GP Hungary: x-ray: Hungary 2016 step-by-step

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The first day at the Hungaroring was marked by the heat and the study of the new asphalt on the part of pilots and engineers. The surface, much more adherent and, above all, to lisa, changed completely the situation with regard to past seasons, and the teams focused their work on analyzing the behaviour of the tyres in the path of hungary, especially the superblando, which was used for the first time in this circuit.

In the day of Saturday, things began similarly in the first free practice session, with the asphalt exceeding 50 ° C in temperature, and Mercedes leading the way, although with Max Verstappen just a few thousandths of a second. But the rain appeared suddenly and with force before qualifying, so race direction decided to delay the celebration of the same in several occasions, occur later several red flags. In the last part of Q2 was already rolled away with dry tyres and, in the session short, we got the best times of the weekend, with the sun warming up with force.

it was Not a Large Award with plenty of action and overtaking, but with duels to the short distance marked by the strategy and the rhythms solid and constant. In the main Lewis Hamilton beat Nico Rosberg, thus the lead of the championship for the first time this season. Further back, Ricciardo managed to hold off Vettel and Verstappen to Räikkönen, while Fernando Alonso knew how to stay ahead of Carlos Sainz, after to overtake him on the exit.

below, we review a pilot to pilot the highlight of your weekend.

Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton

Friday: Happy with the behaviour of the car, despite having lost a lot of time on the track with his accident in the second session.

Saturday: You have worked hard to pick up the pace and was on the point of being eliminated in Q2, but came to have the pole position to the last attempt, which had to slow down for the yellow flag.

Sunday: race Winner. It did not go well, but managed to keep the first square at the base of the craft, being able to carry the strategic initiative for the rest of the race. He managed the tyres making sure that the target marked is met and pressed when he did not need.

Nico Rosberg

Friday: Ecstatic with the behavior of the car, which has been defined as “the incredible silver arrow”.

Saturday: States that raised the foot to pass through the zone of double yellow flag, but still improved to his final time, so that he was called to testify by the commissioners. It was not sanctioned by demonstrating the telemetry that had significantly reduced speed.

Sunday: 2nd 1.9 seconds behind the winner. Came to lose second place, but regained it ahead of Ricciardo in the second curve. After that, he could not unsettle Hamilton enough on a circuit not given to the overtaking.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
HAM 1:21.347 (1) 1:21.960 (5th) 34+4 1:20.769 (4th) 23 1:34.210 (2nd) 1:24.836 (10th) 1:20.108 (2nd)
ROS 1:21.584 (2nd) 1:20.435 (1) 34+45 1:20.261 (1) 25 1:33.302 (1) 1:22.806 (2nd) 1:19.965 (1)

Ferrari

Sebastian Vettel

Friday: Suffered problems with the gearbox, must do a reprogramming of the electronic systems. Lack of balance and speed in the three sectors.

Saturday: The yellow flag and the traffic prevented him from improving his time, but he thinks that the race pace will allow him to fight for the podium.

Sunday: ranked 4th to 28,2 seconds behind the winner. The pace was very good, but at the end of fifth the first lap, the podium was complicated . At the end of the race and pushed Ricciardo, but could not pass.

Kimi Räikkönen

Friday: Happy with the progress that’s been made throughout the day, although still need to get a good balance in the car.

Saturday: I was Not able to improve in Q2 in line with the track and was losing posts to get deleted.

Sunday: 6th place 49 seconds behind the winner. Your first relay with soft was the key to his comeback. At the end of the race, when pressed Verstappen, lost endplate of his front wing, but continued to insist until the last lap.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
VET 1:22.991 (3rd) 1:21.348 (3rd) 22+31 1:21.185 (6th) 22 1:35.718 (4th) 1:24.082 (6th) 1:20.874 (5th)
RAI 1:23.082 (4th) 1:22.058 (6th) 19+46 1:20.859 (5th) 18 1:36.853 (8th) 1:25.435 (14º)

Williams

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Valtteri Bottas

Friday: a Lot of work with the tires, still need to improve the behaviour of the car. The new asphalt causes a lot of degradation in the tire superblando.

