2017 Hungarian Grand Prix

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2017 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 20 in the 2017 Formula One World Championship
Layout of the Hungaroring circuit
Layout of the Hungaroring circuit
Race details[1]
Date 30 July 2017
Official name Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2017
Location Hungaroring
Mogyoród, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 306.630 km (190.531 mi)
Weather Sunny
Attendance 199,000[2]
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:16.276
Fastest lap
Driver Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda
Time 1:20.182 on lap 69
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Mercedes

The 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2017) was a Formula One motor race that took place on 30 July 2017 at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary. The 2017 event was the 32nd time that the race has been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950, every single time at the Hungaroring.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel entered the round leading the World Drivers' Championship by one point ahead of Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes led Ferrari by fifty-five points.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Paul di Resta replaced Felipe Massa at Williams after Massa was taken ill after free practice. Massa's failure to compete in the race broke a streak of 605 consecutive races in which a Brazilian driver contested a Formula 1 World Championship race.

Practice[edit]

Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo went fastest in first practice,[3] setting a time of 1:18.486. He was followed by the Ferrari of Kimi Räikkönen and the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton in second and third. In second practice,[4] Ricciardo again set the fastest time followed by Vettel and Bottas. Saturday's third and final practice[5] was topped by Vettel, with Räikkönen second and Bottas third. Vettel set the quickest time of all three practices with a 1:17.017.

Williams's Felipe Massa was taken ill after Practice 3. Massa had been unwell and dizzy[6] on Friday but was certified as fit to compete in Practice 3 by the medical staff. However, Massa did not feel any better during Practice 3, and his seat was taken by Williams reserve driver Paul di Resta for qualifying and the race.

Qualifying[edit]

In Q1, Williams reserve driver Paul di Resta made his first start since the 2013 Brazilian Grand Prix and quickly got up to speed with little prior practice. Di Resta's only experience in a hybrid F1 car consisted of 10 laps in a 2014-spec car and some laps in the simulator prior to the Australian Grand Prix.[7] Di Resta qualified 19th in a car with Massa's settings, a performance that was described as "unbelievable" by Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.[8] Di Resta later admitted that he was "scared, nervous, [and] anxious" about how he would perform given his lack of experience.

In Q3, Sebastian Vettel secured pole position with a time of 1:16.276. His teammate Kimi Räikkönen secured second place, thus giving Ferrari its first qualifying 1–2 in Hungary since 2004. Mercedes locked out the second row on the grid, Red Bull locked out the third row on the grid, and McLaren-Honda locked out the fourth row of the grid in its best qualifying performance of the season.

Race[edit]

At the start of the race, Vettel stayed ahead of his teammate and Bottas whilst Verstappen tried to go around the outside of Räikkönen and Bottas. Being forced off the track by Bottas, Verstappen went onto the curbs and was almost passed by his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. The teammates collided at turn 2, after Verstappen's tyres locked up. This caused Ricciardo's radiator to break, forcing him to retire. Verstappen subsequently received a 10-second penalty for causing the incident. Ricciardo condemned Verstappen and called the incident "an amateur error". Verstappen later apologised for the incident after the chequered flag.[9]

The safety car was called out almost immediately to clear Ricciardo's stricken Red Bull car and clean up oil from the track surface. The safety car went in at the end of lap 5, and shortly after the restart Vettel started to notice his steering pulling left on the straights. He was instructed to avoid the kerbs and his lap times started to increase, allowing teammate Kimi Räikkönen and the two Mercedes to catch up.

Romain Grosjean pitted and was released with a loose wheel-nut. His car had to be retired and Haas F1 Team was fined €5,000 for releasing Grosjean in unsafe conditions.

Räikkönen radioed to Ferrari that he wanted to get Vettel to move aside because Vettel was having problems and Räikkönen was putting in quicker lap times. Ferrari ordered Vettel to speed up and Räikkönen kept up with him, and they both gradually increased the gap to both Mercedes cars. Hamilton was allowed past teammate Bottas and given 10 laps to use his engine overtake mode to try and get past Räikkönen. Mercedes promised that if Hamilton couldn't get past, they would switch the cars back.

