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Exclusive Vijay Mallya Q&A: Force India can catch Williams

Force India have continued their tradition of punching above their weight this season, and head into the summer break lying fifth in the constructors' table on 98 points - 39 up on this time last year. Although the team failed to score through either Nico Hulkenberg or Sergio Perez for the first time in 2014 in Hungary, team boss Vijay Mallya is confident his Mercedes-powered squad can continue to take the fight to the Formula One frontrunners

Hungary analysis - Ricciardo, Alonso, Hamilton share the plaudits

Daniel Ricciardo's inspired drive to victory stole the headlines in Hungary, but the two men he beat - Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton - also shone in a sensational finish to a breathtaking Grand Prix. For Alonso, an astounding final stint brought him within three laps of what would have been a first triumph of 2014 - while Hamilton came agonisingly close to an unprecedented charge from pit lane to victory

Nico Rosberg Q&A: Sometimes the odds are against you

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg held a commanding lead in Sunday's race at the Hungaroring until Marcus Ericsson crashed his Caterham and brought out the safety car. At that point, the German's race turned on its head. Afterwards, the world championship leader spoke to reporters about his eventful day

Exclusive Christian Horner Q&A: Daniel drove fantastically

Only twice have Mercedes been defeated in 2014, and on both occasions it was by Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo. After watching the Australian charge to victory in Budapest, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner discussed Ricciardo's achievement, the team's season so far, and his hopes for the rest of year

Hamilton 'shocked' by request to let Rosberg through

Lewis Hamilton said he was "very shocked" that Mercedes asked him to move aside and let team mate and title rival Nico Rosberg through at the Hungaroring. The Briton had moved ahead of Rosberg, who started from pole, after the second round of pit stops, but the two drivers were on differing strategies

FIA post-race press conference - Hungary

DRIVERS: 1 - Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull), 2 - Fernando Alonso (Ferrari), 3 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) Q: Daniel, what brilliant drive, congratulations. How on earth does that feel?

Hungaroring stats - Ricciardo doubles up

In three previous races in Hungary, Daniel Ricciardo failed to break into the top ten, but on his fourth attempt the Red Bull driver got everything right, fighting his way to the front to record his second career victory. And just like in Canada, where he scored his first win, the Australian made the race-winning pass with three laps to go

Race - Ricciardo triumphs in Hungarian thriller

Daniel Ricciardo claimed victory for Red Bull after picking off Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in a breathtaking finish to a scintillating and safety car-interrupted race at the Hungaroring. Alonso held on to second despite late pressure from Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton, who himself had to defend as team mate and polesitter Nico Rosberg staged a lightning charge over the closing laps

Race - selected team and driver quotes

Nico Hulkenberg on the mistake which led to contact with his team mate and ended his run of scoring points in every race in 2014; and Sergio Perez on his own error in tricky conditions at the Hungaroring. Force India's drivers and team principal Vijay Mallya review a disappointing weekend in Budapest...

Hungary - What to Watch for…

From Lewis Hamilton's sternest test of the season so far to the threat posed to Nico Rosberg by Red Bull, and from Sauber's push for their first points of the year to Lotus's desire for a spot of rain, we break down the key themes to look out for in Sunday's Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydij 2014

Paddock Postcard from Hungary

With just a week between the German and Hungarian rounds, you'd think there would be little time for those in the F1 paddock to get themselves into any mischief. Mercedes, however, found a way, when what was supposed to be a 'team building' exercise turned into anything but. Members of the team - though not the drivers - were on a group cycle ride along Vienna's River Danube

Qualifying analysis - Red Bulls to head Mercedes challenge

Once again conditions for qualifying were cooler than they had been on Friday and more in line with those from FP3, as the Budapest track temperature fell from an initial 47 at the start of Q1 to 40 by the end of Q3. Rain at the start of that final session was also disruptive, but the big talking point was the fire that sent Lewis Hamilton to the back of the grid for the second race in succession, leaving Red Bull in prime position to capitalise should Rosberg's luck also desert him on Sunday

Lewis Hamilton Q&A: I may struggle to crack the top ten

For the second straight race Lewis Hamilton suffered qualifying heartbreak as his hopes of securing pole in Hungary went up in smoke at the start of Q1. The Briton, who swept every practice session in Budapest, is under no illusions that Sunday's race will be extremely difficult and is doubtful that he can repeat his Hockenheim charge, even if he'll be trying his very best

Magnussen to start from pit lane after chassis change

Kevin Magnussen will start Sunday's race in Hungary from the pit lane after McLaren found that the damage sustained in his qualifying crash was severe enough to necessitate a change of chassis and gearbox. The Danish rookie went into the Turn 1 barriers at speed during Q3 after being caught out by a sudden downpour, badly damaging the left-hand side of his MP4-29

FIA post-qualifying press conference - Hungary

After taking his sixth pole position of the season in a rain-hit and incident-filled qualifying session in Budapest, Nico Rosberg was joined in the press conference by Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel and Williams' Valtteri Bottas. Read what all three had to say about the session in the official transcript

Kevin Magnussen Q&A: I underestimated how wet it was

McLaren's Kevin Magnussen was in the wrong place at the wrong time in Budapest qualifying, arriving at an unexpectedly wet Turn 1 just as the rain suddenly worsened in the early stages of Q3. It sent the Dane sliding into the barriers, leaving him 10th on the timesheets, three places behind team mate Jenson Button

Qualifying - selected team and driver quotes

Sebastian Vettel on his determination to carry the fight to Nico Rosberg on Sunday; Daniil Kvyat on his 'frustration' at spinning out of Q2 while on a quick lap; and Sauber on the tantalising prospect of scoring their first points of the season after a strong performance in qualifying. The drivers and senior team personnel give their verdicts on Saturday in Hungary

Qualifying - Rosberg on pole as Hamilton's hopes go up in flames

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg snatched pole position back from Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel on the final lap of a dramatic, rain-hit qualifying session in Hungary on Saturday. But there was yet more heartache for Rosberg's team mate Lewis Hamilton, who, after dominating all three practice sessions, saw his Mercedes go up in flames at the start of Q1 because of a fuel leak

FP3 - Hamilton fastest in Budapest but field closes in

Lewis Hamilton completed a clean sweep of practice sessions at the Hungaroring on Saturday morning, edging out Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg by just three hundredths of a second. However, in cooler temperatures the field closed in on the dominant Silver Arrows, with less than nine tenths of a second covering the top eight. Red Bull led the charge, with Sebastian Vettel third and Daniel Ricciardo fourth fastest

Jenson Button Q&A: Williams within range for McLaren

They may not yet be challenging for podiums, but it's no secret that McLaren have been making definite progress in recent races. According to Jenson Button, updates to the MP4-29 at Hockenheim should work even better here in Budapest, and could even give them shot at taking on Williams, whose FW36 is not expected to be so well suited to the tight and twisting Hungaroring. Button chatted about this and more following Friday practice in Hungary

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