Saturday: complicated qualifying Session, but managed to get to Q3. Then, the yellow flag prevented him to certify the improvement that I was getting.

Sunday: 9th classified to 1 turn of the winner. It kept the Force India behind at the start and then was able to lengthen the first relay with superblandos. Their pace was insufficient as to be of concern to Carlos Sainz.

Felipe Massa

Friday: complicated Day with a lot of tests to improve the behavior of the tires.

Saturday: Lost control on the step to intermediate tyres and ended up against the protections.

Sunday: 18 classified 2 laps of the winner. After the accident of the classification, ran the direction off-center, which was very hard in the right hand corners.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
BOT 1:24.370 (13th) 1:22.773 (14th) 33+38 1:21.649 (8th) 21 1:42.758 (16th) 1:24.506 (8th) 1:22.182 (10th)
MORE 1:24.154 (12th) 1:22.681 (12th) 27+39 1:21.975 (11th) 28 1:43.999 (18th)

Red Bull

Daniel Ricciardo

Friday: Happy for having been faster than the Ferrari, although doubt that Mercedes can be achievable.

Saturday: The yellow flag caused him to slow down, losing the option to fight for the pole position.

Sunday: 3º classified to 27.5 seconds of the winner. Ahead of Rosberg, but in the second turn lost the position again. It soon became clear that Mercedes were unattainable and focused on keeping Vettel behind. Suffered at the end of the race with the tyres, but was able to keep the podium.

Max Verstappen

Friday: Satisfied with the day, the goal is to keep Ferrari behind.

Saturday: he had No time to go for goal and attempt a final fast lap, as they took to the track with cars in front and was not able to accelerate the march.

Sunday: 5th ranked 48,6 seconds of the winner. Placed fourth at the start, but Vettel won the position at the first stop and, as his companion, suffered with the tyres in the final phase, to be reached by Räikkönen. They both touched it, breaking the side of the front wing for the finn, who could not eventually overtake him.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Libres 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
RIC 1:23.174 (5th) 1:21.030 (2nd) 28+36 1:20.726 (3rd) 22 1:39.968 (12th) 1:23.234 (3rd) 1:20.280 (3rd)
SEE 1:23.457 (6th) 1:21.770 (4th) 27+35 1:20.263 (2nd) 10 1:40.424 (13th) 1:22.660 (1) 1:20.557 (4th)

Force India

Sergio Perez

Friday: The red flag of the second session halted its work in short runs, but the results in the long are very encouraging.

Saturday: Made a mistake in turn 5 during his last attempt in Q2, losing all option of move forward.

Sunday: 11th classified in 1 turn of the winner. Tried to make a single stop, but the tyre means it did not work well and decided to do a second. The mechanics were not prepared and lost a lot of time waiting.

Nico Hülkenberg

Friday Day: very promising, the car has behaved very well and the long runs have produced positive results.

Saturday: In the dry, understeer will hurt a lot, but in the wet we found it to be very comfortable.

Sunday: 10th classified to 1 turn of the winner. Lost a position at the start and came out behind Kvyat and Massa after the first pit stop destroying your tires. In the second, he slipped the clutch and the stop was slow, leaving behind Palmer.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
PER 1:24.073 (10th) 1:22.653 (10th) 29+38 1:21.672 (9th) 22 1:41.411 (14th) 1:25.416 (13th)
HUL 1:24.120 (11th) 1:22.449 (9th) 29+41 1:22.427 (17th) 22 1:41.471 (15th) 1:23.901 (5th) 1:21.283 (9th)

Renault

Kevin Magnussen

Friday: Gave his car to Esteban Ocon in the first session, he had no problems on the second.

