It was the 11th race of the Formula One season. It was Kovalainen's first Formula One victory, which made him the sport's th 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 Massawho 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 Ferrari's engine, however, failed with three laps remaining, allowing the McLaren driver to Keep Busted - Various - Hungry For Hungary?
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On July 31, the day before the event's first free practice sessions took place, McLaren confirmed the team would retain Kovalainen for alongside Hamilton, while the organisers of the Hungarian Grand Prix signed a deal with Bernie Ecclestone Hard Times - The Jamheads - Dont Get Mad, Get Stupid, the president of FOM, to continue hosting the race until Several teams made technical changes to their cars for the Grand Prix.
Ferrari altered the F chassis's cooling system and bodywork following high brake wear and engine water temperatures at the German Grand Prix. McLaren and Force India introduced revised aerodynamic packages for their MP and VJM01 chassis, aimed at increasing the amount of downforceand therefore grip, produced by the bodywork. Force India also brought its seamless-shift gearbox to the event.
The sport's sole tyre supplier, Bridgestone, provided two specifications of grooved dry tyres for the Heart Of The Matter - Joe Cocker - Cocker, designated Soft also referred to as the Keep Busted - Various - Hungry For Hungary? 2008 - 2009 tyre and Super Soft also referred to as the "option" tyre. The Super Soft compound was distinguished by a white stripe in one of the tyre's grooves.
As was the case for all of the Grands Prix, the rules stipulated that all cars should use both types of tyre during the course of the race, and each driver was limited to seven sets of dry tyres for the weekend. Three practice sessions were held before the Sunday race—two on Friday from to and to local time, and a third on Saturday morning between and The two McLaren drivers were third and fourth, Kovalainen ahead of Hamilton.
Fernando Alonso and Nelson Piquet Jr. Their teammates, Heidfeld and Toyota driver Jarno Trullicompleted the top ten.
This put him immediately ahead of Massa, Glock, Kovalainen and Piquet. In the first minute period, cars finishing 16th or lower were eliminated. Cars failing to make the final period were allowed to be refuelled before the race, but those competing in it were not and carried more fuel than they had done in the earlier qualifying sessions to see them through the first part of the race. Lewis Hamiltoncommenting on taking pole position.
Hamilton set the fastest time in the first and final parts of the session, which clinched him pole position with a lap of He dropped to third overall in the final part of qualifying. Kubica achieved his competitive time despite handling problems, which led him to describe his lap as his best so far of the season,  while Glock recorded the best qualifying result of his career thus far. This was because the Soft tyre was the fastest tyre choice over the course Keep Busted - Various - Hungry For Hungary?
2008 - 2009 a single lap, despite the theoretical performance advantage of the Super Soft; Ferrari used one more set of Soft tyres than McLaren before realising this was the case. Vettel was the fastest driver not to advance into the final session, qualifying 11th; his best time of The race-day attendance was 84, Every driver except Coulthard started on the Soft compound tyres. Hamilton held the inside line for the turn, but Massa braked later than the McLaren driver and passed him around the outside.
Massa and Hamilton immediately began to pull clear of Kovalainen. Hamilton rejoined the race following his first pit stop 2. The two continued to set fastest laps as they pulled away from the rest of the field. Button, Barrichello, Bourdais, Rosberg, Nakajima, Fisichella and Sutil also made their first pit stops at this stage of the race. On the following lap, Hamilton's front-left tyre deflated approaching Turn Two; the resultant slow lap back to the pit lane and stop for a replacement tyre dropped him to tenth place.
In the following laps, the other drivers made their second stops, except Nakajima, who switched to a one-stop strategy at his first visit to his pit box.
The majority of the drivers ran with Soft tyres for the first two stints of the race, then switched to the Super Soft compound for the final stint. Hamilton caught Alonso at a similar rate, but his rear Super Soft tyres began to overheat and he was unable to make any further impression after closing the gap to 1. Kovalainen was the th driver to win a Formula One World Championship race.
Heikki Kovalainenspeaking during the post-race FIA press conference for the podium finishers. Although Kovalainen was delighted with his first Formula One victory, he attributed much of the credit for his win to luck. After the race he said, "I feel a bit sorry for Felipe and Lewis. They both drove great races, but I know how it feels when things go wrong—I've had a few similar moments this year.
I tried to put pressure on Felipe, especially during the last stint. I felt something might happen if I did that, you never know, but I still Boom Boom (Lets Go Back To My Room 92) - Various - The Best Of NRG For The 90s Volume 3 it hard to believe when I saw his Ferrari on fire.
The podium finishers were overshadowed Carmen - Various - Concert Favorites (Best Known Light Classics) the media by coverage of the ill fortune of both the weekend's pace-setters, Hamilton and Massa. The Ferrari team principal, Stefano Domenicalisaid it was, "the best race of his career. It was fantastic the way he managed the race.
Arron, in particular, noted that Massa's first-corner passing move was more typical of Hamilton's attacking style than his own, and was a "defining moment" in Massa's championship campaign. Bridgestone director of motorsport Hirohide Hamashima said Hamilton's puncture was probably caused by debris, although as a result of the damage the tyre had sustained, the precise nature of the failure was impossible to determine.
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Kubica maintained fourth place; Kovalainen's win moved him to within three points of Heidfeld in fifth. Behind Toyota, Renault moved ahead of Red Bull. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lewis Hamilton. Heikki Kovalainen. Timo Glock. Lap leaders. It's great to have locked out the front row with Heikki—we've been threatening to do it for a number of races, so to achieve it at a track where it's tricky to pass is really satisfying. There's a great harmony within the team at the moment and we really deserved this.
I couldn't ask to be in a better position, we've both got good strategies for tomorrow and we'll be challenging for the win. Today obviously I knew Massa and Lewis were both very fast at the beginning of the race but halfway through the race I felt it was starting to work for me a little bit better and then at the end I just tried to put pressure on Massa and hoped something would happen and obviously it looked like he had a mechanical failure, so it all worked fine for me today and I am very, very happy about it.
All the hard work that the whole team has put in the last few months, through difficult times, we just kept pushing and it is very respectable and I am very, very glad to score my first victory. Sources:  . Drivers' Championship standings Pos. Autocourse — Crash Media Group. The Official Formula 1 Season Review Formula One Administration. Archived from the original on 25 July Retrieved 24 February Archived from the original on 28 July Retrieved Archived PDF from the original on Archived from the original on July 13, Archived from the original on December 2, Archived from the original on August 21, Haymarket Publications.
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