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The 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix, officially XXV ING Magyar Nagydíj, was the tenth race of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship, held on 26 July 2009 at the Hungaroring in Budapest, Hungary.[1][2] The race would see Lewis Hamilton claim a surprise victory for McLaren-Mercedes, marking the first time that a KERS equipped car had won a Grand Prix.[2]

Qualifying had also thrown up a surprise result, as Fernando Alonso claimed pole position for Renault, ahead of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber of Red Bull-Renault.[2] However, his feat would be overshadowed by a horrific accident for Felipe Massa, who was left unconscious after hitting a small piece of debris from Rubens Barrichello's Brawn-Mercedes.[2]

The Ferrari pilot had been struck just above his left-eye by the debris, and had then slammed into the barriers at turn four, although swift medical attention ensured that Massa made it to hospital in a critical but stable condition.[2] It was later revealed that he had suffered a skull fracture and concussion, and would remain at the Állami Egészségügyi Központ hospital in Budapest for surgery, ruling him out for the rest of the season.[2]

As a result Ferrari would only field one car in the Grand Prix itself, with Kimi Räikkönen duly inspiring Ferrari hearts by leaping up to fourth at the start.[2] He would therefore slot in between the two Red Bulls, which had both been passed by a flying Hamilton, while Alonso had retained the lead from pole.[2]

Räikkönen would go on to tangle with Vettel on the opening lap after Hamilton ran wide and allowed Webber to attack, a move which ended with Webber in second ahead of the Brit and the Finn, while Vettel slipped back behind Nico Rosberg and Heikki Kovalainen.[2] Out front, meanwhile, Alonso was clear to establish a small lead, and duly did so as Hamilton hounded Webber for revenge.[2]

Hamilton would ultimately force his way through on lap five with the aid of KERS, before going off to hunt Alonso out front.[2] It was not long before the #1 McLaren loomed large in the #7 Renault's mirrors, with Alonso ultimately abandoning the lead on lap twelve for an early stop, with a combination of tyre graining and a fuel pump issue reducing his pace.[2]

Alonso's race came undone in that moment, as the Spaniard's pitcrew released him with a lose front-right wheel, which duly fell off partway around his out lap.[2] He limped back to have a new wheel fitted but would only complete one more tour before retiring, the result of a complete fuel pump failure.[2]

Out front, meanwhile, Hamilton would check out at the head of the pack, building a six second lead with a succession of fastest laps.[2] Räikkönen and Webber, meanwhile, would pit on lap nineteen, resulting in the Finn getting ahead of the Red Bull, after Webber had been released into the side of the Ferrari.[2] The Australian would then narrowly avoid the Williams pitcrew awaiting Rosberg, resulting in Webber being put under investigation for an unsafe release.[2]

The rest of the race would pass without too much on-track drama, although Vettel's pace collapsed as his front wing fell apart mid-race.[2] Championship leader Jenson Button, meanwhile, would rise up the field as a result of a long first stint, but slipped back after making his stop, while Webber escaped punishment for his pit escapade.[2]

With that the race was run, with Hamilton securing a surprisingly dominant victory for McLaren ahead of Räikkönen, while Webber finished a lonely third.[2] Rosberg was next ahead of Kovalainen and Timo Glock, while Button claimed seventh to extend his Championship lead.[2]

BackgroundEdit

Jenson Button had seen his Championship lead once again reduced as a result of the German Grand Prix, although the Brit still held a 21 point advantage at the head of the pack. Sebastian Vettel had done the damage, moving up into second on 47 points, while race winner Mark Webber had climbed to third with 45.5 points. Rubens Barrichello had been the big loser as he slipped to fourth, while Felipe Massa had climbed into the top five with 22 points.

In the Constructors Championship Brawn-Mercedes moved onto 112 points as they continued to lead the Championship hunt, although their advantage had taken a blow. Indeed, a second one-two for Red Bull-Renault in as many races had left the Austro-Anglo-French alliance 19.5 points behind the Anglo-German squad, with those two set to duel for the title during the second half of the season. Toyota, meanwhile, had retained third, albeit just 2.5 points ahead of Ferrari, while Williams-Toyota had enhanced their hold on fifth.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
2 Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom Vodafone McLaren Mercedes McLaren MP4-24 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
3 Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F60 Ferrari 056 2009 2.4 V8 B
4 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro Ferrari F60 Ferrari 056 2009 2.4 V8 B
5 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09 BMW P86/9 2.4 V8 B
6 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber F1 Team BMW Sauber F1.09 BMW P86/9 2.4 V8 B
7 Spain Fernando Alonso France ING Renault F1 Team Renault R29 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 B
8 Brazil Nelson Piquet, Jr. France ING Renault F1 Team Renault R29 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 B
9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 B
10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Panasonic Toyota Racing Toyota TF109 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 B
11 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari 056 2008 2.4 V8 B
12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Toro Rosso STR4 Ferrari 056 2008 2.4 V8 B
14 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 B
15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull Racing Red Bull RB5 Renault RS27 2.4 V8 B
16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW31 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 B
17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom AT&T Williams Williams FW31 Toyota RVX-09 2.4 V8 B
20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM02 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India F1 Team Force India VJM02 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn GP F1 Team Brawn BGP 001 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn GP F1 Team Brawn BGP 001 Mercedes FO 108W 2.4 V8 B
Source:[3]

