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The 2017 Hungarian GP Thread

Postby cmlean » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:49 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 11th round of the 2017 season taking place in Budapest between the 28th and 30th of July.

To submit your 10 'n' Pole Picks for Hungary click here, to register in the competition click here

Picks for Hungary close at the start of Saturday practice

The event timetable for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Friday
1st Practice 10:00 local time - 08:00 GMT
2nd Practice 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 11:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
Qualifying 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 14:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

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Re: The 2017 Hungarian GP Thread

Postby cmlean » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:32 pm

This weekend we head to Hungary for the last race before the mid-season break.
With Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes on a roll, Sebastian Vettel will have to be at his best to maintain his slim championship lead.
Valtteri Bottas has shown his class with 2 wins and 2 poles in 2017 for his new team.
Kimi has not really switched on this season in what is arguably the next best car.
The Red Bulls have been going reasonably well with Daniel Ricciardo have a great run of podiums culminating with a win in Azerbaijan. Hopefully his team mate Young Max's run of bad luck is over.
The pink Force India twins of Perez and Ocon have performed admirably and are close to the podium.
Toro Rosso. I think that Kvyat has been rattled by his demotion from the main team and then the pace of Carlos Jr, he is making too many mistakes. These become compounded when he makes contact with his team mate. Advice Daniil. Work with him, not against.

Now to the rest. Where do we start.
Williams. Other than Azerbaijan, this team has under-performed. I understand that having a novice driver can be detrimental to overall results but Lance Stroll is starting to show some class. Now he has achieved both first points and then a podium, his confidence is on a high. If they can get it together, this team is a regular top 10 finisher.
Renault. After some time at the rear of field, Hulkenberg has showed some real pace and Palmer is so close to points on so many occasions.
Hass. Again, a model of inconsistency. With Grosjean forever complaining about his brakes and Magnussen with only 3 points finishes, this team needs to step up to the big league.
McLaren. I feel the Honda, and hence McLaren, are finally showing signs that they are turning the corner. With 3 years of racing development, a company the size of Honda should have their act together. Not saying it is all their fault. The chassis wasn't quite there for some time but that seems to have been rectified.
Sauber. The decision to use last seasons Ferrari power unit has come back to bite them. Maybe next season but forget this one.

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Re: The 2017 Hungarian GP Thread

Postby cmlean » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:37 am

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	01:18.486	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
2	01:18.720	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
3	01:18.858	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
4	01:19.162	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
5	01:19.248	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
6	01:19.563	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
7	01:19.987	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
8	01:20.005	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
9	01:20.150	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
10	01:20.461	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
11	01:20.540	Felipe Massa	  Williams
12	01:20.574	Sergio Perez	  Force India
13	01:20.780	Daniil Kvyat	  Toro Rosso
14	01:20.917	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
15	01:20.974	Lance Stroll	  Williams
16	01:21.313	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
17	01:21.602	Alfonso Celis	  Force India
18	01:21.785	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
19	01:22.251	Antonio Giovinazzi Haas
20	01:22.490	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
Alfonso Celis and Antonio Giovinazzi appeared for their respective teams for free practice 1 leaving Esteban Ocon and Kevin Magnussen sitting on the wall waiting for their cars to be returned for their stint in free practice 2. Alfonso Celis kept up his end of the deal bringing the car back but Antonio Giovinazzi left his Hass firmly planted in the tyre barrier. This brought out the first red flag for the day to allow the marshals opportunity to clear the track to allow practice to resume. In the final moments of the session, Jolyon Palmer ran wide in turn 4 and, while trying to return to the track, ripped off his front wing and punctured his right front. Debris spread into turn 5 and the session came to a close.