Saturday: The good feelings of the third free practice session on dry evaporated with the rain.

Sunday: 15th classified 1 lap of the winner. Lost many positions in the output, even though the first relay superblandos was pretty good.

Jolyon Palmer

Friday: A recurring problem with the fuel pump prevented him from rolling during the greater part of the day.

Saturday: The red flag prevented him from improving his initial turn of Q1.

Sunday: the 12th-ranked 1 lap of the winner. I rode in the points consistently when he suffered a spin at turn 4, losing three positions and the possibility of scoring.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
MAG 1:23.347 (17th) 41 1:21.989 (12th) 13 1:44.543 (19º)
PAL 1:28.560 (22nd) 1:23.528 (19th) 6+12 1:21.935 (10th) 19 1:43.965 (17th)

Toro Rosso

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Daniil Kvyat

Friday: A day of instability in the behaviour of the car, a lot of pending work for the night.

Saturday: When he went to put slicks in Q2, the tires were not prepared and came out in traffic, making his return behind the Button.

Sunday: 16th ranked 1 lap of the winner. Went wrong with a lot of slippage in the wheels, losing positions and any option to highlight. Neither showed pace to have well deserved.

Carlos Sainz

Friday: despite having improved somewhat in the second session, the car is not going any good one. Have to download the rear spoiler in order to not lose top speed compared to the others.

Saturday: Very comfortable in the wet and surprised by the time on dry, which was markedly better than that of the free 3 despite having been on a track in worse conditions.

Sunday: 8th classified 1 lap of the winner., Alonso was ahead in the exit and could not pass in the entire race, losing pace at the end, but holding off Bottas without problems.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
KVY 1:25.324 (19th) 1:22.948 (16th) 16+ 1:22.541 (18th) 18 1:36.714 (7th) 1:25.301 (12th)
UPS 1:24.579 (14th) 1:22.689 (13th) 27+24 1:22.402 (16th) 21 1:36.115 (6th) 1:24.734 (9th) 1:21.131 (6th)

Sauber

Marcus Ericsson

Friday: A normal working day, without stress and with tyre evaluation as the main occupation.

Saturday: he Was the first driver to cause a red flag in Q1, being removed.

Sunday: 20th ranked 2 laps of the winner. Had to start from the pit-lane after changing chassis, being stuck behind Haryanto. Tried an alternative strategy, but had to stop to change tires near the end of the race.

Felipe Nasr

Friday: an Analysis of the new rear wing in the first session. In the second, the long runs were good, but had an electrical problem before the end of the workouts.

Saturday: Came to be first with the wet track, but in his attempt with superblandos found traffic and could not improve.

Sunday: 17th ranked 1 lap of the winner. Not had bad pace with soft tyres, but the first stop we got into traffic and lost too much time.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
ERI 1:24.981 (15th) 1:23.437 (18th) 19+36 1:23.219 (20th) 23 1:46.984 (20º)
NAS 1:25.256 (17th) 1:23.986 (20th) 18+31 1:22.816 (19th) 23 1:37.772 (9th) 1:27.063 (16º)

McLaren

Fernando Alonso

Friday: Had to change the thruster unit between the two sessions. The car has behaved well, but there are still things pending to be solved in what is set to point.

Saturday: it Was very fast on the wet runway. In his last attempt in Q3, he made a mistake and, when you try to compensate for it later, he spun and caused the double yellow flag.

Sunday: 7th classified to 1 turn of the winner. Ahead of Sainz at the start and kept him at bay despite seeming slower, probably as a result of its strategy of lengthening the sessions to the fullest. In the last part, caught air, and he finished in seventh place with ease.

Jenson Button

Friday: Happy with the car, although the degradation with the superblando is a matter to watch closely.

Saturday: Had a problem with the front wing, but “fixed” it. The car was better in the dry than in the wet, where the front tires are not caught temperature.

