Peter Farkas

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Jenson Button and Sergio Perez 'understand' McLaren rivalry rules

Jenson Button sees no need for his McLaren bosses to get involved in any of his future on-track tussles with Sergio Perez, despite their clash at the Bahrain Grand Prix

Jenson Button tries Lada in Hungary

Jenson Button had fun driving an old Soviet Lada in Hungary on Monday, taking the car for a few runs at the Driving Camp in Zsambek as part of a promotional event for McLaren sponsor Vodafone

Pirelli says tyre war would not be good for Formula 1 show

Pirelli's motorsport director Paul Hembery says he is not yet sure whether his company would stay in F1 if the so-called tyre war returned to the sport

Michelisz announces BMW switch

Hungarian driver Norbert Michelisz will continue to race in the World Touring Car Championship this season, but will switch to BMW machinery from SEAT, his Zengo-Dension team confirmed today

Ferrari undecided on front wing choice

Ferrari is undecided on whether to use its latest specification front wing for this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix - just a week on from a row over possible flexing of the design

Rosberg expects 'wins at least' in 2010

Nico Rosberg, who is expected to be confirmed as a Mercedes driver in the next few days, says he wants "to win races at least" in 2010

Massa will leave hospital on Monday

Felipe Massa will leave Hungary by a private plane on Monday, his personal doctor, Dino Altmann confirmed

Massa already thinking of racing again

Felipe Massa is already thinking about racing again, and would be happy to get back into his Ferrari in the next race in Valencia, according to his personal doctor

Full recovery possible for Massa

Felipe Massa's condition is continuing to improve as doctors at the AEK Hospital in Hungary, where the Brazilian driver is being treated, denied earlier reports of eye damage and instead suggested he could make a full recovery

Doctors say Massa condition improving

Felipe Massa's condition is improving and doctors at the Budapest hospital where he is have said they are reassured about the progress he is making

Williams in teamwear dispute

The Williams team has found itself in a minor legal dispute ahead of this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix, after it has emerged a local company won the exclusive rights to use the same name for any clothing items in the country

Grapevine: Schumacher shines in bike race

After testing a Ducati MotoGP bike last year in Valencia, seven time world champion Michael Schumacher again proved he was almost as fast on two wheels as he was on four, when he finished third in a bike race, held at the Hungarian track of Pannonia-Ring on Thursday

Glock: TC ban won't affect laptimes

Toyota driver Timo Glock predicts Formula One cars will be just as quick without electronic driver aids as they were before standard ECUs have been introduced for the upcoming 2008 season

Gene in favour of keeping driver aids

Ferrari test driver Marc Gene says Formula One should keep the much criticised electronic driver aids, because they could help to maintain the high level of technology in the sport

Schumacher not missing F1 racing

Michael Schumacher says he's not missing racing at the moment, and he's happy with his newly found spare time

Liuzzi encouraged by improved pace

Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi was encouraged after a decent showing from his Toro Rosso team in Friday's practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix

Fry rules out Honda win in Australia

Honda boss Nick Fry has ruled out fighting for victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, but he expects the Japanese squad to be able to win races in 2007

Ralf says TF107 a big step forward

German Ralf Schumacher believes the new Toyota TF107 is a big step forward compared to last year's car

Trulli keeping future options open

Toyota driver Jarno Trulli said today that he is keeping his future options open, although he considers continuity as an important factor in his decision

Ferrari Used 2004 Compound in Brazil

Reports in the German press suggested Ferrari reverted back to 2004 specification Bridgestones for the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend, and although this has been denied by both partners, they've admitted to using "some elements" from last year's tyre design

Drivers Divided on Qualifying Proposals

Although it is widely expected that the much criticised one-lap qualifying system will be dropped for next year, some drivers would actually like to retain the one car at a time format in order to avoid being caught in traffic

BMW Begins Work on Sauber Integration

BMW will invest more money in Sauber and has already begun work on integration with the newly bought team, sporting director Mario Theissen revealed on Thursday

