2008 Hungarian F1 GP – Race Result – Heikki’s maiden win

Heikki Kovalainen Hungary 2008

It all went Massa’s way until 3 laps to go. After overtaking both McLarens at the start of the race Massa controlled the Hungarian GP. Hamilton’s tyre failure seemed to have sealed Massa’s win. The unusual Ferrari engine failure with 3 laps to however handed the race win to Heikki Kovalainen. Same as Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button in the recent past, Kovalainen became yet another driver to score his maiden win at the Hungaroring. Timo Glock fended off late challenge from Kimi Raikkonen and held on to fully deserved 2nd place and his own maiden F1 podium. Kimi Raikkonen spent most of the race stuck behind Fernando Alonso but managed to get ahead of him after the last pit stop. He closed down on Timo Glock but after Massa’s engine went in fumes Kimi backed down and cruised to the finish line in 3rd.

The talking point of the race however will likely be several fiery refueling incidents. Barrichello, Nakajima and Bourdais all had their pit stops spiced up by flames and even one of Glock’s pit stops was delayed because problems with the refueling rig …

2008 Hungarian GP Race Result:


1. Heikki Kovalainen – McLaren – 1:37:27.067
2. Timo Glock – Toyota + 11.020
3. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari + 16.811
4. Fernando Alonso – Renault + 21.614
5. Lewis Hamilton – McLaren + 23.048
6. Nelson Piquet – Renault + 32.298
7. Jarno Trulli – Toyota + 36.449
8. Robert Kubica – BMW Sauber + 48.321
9. Mark Webber – Red Bull + 58.834
10. Nick Heidfeld – BMW Sauber + 1:07.709
11. David Coulthard – Red Bull + 1:10.407
12. Jenson Button – Honda + 1 laps
13. Kazuki Nakajima – Williams + 1 laps
14. Nico Rosberg – Williams + 1 laps
15. Giancarlo Fisichella – Force India + 1 laps
16. Rubens Barrichello – Honda + 2 laps

Did not finish

17. Felipe Massa – Ferrari + 3 laps
18. Sebastien Bourdais – Toro Rosso + 3 laps
19. Adrian Sutil – Force India + 6 laps
20. Sebastian Vettel – Toro Rosso + 47 laps

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  1. danielNo Gravatar says:

    best of the race was probably the start by massa; just found a video of it here;
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6bysj_massa
    no points for him, but my guess is that in the end he will end up as winner of the championchip..

    daniels last blog post..Video: Felipe Massas grymma start i Ungerns Grand Prix

    • F1WolfNo Gravatar says:

      Thanks for the link ! I am sorry I do not know why this post was sent to the spam folder … Fixed it now.

      I only wonder how Massa will react to this race. Whether it will boost his confidence or let him down …

  2. [...] Toyota guys have very little to show for the billions they probably spent on their Formula One adventure. Between 2002 and 2008 Toyota took part in 122 races, scored only 1 fastest lap, 2 pole positions, 6 front row starts and 8 podium finishes. The best results so far are Trulli’s 2nd places in Malaysia and Bahrain back in 2005 and Glock’s 2nd place in Hungary last year. [...]

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