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Hungary news wrap-up
AUTOSPORT brings you a Monday morning summary of the biggest headlines from throughout the Formula 1 weekend

  By Matt Beer

The Hungaroring weekend was overshadowed by Felipe Massa's frightening crash in qualifying, which left the Brazilian with the most serious injuries suffered by a Formula 1 driver for many years.

Inevitably the accident reopened debates about safety, especially as it followed so soon after the similar incident that claimed the life of Formula 2 driver Henry Surtees.

Prior to the dramatic events of qualifying, most of the talk was about Jaime Alguersuari, and whether a 19-year-old who had never had a proper F1 test was ready for his grand prix debut, although the Spaniard proceeded to dismiss the doubters with a sensible performance on-track.

Just as the crews were packing up to leave, there was a further shock as the officials announced that Renault would be suspended from the next race as a punishment for rule infringements relating to Fernando Alonso's wheel loss - a story that is set to dominate the forthcoming summer break.


Ferrari crew Kovalainen leads the way in practice one

Hamilton keeps McLaren on top

McLaren remains on top in final practice

Alonso takes pole in chaotic session

Hamilton takes first GP win of 2009


Red Bull to retain Webber for 2010

Massa: Alguersuari too young for F1

Barrichello: No problems with Brawn

Concorde dependent on cost-cutting deal

Alguersuari unfazed by criticisms

Button: Brawn is back to its best

Massa: FIA should allow rookies to test

Massa suffers skull damage, concussion

Barrichello urges work on F1 safety

Brawn: Safety action must be balanced

Alguersuari treating GP as test

Button: We must solve tyre issues

FOM explains qualifying timing problem

No action taken on Raikkonen incident

Renault suspended from European GP

  FEATURES FROM JUL 23, 2009 - JUL 29, 2009
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Bamber's Week
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Online: Don't pick on the new boy
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The Weekly Grapevine: Why BMW pulled the plug
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Matt Beer starting freelancing for in the first week of its existence in 1999, and spent the next decade-and-a-half dovetailing increasing amounts of time contributing to it with working for other Haymarket motorsport websites, UK national reporting, co-managing award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatres, racing driver and team PR, and getting some degrees, plus contributions to an AUTOCOURSE Champ Car yearbook and the FIA Institute's in-house magazine. Now deputy editor of, he also oversees AUTOSPORT's talent development programme for emerging motorsport writers.
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