Theissen: Williams and BMW Incompatible

BMW sporting director Mario Theissen believes cultural differences are the reason for his company's decision to separate from Williams and buy into the Sauber team instead

Grapevine: Hungary to Hold Charity Match

The Hungarian Grand Prix activity will start a few days early for the local fans, who will have the opportunity to watch some of their heroes playing football for the first time on the Wednesday before the race

Baumgartner Hoping to Stay in F1

Hungarian Zsolt Baumgartner is considering his future options after finishing his first full Formula One season with Minardi in good spirits.

Fisichella: Renault was My Choice

Giancarlo Fisichella said he wanted to return to Renault instead of signing for Williams at his own will, denying he was forced out from a deal with the Grove-based team as part of a political game involving Jaguar-driver Mark Webber and Renault boss Flavio Briatore.

Theissen: BMW Supports Three-Race Engines

BMW would welcome the introduction of three-race engines in the future, according to motorsport director Dr. Mario Theissen.

Israeli Driver Set for Jordan Test

41-year old Chanoch Nissany will become the first Israeli to drive a Formula One car, when he takes part in a testing session at Silverstone with Jordan this week.

Baumgartner Could Test for Others, Says Manager

Hungarian Minardi driver Zsolt Baumgartner may test for another team before the end of this year, according to his manager, Tamas Frank.

Minardi to Sacrifice Engine Power for Reliability

Minardi have "consciously" chosen not to get the same specification Cosworth engine than Jaguar and Jordan in 2004, team boss Paul Stoddart said on Sunday.

Grapevine: Minardi Conquer Budapest

Minardi gave their Hungarian fans something to cheer about today, when the country's first Formula One driver, Zsolt Baumgartner, took a few lucky people for a ride around the streets of Budapest in one of the team's two-seater cars.

Baumgartner to Test for Minardi Next Week

Hungarian driver Zsolt Baumgartner will test a Minardi Formula One car for the first time next Tuesday, having completed his seat fitting at the team's Faenza factory on Thursday.

Baumgartner Makes First Payment to Minardi

Hungarian Zsolt Baumgartner looks set to be able to keep his Minardi drive, as his management has decided to take a risk and transfer the first term of payment to the Faenza-based team on Wednesday.

Grapevine: Fans Step In to Help Baumgartner

Just a few days after one of his main sponsors, oil company Mol Rt. decided to reduce its backing, Hungarian Zsolt Baumgartner's Formula One career has been thrown a lifeline by some of his loyal supporters.

Baumgartner's Manager Says Minardi Deal at Risk

Zsolt Baumgartner's chances to make it to the 2004 Formula One grid suffered a big blow on Thursday, when his management declined an offer from one of his main sponsors, Hungarian oil company Mol Rt.

Grapevine: Baumgartner in Sponsorship Trouble

Minardi driver Zsolt Baumgartner may fail to appear on the 2004 Formula One grid after the Hungarian press reported on Friday that one of his main backers, oil company Mol Rt., wanted to reduce the amount of sponsorship promised to him last year.

Government: Baumgartner Backing an Investment

The government backing given to Zsolt Baumgartner, letting him drive for Minardi in the 2004 season is an "investment" rather than sponsorship, according to Hungarian sports minister Ferenc Gyurcsany.

Baumgartner in Talks Over Minardi Seat

After seeing his chances of getting a Jordan race seat for 2004 fading, Hungary's first Formula One driver, Zsolt Baumgartner has contacted Minardi about a possible move to the Faenza-based team, it has been revealed today.

Baumgartner Glad with Jordan Opportunity

F3000 participant Zsolt Baumgartner will become the first Hungarian to drive a Formula One car during a Grand Prix weekend, it has been revealed today.

Hungaroring Face-Lift Given Green Light

Changes proposed for the Hungaroring circuit ahead of this year's Hungarian Grand Prix have been given the go-ahead, track officials said today.