With rain dropping at the start of the 2011 Hungarian GP, drivers were set to start their race with intermediate tyres. Sebastian Vettel was in first place, Lewis Hamilton second, and Jenson Button third.
When the red lights went off, it would be the beginning of a very exciting race. All the drivers were fighting their cars for traction, and the first five laps saw an intense battle between Vettel and Hamilton for the lead. Vettel runs wide in one of the corners on lap 5, allowing a faster Hamilton to get through.
Felipe Massa also made a mistake on lap 8, spinning his car and touching the barriers. The contact was very light, but there was damage to his rear wing. Despite this, he would finish the race in a good sixth place.
When it was introduced back in 2004, the Chrysler 300C was destined to be a standout car thanks to its sinister - yet discreet - design, choices of Hemi V8s, practicality, and reasonable price. With a 5.7l Hemi V8 producing 340hp and 390 lb ft of torque, it had plenty of grunt for the supposed gangsters who would buy this car to make a getaway. It was also quite popular in the world of hip hop, back in the mid 2000s, when gigantic chrome wheels were the thing, it appeared in many videos and lyrics.
Although the interior was covered in nasty-looking plastics, it was well equipped. The big cushy seats and Mercedes Benz-derived suspension components, also ensured that its driver and passengers rode in comfort. The car also featured a Mercedes Benz five-speed automatic transmission, and to aid fuel economy, the engine would run on four cylinders when driving at low speeds.
BMW has just released new footage of its M5 super saloon. In case you've forgotten, it comes equipped with a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 560hp, and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Acceleration from 0-60mph takes 4.4sec, while top speed is limited to 155mph (250km/h).
Today’s 60-lap German Grand Prix, saw an exciting race thanks to McLaren and Ferrari giving a real challenge to this year’s dominating Red Bulls. There was always a threat posed by the cloudy weather, however all teams decided to go for slick tyres rather than intermediates. No rain would fall.
With Mark Webber starting in first position, team Red Bull was definitely in a good place to take the lead, but Lewis Hamilton got a better start once the red lights went off, taking the lead with Webber, Vettel and Alonso following very close behind.
A few laps into the race, it was clear that Sebastian Vettel would not dominate as per usual, with him struggling to match the pace of Hamilton and Webber, and eventually being overtaken by Alonso. After running wide and touching slippery grass, Vettel spun his car while in fourth position (Michael Schumacher would repeat the same mistake later on), allowing Felipe Massa to drive right up to his tail. Massa soon managed to get passed Vettel, where they would continue to battle, nose to tail, for fourth place right up to the final lap when they both pitted. With Massa’s pit stop taking longer than Vettel’s, the German driver would be able to take back and finish in fourth place, with Massa finishing over four seconds behind in fifth.