What a race!!!
Lewis Hamilton started in pole position, and with the Hungarian Grand Prix traditionally being quite boring, most of the country including Hamilton and race commentators, thought that Lewis would stroll to victory, but it wasn't to be!
Right at the start of the race, Felipe Massa who strarted in 3rd, had a great start and leapt past Heikki Kovaleinen and then drove right past Hamilton too! Massa and Hamilton had some good battles, with the gap closing and opening frequently, until Hamilton ran over some debris and got a puncture on his front left tyre, causing him to lock up and make an unexpected pit stop.
He rejoined the race in P12 alongside David Coulthard who he was quick in getting rid of. This left Massa in the lead and driving a brilliant race with Kovaleinen 23 seconds behind in P2, followed by the unexpected 3rd placed Toyota of Timo Glock, who had a brilliant race today.
Next to stop was Felipe Massa, who rejoined just behind Kovaleinen, but after all the stops had been made, Massa was back in first. Meanwhile, due to this round of stops, Hamilton had got himself back up some positions to 6th. In 4th and 5th was an ongoing battle between Fernando and Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, in which Alonso had seemingly been holding up Kimi for most of the race. However, Kimi stayted on an extra lap from Alonso after his stop, and rejoined the race in front, and raced off to try and join Glock.
Coming close to the end of the race, it seemed to be over, Massa cruising to victory ahead of Kovaleinen, Glock, Raikkonen, Alonso and Hamilton now in 6th. We had Kimi closing in on Glock, Lewis closing in on Alonso, all looking close except for Massa cruising, but then, when no-one expected it, a puff of smoke came out of Massa's rear! The engine was dead, causing Massa to retire with just 3 laps to go!!! This resulted in Kimi being told by Ferrari to slow down and take care, giving Glock breathing space in 2nd.
The race finished with the 7th different race winner for 7 years in Hungary with Heikki Kovaleinen winning, followed by Timo Glock, Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton. This was a huge blow for Felipe Massa who'd had a great race and was deserving of the race win. Hamilton retains his number 1 in the Championship as a result of Massa's engine failiure.
And by the way ITV. What were you thinking letting Damon Hill commentate whilst Martin Brundell was away? He did a terrible job!!! I sincerely hope that the BBC don't take him on board when F1 coverage switches to the BBC for next season...