2014 Hungarian Grand Prix
|Race 11 of 19 in the 2014 Formula One season|
Layout of the Hungaroring circuit
|Date||27 July 2014|
|Official name||Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2014|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
4.381 km (2.722 mi)
|Distance||70 laps, 306.630 km (190.539 mi)|
|Weather||Overcast. Wet track at start, then drying.
Scattered thunderstorms during the day, temperatures reaching a maximum of 26 degrees.
|Time||1:25.724 on lap 64|
|First||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault|
The 2014 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2014) was a Formula One motor race held on 27 July 2014 at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary. It was the eleventh round of the 2014 Formula One season and the 29th Hungarian Grand Prix. The race, contested over 70 laps, was won by Daniel Ricciardo for the Red Bull team after starting from fourth position. Fernando Alonso finished second in a Ferrari, with Lewis Hamilton third in a Mercedes.
The race was only the third Hungarian Grand Prix to be rain-affected, after the 2006 and 2011 races. Thunderstorms and heavy rain soaked the track at around lunchtime, forcing the drivers to start on intermediates before the track dried out later on in the race.
The Grand Prix was contested by eleven teams, each of two drivers. The teams, also known as constructors, were Red Bull, Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Lotus, McLaren, Force India, Sauber, Torro Rosso, Williams, Marussia and Caterham. Tyre supplier Pirelli brought four different tyre types to the race: two dry compounds, the medium "primes" and the soft "options" and two wet-weather compounds, the intermediate and full wet. The drag reduction system (DRS) had two activation zones for the race; one was on the start/finish straight from the final to first corners, and the second from turns 1 and 2.
Going into the race, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg led the Drivers' Championship with 190 points, ahead of team-mate Lewis Hamilton on 176 points and Daniel Ricciardo on 106. Fernando Alonso was fourth with 97 points while Valtteri Bottas was fifth on 91 points. In the Constructors' Championship Mercedes were leading with 366 points, Red Bull and Williams were second and third with 188 and 121 points respectively, while Ferrari with 116 and Force India on 98 points rounded out the top five positions. Mercedes had so far dominated the championship, winning nine out of the ten previous races, with Ricciardo winning the Canadian Grand Prix. Kevin Magnussen and Bottas had each gained second place finishes, and Vettel, Alonso, Jenson Button and Sergio Pérez had achieved third place podium finishes.
Several teams made technical changes to their cars for the Grand Prix. Marussia changed one of their MR03 chassis for Max Chilton following balance and electrical issues that arose during the Austrian Grand Prix. Williams introduced a small wing section, aimed at increasing the amount of downforce, and therefore grip, produced by the bodywork. Lotus brought new front wing endplates, which were designed to scavenge airflow more efficiently.
Practice and qualifying
Three practice sessions were held before the race; two 90 minute sessions on Friday and one lasting an hour on Saturday. Hamilton was the fastest driver in the first practice session, ahead of Rosberg and Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen. Chilton's Marussia car was afflicted by an oil leak, resulting in a fire; this restricted him to completing only five timed laps, and he was 21st overall. Hamilton was fastest in the second session, ahead of Rosberg, Vettel and Alonso — although Hamilton had struggled with tyre grip throughout the session. The third session on Saturday morning saw Hamilton again fastest, ahead of Rosberg, Ricciardo and Vettel.
The qualifying session on Saturday afternoon was split into three parts. The first part ran for 18 minutes and eliminated the cars from qualifying that finished the session 17th or lower. During this session, the 107% rule was in effect, which necessitated each driver set a time within 107% of the quickest lap to qualify for the race. The second part of qualifying lasted 15 minutes and eliminated cars that finished in positions 11 to 16. The final part of qualifying determined the positions from first to tenth, and decided pole position.
Rosberg achieved his sixth pole position of the season, and his first at the Hungaroring, with a time of 1:22.715. He was joined on the front row by Vettel.
The race started at 14:00 local time. The track was wet before the race, as thunderstorms had hit the area throughout the day. The air temperature ranged between 20 to 21 °C (68 to 70 °F), with the track temperature between 27 to 28 °C (81 to 82 °F).
The top three drivers appeared on the podium to collect their trophies, and were interviewed by a selected media delegate before the subsequent press conference.
|2||1||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull-Renault||1:25.662||1:23.606||1:23.201||2|
|4||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull-Renault||1:25.495||1:23.676||1:23.391||4|
|8||25||Jean-Éric Vergne||Toro Rosso-Renault||1:24.941||1:24.637||1:24.720||8|
|9||27||Nico Hülkenberg||Force India-Mercedes||1:26.149||1:24.647||1:24.775||9|
|10||20||Kevin Magnussen||McLaren-Mercedes||1:26.578||1:24.585||no time||PL|
|11||26||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso-Renault||1:25.361||1:24.706||10|
|13||11||Sergio Pérez||Force India-Mercedes||1:25.910||1:25.211||12|
|107% time: 1:30:886|
|NC||44||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes||no time||PL1|
|NC||13||Pastor Maldonado||Lotus-Renault||no time||201|
- ^1 — Pastor Maldonado and Lewis Hamilton failed to set a lap time in Q1. They were later given permission to start by race stewards.
Standings after the race
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.
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