Kovalainen Victorious in Hungary
Heikki Kovalainen drove his McLaren to its first victory in Formula One at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Felipe Massa failed to capitalise on his lead entering the final four laps, retiring after engine failure with the finish minutes away.
Timo Glock of Toyota finished impressively in second – claiming his first ever podium – while Kimi Raikkonen regained some of his form, which has been absent for some time, taking the chequered flag in a strong third place. Lewis Hamilton was able to hold on to his Championship lead, finishing fifth – and just behind rival Fernando Alonso – after a puncture scuppered his chances of a podium.
The results leave the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships with a similar look to their pre-weekend standings, with Ferrari holding an 11-point lead and Hamilton leading by five points respectively.
1. Kovalainen, McLaren-Mercedes
2. Glock, Toyota
3. Raikkonen, Ferrari
4. Alonso, Renault
5. Hamilton, McLaren-Mercedes