Webber to Win Hungarian Grand Prix
Formula One’s overall standing brings after the Hungarian Prix Webber first with 161 points, followed by Britain’s Lewis Hamilton from McLaren with 157 points and Vettel on third ten points behind the Australian, while McLaren’s world champion Jenson Button, who came eighth at one lap gap, gets the fourth place in F1 ranking with only 147 points. The winner declared right after the race that he’s got bit of a gift, thing which barely happens to him: “It was a bit of a gift today for me. But I have not had many of them so I will take today’s. In the first stint I thought, ‘Here we go, Budapest all over again’.” He also commented Vettel’s racing, saying that: “He was on pole and was leading the first stint and unless he makes a mistake or has a problem, it is probably going to be his race … But this is racing and sometimes it happens. Most of my other victories haven’t been gifted to me.”
The Australian driver collects along with Hungarian title his fourth win of the campaign, taking in the same time plenty of advantages winning lap after lap while Vettel couldn’t keep up with Webber as several problems occurred to his car, the German declaring in the end: “I’m obviously disappointed because otherwise it would have been a walk in the park today.” McLaren’s Hamilton also lost speed as a sudden vibration was caused while accelerating. He said: “I was accelerating out of turn one when I felt a sudden vibration and then a loss of drive. It’s a pity to have a fault at this stage in the year, but that’s racing.”
However, Sunday’s Grand Prix brought also plenty of attacks, especially coming from Williams’s driver Rubens Barrichello against his former team mate at Ferrari, Michael Schumacher who made a horrible manoeuvre over the Brazilian, considered by the Williams drive as the most dangerous one used against him since he started to drive. Barrichello said: “I like a fair fight. But that wasn’t fair here. If Michael wants to go to heaven – in the event that he is going to heaven – then I don’t really care. But I don’t want to go before him,” adding in the same time the German came closer to him despite he was alongside: “He kept on coming even though I was already alongside. I was lucky that the wall finished. I was millimetres from the wall,” considering Schumi’s gesture as “probably one of the worst” he has been through.
“Obviously today I wouldn’t back off for anything. If we had touched there, I think he would flick it over and go inside the wall like head-on. So it was more of a danger for him, because he kept on coming. I couldn’t move any further to the right because the wall was there. If you take a photo of the wall and us, there is not a hair in there. It’s unbelievable…I am very glad and very lucky that we are here to talk,” he said. Interestingly, Barrichello refused to have a face to face discussion with the seven-time world champion, considering his gesture would be pointless simply because Schumacher has always demonstrated he’s the one who’s right. The Brazilian continued: “You know Michael, you talk to him and he’s always going to feel he’s right…he’s been stopped for three years and we can see he didn’t change. He’s still the same guy. He’s carrying something from the past that is not necessary today.”
Finally, Mercedes champion replied: “We know certain drivers have certain views, and then there’s Rubens… As far as I was concerned there was enough room for him to get through there. But it’s clear that I wanted to make life for him as difficult as possible.”11