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Re: The 2017 Hungarian GP Thread

Postby cmlean » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:54 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	01:18.455	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
2	01:18.638	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
3	01:18.656	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
4	01:18.755	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
5	01:18.779	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
6	01:18.951	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
7	01:19.714	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
8	01:19.815	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
9	01:19.834	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
10	01:19.909	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
11	01:20.126	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
12	01:20.266	Sergio Perez	  Force India
13	01:20.577	Daniil Kvyat	  Toro Rosso
14	01:20.791	Lance Stroll	  Williams
15	01:20.869	Felipe Massa	  Williams
16	01:21.175	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
17	01:21.345	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
18	01:21.504	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
19	01:21.559	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
20	01:21.722	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
Free practice 2 was disrupted twice with red flags for similar incidents by Pascal Wehrlein in his Sauber and Jolyon Palmer's Renault. Both cars entered their turns, rear end began to let go, drivers marginally over-corrected and the cars hit the tyre walls. Pascal Wehlein's incident the most frightening by going into the initial barrier on the right front corner before recoiling into the barrier on the other side of the service road access and wiping out the left side. Palmer's damage was primarily to the right rear corner. Both drivers walked away with apparently no injuries but Wehrlein did visit the medical center.

For the second time today, the Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo topped the time sheets. Hamilton's time is impressive as his time was done on softs while nearly all other times by the others were done super softs.

Hulkenberg is poised to take a 5 place grid penalty for a gearbox change.

Bring on Saturday!

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Re: The 2017 Hungarian GP Thread

Postby Tim » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:23 pm

Good to see Ricciardo up there .... lets hope for another win for him here

Would be good to see three teams up there

Alonso being 8th just shows how pathetic Honda power is!

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Re: The 2017 Hungarian GP Thread

Postby cmlean » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:39 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	01:17.017	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
2	01:17.492	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
3	01:17.914	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
4	01:18.194	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
5	01:18.434	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
6	01:18.638	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
7	01:18.699	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
8	01:18.714	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
9	01:18.884	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
10	01:18.956	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
11	01:19.300	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
12	01:19.352	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
13	01:19.455	Daniil Kvyat	  Toro Rosso
14	01:19.609	Sergio Perez	  Force India
15	01:19.622	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
16	01:19.895	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
17	01:20.255	Felipe Massa	  Williams
18	01:20.379	Lance Stroll	  Williams
19	01:20.446	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
20	01:20.748	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
Massa completed a small number of laps and it was announced the Paul di Resta will replace him in the Williams for qualifying and the race.

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Re: The 2017 Hungarian GP Thread

Postby cmlean » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:02 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	01:16.276	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
2	01:16.444	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
3	01:16.530	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
4	01:16.707	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
5	01:16.797	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
6	01:16.818	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
7	01:17.468	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
8	01:17.549	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
9	01:17.894	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
10	01:18.912	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
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11	01:18.415	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
12	01:18.495	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
13	01:18.538	Daniil Kvyat	  Toro Rosso
14	01:18.639	Sergio Perez	  Force India
15	01:18.771	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
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16	01:19.095	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
17	01:19.102	Lance Stroll	  Williams
18	01:19.839	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
19	01:19.868	Paul di Resta	  Williams
20	01:19.972	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
It sort of looks like Noah's ark. 2 x 2 x 2....

The Ferrari duo settled into qualifying and did the business when it mattered.
Valtteri Bottas set his time on his first run while Lewis aborted his and could only manage fourth on his second run.

Paul di Resta quietly got down to business improving each lap. Impressive as his car setup is for Massa and will be stuck with it for the race. Considering he hasn't raced in Formula 1 since 2013, it is a great effort.

Penalties.
Nico Hulkenberg gets a 5 grid place penalty which pushes him down to 12th.
Daniil Kvyat also gets a 3 grid place penalty for obstructing Lance Stroll in Q1 and will start out of 16th.

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Re: The 2017 Hungarian GP Thread

Postby cmlean » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:49 pm

Race Results

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Pos	Driver		  Team
1	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
2	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
3	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
4	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
5	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
6	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
7	Carlos Sainz	  Toro Rosso
8	Sergio Perez	  Force India
9	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
10	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
11	Daniil Kvyat	  Toro Rosso
12	Jolyon Palmer	  Renault
13	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
14	Lance Stroll	  Williams
15	Pascal Wehrlein	  Sauber
16	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
17	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
NC	Paul di Resta	  Williams
NC	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
NC	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing


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