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Q1Edit

Q2Edit

Q3Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
Pos. Time Pos. Time Pos. Time
1 7 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 6 1:21.313 9 1:20.826 1 1:21.569 1
2 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 4 1:21.178 4 1:20.604 2 1:21.607 2
3 14 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 3 1:20.964 1 1:20.358 3 1:21.741 3
4 1K United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 2 1:20.842 2 1:20.465 4 1:21.839 4
5 16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 1 1:20.793 10 1:20.862 5 1:28.130 5
6 2K Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 15 1:21.659 7 1:20.807 6 1:22.095 6
7 4K Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 11 1:21.500 5 1:20.647 7 1:22.468 7
8 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 10 1:21.471 6 1:20.707 8 1:22.835 8
9 17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 7 1:21.407 3 1:20.570 9 1:22.835 9
10* 3K Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari 9 1:21.420 8 1:20.823 NC 10*
11 12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 13 1:21.571 11 1:31.002 10
12 9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 8 1:21.416 12 1:21.082 11
13 23 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 12 1:21.558 13 1:21.222 12
14 10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Toyota 14 1:21.584 14 1:21.242 13
15 8 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr France Renault 5 1:21.278 15 1:21.389 14
16 6 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 16 1:21.738 15
17 21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India-Mercedes 17 1:42.577 16
18 20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 18 1:21.868 17
19 5 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber 19 1:21.901 18
20 11 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 20 1:22.359 19
Source:[4]
  • K Indicates a driver was equipped with KERS during the session.
  • Bold indicates the fastest driver's time in each session.
  • * Felipe Massa was injured in Q2 and therefore did not set a time in Q3, and would be unable to start the race.[4]

GridEdit

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
Row 1 1 ______________
Fernando Alonso 2
______________ Sebastian Vettel
Row 2 3 ______________
Mark Webber 4
______________ Lewis Hamilton
Row 3 5 ______________
Nico Rosberg 6
______________ Heikki Kovalainen
Row 4 7 ______________
Kimi Räikkönen 8
______________ Jenson Button
Row 5 9 ______________
Kazuki Nakajima 10
______________ Sébastien Buemi
Row 6 11 ______________
Jarno Trulli 12
______________ Rubens Barrichello
Row 7 13 ______________
Timo Glock 14
______________ Nelson Piquet, Jr.
Row 8 15 ______________
Nick Heidfeld 16
______________ Giancarlo Fisichella
Row 9 17 ______________
Adrian Sutil 18
______________ Robert Kubica
Row 10 19 ______________
Jaime Alguersuari 20
______________

RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 2009 Hungarian Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1K United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 70 1:38:23.876 4 10
2 4K Finland Kimi Räikkönen Italy Ferrari 70 +11.529s 7 8
3 14 Australia Mark Webber Austria Red Bull-Renault 70 +16.886s 3 6
4 16 Germany Nico Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 70 +26.967s 5 5
5 2K Finland Heikki Kovalainen United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 70 +34.392s 6 4
6 10 Germany Timo Glock Japan Toyota 70 +35.237s 13 3
7 22 United Kingdom Jenson Button United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 70 +55.088s 8 2
8 9 Italy Jarno Trulli Japan Toyota 70 +1:08.172 11 1
9 17 Japan Kazuki Nakajima United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 70 +1:08.74 9
10 19 Brazil Rubens Barrichello United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 70 +1:09.256 12
11 6 Germany Nick Heidfeld Germany BMW Sauber 70 +1:10.612 15
12 8 Brazil Nelson Piquet Jr France Renault 70 +1:11.512 14
13 5 Poland Robert Kubica Germany BMW Sauber 70 +1:14.046 18
14 21 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella India Force India-Mercedes 69 +1 Lap 16
15 11 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Italy Toro Rosso 69 +1 Lap 12
16 12 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Italy Toro Rosso 69 +1 Lap 10
Ret 15 Germany Sebastian Vettel Austria Red Bull-Renault 29 Suspension 2
Ret 7 Spain Fernando Alonso France Renault 15 Fuel pump 1
Ret 20 Germany Adrian Sutil India Force India-Mercedes 1 Water pressure 17
WD* 3K Brazil Felipe Massa Italy Ferrari
Source:[5]
  • K Indicates a driver was equipped with KERS during the session.
  • * Massa was withdrawn from the race after his accident in qualifying.[5]

