The 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on
August 3, 2008, at the Hungaroring (course shown) in Mogyoród, near
Budapest, Hungary. It was the 11th race of the 2008 Formula One season.
Contested over 70 laps, the race was won by Heikki Kovalainen for the
McLaren team, from a second position start. Timo Glock finished second
in a Toyota car, with Kimi Räikkönen third in a Ferrari. It was
Kovalainen's first Formula One victory, which made him the sport's 100th
driver to win a World Championship race, and it was Glock's first podium
finish. The majority of the race consisted of a duel between Lewis
Hamilton and Felipe Massa, who drove for McLaren and Ferrari,
respectively. The two championship rivals began a battle for the lead
that was resolved when Hamilton sustained a punctured tyre just over
halfway through the race, giving Massa a lead of more than 20 seconds
over Kovalainen. The Ferrari's engine, however, failed with three laps
remaining, allowing the McLaren driver to win. Räikkönen set the
race's fastest lap in the other Ferrari, but was hampered by a poor
qualifying performance and was stuck behind Fernando Alonso (Renault)
and Glock in turn for almost all of the race.
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