired time trial, continues with two more points for winning. Plus, new two-day format to reduce costs, featuring free Practice 1 and 2 (45 minutes sessions), there’ll be no Friday testing.

Vettel performs F1 car demonstration at Hungaroring

 2015 Ferrari Racing Days Sebastien Vettel, F1 car demonstration Four-time F1 Champion Sebastien Vettel yesterday got into action at the Hungaroring, venue of the Ferrari Racing Days weekend. The Ferrari Racing Days coincided with a series of spectacular Ferrari Corse Clienti activities, including the third round of the Ferrari Challenge Europe.

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Wittman powers to 2nd DTM victory at the Hungaroring

  Two BMW drivers and an Audi driver stood on the podium of the DTM (Deutschen Tourenwagen Masters) Round 3 Hungaroring, near Budapest. It was Hockenheim season-opener winner Marco Wittman in his trusty BMW M4 DTM who dominated all at the Hungaroring track over the weekend. Audi’s Miguel Molina and the second M4 DTM of Bruno Spengler completed the podium at the DTM Hungaroring in second and third places.

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First-Ever Achievers At The Hungaroring. Hungarian Grand Prix Review

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FIRST-EVER ACHIEVERS AT THE HUNGARORING

5 August 2008
In his twenty-eighth Grand Prix, McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen turned heads after his decisive maiden victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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“Hungaroring Sets The Stage For An Enticing 2nd Half Of The Season.

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HUNGARORING SETS THE STAGE FOR AN ENTICING 2nd HALF OF THE SEASON

3 August 2007
McLaren arrive at the Hungaroring to prepare for the Hungarian Grand Prix, the eleventh run of the Formula 1 season, this weekend at the infamous Hungaroring situated less than 20km from the centre of Budapest.

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Alonso Penalized In Hungaroring

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ALONSO PENALIZED IN HUNGARORING

5 August 2006
The Renault F1 Team began its Hungarian Grand Prix weekend with a competitive showing in Friday’s free practice sessions, with Fernando Alonso finishing the day second on the timesheets and Giancarlo Fisichella third.

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The Chase For The Top Flight At The Hungaroring. Grand Prix of Hungary Preview

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THE CHASE FOR THE TOP FLIGHT AT THE HUNGARORING

3 August 2006

Budapest, host to round 13 of the 2006 Formula One World Championship, is one of the most exciting cities on the F1 racing calendar.

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