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

The rather confused order to the Hungarian Grand Prix meant that Jenson Button had once again retained a healthy advantage in the Championship hunt, leaving Hungary with 70 points to his credit. That translated to an 18.5 point lead over a now second placed Mark Webber, who had moved 4.5 points ahead of his teammate Sebastian Vettel. Behind, Rubens Barrichello had retained fourth ahead of Nico Rosberg, while race winner Lewis Hamilton had jumped to eighth.

In the Constructors Championship Brawn-Mercedes would head into the summer break with 114 points, meaning they still held an ever dwindling advantage atop the Championship. Red Bull-Renault had hence reduced the gap in Hungary, leaving the Eastern European circuit 15.5 points behind the Anglo-German alliance. Behind, Ferrari had eased into third ahead of Toyota, while McLaren-Mercedes had moved back into fifth ahead of Williams-Toyota.

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Jenson Button 70
2 Australia Mark Webber 51.5 ▲1
3 Germany Sebastian Vettel 47 ▼1
4 Brazil Rubens Barrichello 44
5 Germany Nico Rosberg 25.5 ▲2
6 Italy Jarno Trulli 22.5
7 Brazil Felipe Massa 22 ▼2
8 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 19 ▲3
9 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 18 ▲1
10 Germany Timo Glock 16 ▼2
11 Spain Fernando Alonso 13 ▼2
12 Finland Heikki Kovalainen 9 ▲1
13 Germany Nick Heidfeld 6 ▼1
14 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi 3
15 Poland Robert Kubica 2
16 France Sébastien Bourdais 2
World Championship for Constructors
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Brawn-Mercedes 114
2 Austria Red Bull-Renault 98.5
3 Italy Ferrari 40 ▲1
4 Japan Toyota 38.5 ▼1
5 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 28 ▲1
6 United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 25.5 ▼1
7 France Renault 13
8 Germany BMW Sauber 8
9 Italy Toro Rosso-Ferrari 5
10 India Force India-Mercedes 0

Only point scoring drivers are shown.

ReferencesEdit

Images and videos:

References:

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 '10. Hungary 2009', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2014), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2009/hongrie.aspx, (Accessed 22/03/2020)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 'Hamilton back with a bang with Hungarian glory', crash.net, (Crash Media Group, 26/07/2009), https://www.crash.net/f1/race-report/150372/1/hamilton-back-with-a-bang-with-hungarian-f1-glory, (Accessed 22/03/2020)
  3. 'Hungary 2009: Entrants', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2015), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2009/hongrie/classement.aspx, (Accessed 22/03/2020)
  4. 4.0 4.1 'FORMULA 1 ING MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2009 - QUALIFYING', formula1.com, (Formula One World Championship Limited, 2006), https://www.formula1.com/en/results.html/2009/races/852/hungary/qualifying.html, (Accessed 22/03/2020)
  5. 5.0 5.1 'Hungary 2008: Result', statsf1.com, (Stats F1, 2016), https://www.statsf1.com/en/2009/hongrie/classement.aspx, (Accessed 22/03/2020)
  6. 6.0 6.1 [Archived], '2009 Hungarian GP', chicanef1.com, (Chicane F1, 2014), https://web.archive.org/web/20190410183251/http://chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=2009&gp=Hungarian%20GP&r=1, (Accessed 22/03/2020) - Original
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V T E 2009 Formula One Season
Teams McLaren • Ferrari • BMW Sauber • Renault • Toyota • Toro Rosso • Red Bull • Williams • Force India • Brawn
Engines BMW • Ferrari • Mercedes • Renault • Toyota
Drivers Hamilton • 2 Kovalainen • 3 Massa • 3 Badoer • 3 Fisichella • 4 Räikkönen • 5 Kubica • 6 Heidfeld • 7 Alonso • 8 Piquet • 8 Grosjean • 9 Trulli • 10 Glock • 10 Kobayashi • 11 Bourdais • 11 Alguersuari • 12 Buemi • 14 Webber • 15 Vettel • 16 Rosberg • 17 Nakajima • 20 Sutil • 21 Fisichella • 21 Liuzzi • 22 Button • 23 Barrichello
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Cars Brawn BGP 001 • Red Bull RB5 • McLaren MP4-24 • Ferrari F60 • Toyota TF109 • BMW Sauber F1.09 • Williams FW31 • Renault R29 • Force India VJM02 • Toro Rosso STR4
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