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The 2018 Hungarian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:02 pm

This is the place to discuss everything related to the 12th round of the 2018 season taking place in Budapest between the 27th and 29th 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 11:00 local time - 08:00 GMT
2nd Practice 15:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Saturday
Practice 12:00 local time - 09:00 GMT
Qualifying 15:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

Sunday
Race 15:00 local time - 12:00 GMT

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Re: The 2018 Hungarian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:22 pm

This is the last weekend before the summer hiatus when teams have a little time before the next event to fine tune their latest updates.

What to expect?
Ferrari were strong here last year taking both the top steps on the podium with Lewis taking the bottom step.
Will this happen again?
My gut tells me that Ferrari are on another level this season and, if they can make the top steps with last season's car, they can do it again.
The big questions are where will the Red Bulls finish. Yes, they are still slower on the straights but they are quick through the rest of the circuit. I expect the Daniel Ricciardo will again face some grid penalties however this has not been disclosed. So, will young Max be able to do something to upset the Mercedes duo? That drag strip to turn 1 will hinder much of his efforts but, should he be able to hang on the outside of turn 1, he will be on the inside of turn 2 and then it will be a case of 'Catch me if you can!'
Next should be the Haas and they are getting closer to the pace of the Red Bulls. I would be looking over my shoulder if they were gridded behind me. I can't imagine Romain Grosjean having a successive bad race so both he and Magnussen should be somewhere around here.
The same goes for the Renaults. Nico Hulkenberg had a great home GP and Sainz should again be back on the pace.
The Force India's are also showing a burst of speed so this should take care of the top 12. I do expect Ricciardo to be somewhere around 8th at the end of the race.
Sauber have been the surprise packet this season and I am impressed with their progress. Yes, the kid Charles Leclerc has scored most of their points but Marcus Ericsson's finish in the points may be the nudge that he needed to get his season back on track.
The last teams should be McLaren, Toro Rosso and then Williams.

Mind you, these are my thoughts. What happens on Sunday will either tell you if I am psychic or a fool.

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Re: The 2018 Hungarian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:16 am

FP1 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver	Team
1	1:17.613	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
2	1:17.692	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
3	1:17.701	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
4	1:17.948	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
5	1:18.036	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
6	1:18.470	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
7	1:18.975	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
8	1:19.025	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
9	1:19.128	Carlos Sainz	  Renault
10	1:19.187	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
11	1:19.352	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
12	1:19.690	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
13	1:19.841	Brendon Hartley	  Toro Rosso
14	1:20.012	Lance Stroll	  Williams
15	1:20.065	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
16	1:20.151	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
17	1:20.159	Sergio Perez	  Force India
18	1:20.293	Antonio Giovinazzi Sauber
19	1:20.307	Sergey Sirotkin	  Williams
20	1:20.697	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
A fairly interesting session with many teams pushing too hard too early, many locking up into turn 1 and ruining a set of tyres.
Marcus Ericsson probably had the most interesting session with a couple of spins and damaging the floor on his second.
Nico Hulkenberg had, what looked to be, and electrical systems shutdown but the video sounded a bit more catastrophic than that.

All Ferrari teams are carrying tributes to Ferrari/Fiat/Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne who passed away this week.

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Re: The 2018 Hungarian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:21 am

FP2 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	1:16.834	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
2	1:16.908	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
3	1:17.061	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
4	1:17.153	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
5	1:17.587	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
6	1:17.868	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
7	1:18.065	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
8	1:18.495	Carlos Sainz	  Renault
9	1:18.518	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
10	1:18.761	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
11	1:18.850	Sergio Perez	  Force India
12	1:18.857	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
13	1:18.880	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
14	1:18.913	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
15	1:18.916	Brendon Hartley	  Toro Rosso
16	1:19.043	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
17	1:19.137	Charles Leclerc	  Sauber
18	1:19.645	Lance Stroll	  Williams
19	1:19.712	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
20	1:19.770	Sergey Sirotkin	  Williams

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Re: The 2018 Hungarian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:19 am

FP3 Results

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	1:16.170	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
2	1:16.229	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
3	1:16.373	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
4	1:16.749	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
5	1:16.803	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
6	1:16.946	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
7	1:17.754	Carlos Sainz	  Renault
8	1:18.083	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
9	1:18.084	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
10	1:18.139	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
11	1:18.230	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
12	1:18.252	Brendon Hartley	  Toro Rosso
13	1:18.376	Charles Leclerc	  Sauber
14	1:18.467	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
15	1:18.512	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
16	1:18.630	Sergey Sirotkin	  Williams
17	1:18.789	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
18	1:18.842	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
19	1:18.962	Sergio Perez	  Force India
20	1:19.132	Lance Stroll	  Williams
Big news overnight was that Force India had been placed in the hands of the administrators. Rumour is that there are some interested parties looking towards the purchase of the team.

It was a difficult session for Mercedes with both cars spinning at the turn 6 & 7 chicane. Late in the session, Valtteri Bottas lost his Mercedes an ended up against the barrier. The car was driven away, chched in the pits and returned to the circuit. Lewis spun earlier with no contact.

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Re: The 2018 Hungarian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:29 am

Qualifying

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Pos	Time		Driver		  Team
1	1:35.658	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
2	1:35.918	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
3	1:36.186	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
4	1:36.210	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
5	1:36.743	Carlos Sainz	  Renault
6	1:37.591	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
7	1:38.032	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing
8	1:38.128	Brendon Hartley	  Toro Rosso
9	1:39.858	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
10	1:40.593	Romain Grosjean	  Haas
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11	1:35.214	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren
12	1:36.442	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing
13	1:36.506	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
14	1:37.075	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
15	No Time		Lance Stroll	  Williams
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16	1:18.782	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
17	1:18.817	Charles Leclerc	  Sauber
18	1:19.142	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
19	1:19.200	Sergio Perez	  Force India
20	1:19.301	Sergey Sirotkin	  Williams
Q1 started under the threat of rain. Teams all ventured out to set a time before it came.
Q2 and the rain started. The early runners had the best of the conditions and these deteriorated throughout the remainder of the session.
Q3 and the expected dominance of the Ferrari didn't occur. This sets it up for an exciting Sunday.

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Re: The 2018 Hungarian GP Thead

Post by cmlean » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:35 am

Results

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Pos	Driver		  Team
1	Lewis Hamilton	  Mercedes
2	Sebastian Vettel  Ferrari
3	Kimi Räikkönen	  Ferrari
4	Daniel Ricciardo  Red Bull Racing 
5	Valtteri Bottas	  Mercedes
6	Pierre Gasly	  Toro Rosso
7	Kevin Magnussen	  Haas
8	Fernando Alonso	  McLaren 
9	Carlos Sainz	  Renault
10	Romain Grosjean	  Haas 
11	Brendon Hartley	  Toro Rosso
12	Nico Hulkenberg	  Renault
13	Esteban Ocon	  Force India
14	Sergio Perez	  Force India
15	Marcus Ericsson	  Sauber
16	Sergey Sirotkin	  Williams
17	Lance Stroll	  Williams 
DNF	Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren
DNF	Max Verstappen	  Red Bull Racing 
DNF	Charles Leclerc	  Sauber 
Bottas incurred a 10 second penalty for his collision with Ricciardo but did not alter the results.

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