Hamilton holds off Raikkonen

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Linked from http://www.f1-live.com/f1/en/headlines/news/detail/070805162826.shtml --- Lewis Hamilton put aside all the trials and tribulations of the dramatic qualifying session yesterday to take victory this afternoon in Hungary. Starting from pole position the championship leader was under pressure throughout the 70-lap race, but took the chequered flag just under a second ahead of Kimi Raikkonen. It was a tough race for Hamilton as he was not able to pull out any significant advantage...Read Full Story

JAMES ALLEN'S VERDICT

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/Feature.aspx?Type=James_Allen&PO_ID=40305 --- This was an absolutely stunning performance by Lewis Hamilton, every bit as tough as his win in Canada because of all the politics and insanity which went on during qualifying and afterwards with his team-mate, Fernando Alonso. There were not many people in the paddock who believe that Alonso did not deliberately baulk Lewis at the end of qualifying - the stewards included. This was a Senna/Prost level of...Read Full Story

Lewis rides above controversy to win

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/News_Article.aspx?PO_ID=40292 --- Lewis Hamilton took full advantage of McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso’s plight in Hungary as he held off a race-long challenge from Kimi Raikkonen to take his third Formula 1 victory. Hamilton rose above the controversy that has engulfed the weekend with a commanding and mature drive under pressure, and increased his world championship lead over Alonso to seven points. The reigning champion started sixth after stewards...Read Full Story

Race analysis - bitter pills commonplace in Hungary.

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/features/2007/8/6603.html --- McLaren’s first came in the form of the grid place penalty that moved Fernando Alonso from the pole down to sixth place, guaranteeing that he had no chance of victory. Their second was the stewards’ decision that the team would not be eligible for any constructors’ points after the qualifying incident. Considering that they ‘scored’ 15, that had to hurt. Ferrari had some nasty things to swallow, too. The first pill for...Read Full Story

Penalty severe and inappropriate, say McLaren

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6597.html --- McLaren have released a statement following the Hungarian Grand Prix stewards’ decision to demote Fernando Alonso on the grid and to dock the team of any constructors’ points they may earn in Sunday’s race. Alonso was given a five-place grid penalty for impeding team mate Lewis Hamilton - who inherits Alonso’s pole position as a result - during a qualifying pit stop. The world championship leaders informed the stewards...Read Full Story

Hamilton beats Raikkonen to victory in Hungary

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Linked from http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2007/8/6599.html --- McLaren’s Lewis Hamilton took a dramatic revenge on team mate Fernando Alonso at the Hungaroring on Sunday afternoon, leading throughout the Hungarian Grand Prix to extend his world championship points lead to seven over the Spaniard, who could do no better than fourth place. Hamilton jumped into the lead at the start, but soon came intense pressure from Kimi Raikkonen as the Ferrari indeed proved a lot better in race...Read Full Story

HUNGARIAN GP PREVIEW

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Linked from http://www.itv-f1.com/Feature.aspx?Type=General&PO_ID=40223 --- Set amid the backdrop of one of the most extraordinary scandals Formula 1 has witnessed, it’s easy to overlook the fabulous world championship battle being playing out on-track between the McLaren and Ferrari drivers in 2007. Indeed possibly the most disappointing aspect of the entire spy-gate affair, and there are many, is that it threatens to overshadow the sport's most open title battle in 25 years. The off...Read Full Story