With nine laps to go, Nico Hülkenberg was forced off track by Kevin Magnussen and subsequently had to retire his car due to issues with the brakes and the gearbox. Magnussen was later given a five-second penalty for his actions, which were described as "nasty" by Hülkenberg.[10] Hülkenberg condemned Magnussen and called him "the most unsporting driver on the grid".[10]

With Verstappen closing in, it appeared as if the switch back wasn't going to happen, but coming out of the last corner on the last lap, Hamilton slowed down, allowing Bottas past to claim the podium. Hamilton finished fourth, with Verstappen in fifth. McLaren-Honda got their first double-points finish of the season with Alonso finishing sixth and Vandoorne finishing tenth. This result moved them out of last place in the Constructors' standings. Carlos Sainz Jr. finished seventh for Toro Rosso. Force India got yet another double-points finish with Pérez in eighth and Ocon in ninth.

As a result of the race, Vettel extended his lead in the Drivers' Championship over Hamilton to 14 points. Mercedes's lead in the Constructors' Championship was reduced to 39 points over Ferrari.[11]

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:17.244 1:16.802 1:16.276 1
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:17.364 1:17.207 1:16.444 2
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:18.058 1:17.362 1:16.530 3
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.492 1:16.693 1:16.707 4
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:17.266 1:17.028 1:16.797 5
6 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:17.702 1:17.698 1:16.818 6
7 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:18.137 1:17.655 1:17.468 121
8 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 1:18.395 1:17.919 1:17.549 7
9 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 1:18.479 1:18.000 1:17.894 8
10 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 1:18.948 1:18.311 1:18.912 9
11 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 1:18.699 1:18.415 10
12 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 1:18.843 1:18.495 11
13 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 1:18.702 1:18.538 162
14 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:19.0953 1:18.639 13
15 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:19.085 1:18.771 14
16 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:19.0953 15
17 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 1:19.102 17
18 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 1:19.839 18
19 40 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Williams-Mercedes 1:19.868 19
20 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:19.972 20
107% time: 1:22.651
Source:[12]
Notes

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 70 1:39:46.713 1 25
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 70 +0.908 2 18
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 70 +12.462 3 15
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 70 +12.885 4 12
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 70 +13.276 5 10
6 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 70 +1:11.223 7 8
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 69 +1 Lap 9 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 69 +1 Lap 13 4
9 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 69 +1 Lap 11 2
10 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 69 +1 Lap 8 1
11 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 69 +1 Lap 16
12 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 69 +1 Lap 10
131 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 69 +1 Lap 15
14 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 69 +1 Lap 17
15 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 68 +2 Laps 18
16 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 68 +2 Laps 20
172 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 67 Brakes 12
Ret 40 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Williams-Mercedes 60 Oil leak 19
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 20 Wheel nut 14
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 0 Collision 6
Source:[13]
Notes
  • ^1Kevin Magnussen had 5 seconds added to his race time for forcing Nico Hülkenberg off the track.
  • ^2Nico Hülkenberg retired from the race, but was classified as he had completed 90% of the race distance.

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2017". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "F1 reveals overall rise in 2017 attendance". GPupdate.net. JHED Media BV. 8 December 2017. Archived from the original on 9 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Results". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  4. ^ "Results". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  5. ^ "Results". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  6. ^ RACING, WILLIAMS (2017-07-29). "Statement from @WilliamsRacing on @MassaFelipe19 #HungarianGPpic.twitter.com/I6W47CE6tk". @WilliamsRacing. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  7. ^ "'It was like being thrown off a cliff' – Di Resta on his late Williams call up". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  8. ^ Straw, Adam Cooper and Edd. "Paul di Resta F1 qualifying performance unbelievable – Toto Wolff". Autosport.com. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  9. ^ "Verstappen apologises as Ricciardo bemoans 'amateur' error". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  10. ^ a b "Hulkenberg blasts 'nasty' Magnussen after Hungary clash". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  11. ^ "Race – Vettel wins as Ferrari prove unstoppable in Hungary". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2017-07-30. 
  12. ^ "Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2017 – Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 29 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "2017 Formula 1 Hungary Prix – Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Ltd. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 

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