Sunday: Abandonment at around 60. Rolled eighth in the early laps, but an oil leak caused him to lose pressure on the pedto the brake. The radio conversation with if engineer on the subject earned him a drive through and ended up abandoning.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
ALO 1:23.935 (7th) 1:22.328 (7th) 28+21 1:21.584 (7th) 11 1:35.165 (3rd) 1:23.816 (4th) 1:21.211 (7th)
BUT 1:23.961 (8th) 1:22.387 (8th) 18+34 1:22.009 (13th) 11 1:37.772 (10th) 1:24.456 (7th) 1:21.597 (8º)

Manor

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Pascal Wehrlein

Friday: Problems with the speed limiter in the first session and change of engine before the second.

Saturday: His best time was cancelled due to take out the last red flag eight tenths before crossing the finish line. It would have placed ninth, and, therefore, would have passed to Q2.

Sunday: 19 classified 2 laps of the winner. Suffered much in this circuit, despite being placed 16th after the first lap.

Rio Haryanto

Friday: On a track with so much need for downforce, it is difficult to stand out, the degradation will be the main challenge of the weekend.

Saturday: he spun and suffered a shock 22-G against the protections, but it is good.

Sunday: 21st ranked 2 laps of the winner. The car has a lot of deficit and aerodynamic in this circuit there was nothing to do.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
WEH 1:27.249 (21st) 1:23.992 (21st) 9+22 1:23.211 (21st) 24 1:42.343 (21º)
HAR 1:27.012 (20th) 1:24.265 (22nd) 23+36 1:23.513 (22nd) 23 1:50.189 (22º)

Haas

Romain Grosjean

Friday: Good Friday, although they should improve especially in terms of classification.

Saturday: Very pleased with the progress of the team during the weekend, getting the most out of the car.

Sunday: 14th ranked 1 lap of the winner. The good feelings of the previous days disappeared and neither the car, nor the strategy, worked correctly.

Esteban Gutierrez

Friday: Gave his car to Charles Leclerc in the first session, rolling as much as possible in the second session to make up time.

Saturday: Many problems to build temperature in the tires during Q2.

Sunday: 13th classified to 1 turn of the winner. It was placed twelfth after the first lap, attacking in each relay without to conserve tyres. He was punished with five seconds to ignore the yellow flags and ended up with brake problems.

Pilot Free 1 Free 2 Rows L1+L2 Free 3 Vtas Q1 Q2 Q3
GRO 1:24.013 (9th) 1:22.864 (15th) 22+28 1:22.284 (15th) 13 1:35.906 (5th) 1:24.941 (11º)
GUT 1:22.673 (11th) 38 1:22.142 (14th) 15 1:38.959 (11th) 1:26.189 (15th)

The decisions of the commissioners

  • Felipe Massa is penalized with 200€ for exceeding the maximum speed in the pit-lane 1.6 km/h.
  • Sebastian Vettel is penalized with 200€ for exceeding the maximum speed in the pit-lane at 1.4 km/h.
  • Valtteri Bottas is punished with a reprimand by stepping on the input line to the pits.
  • Carlos Sainz is punished with a reprimand by stepping on the input line to the pits.
  • Esteban Gutiérrez is penalized with 200€ for exceeding the maximum speed in the pit-lane at 2 km/h.
  • Sergio Pérez did not get a time below 107% of the fastest time of Q1, but is authorized to take part in the race, retaining his position on the grid.
  • Nico Hülkenberg did not get a time below 107% of the fastest time of Q1, but is authorized to take part in the race, retaining his position on the grid.
  • Jolyon Palmer did not get a time below 107% of the fastest time of Q1, but is authorized to take part in the race.
  • Valtteri Bottas did not get a time below 107% of the fastest time of Q1, but is authorized to take part in the race, retaining his position on the grid.
  • Max Verstappen did not get a time below 107% of the fastest time of Q1, but is authorized to take part in the race, retaining his position on the grid.
  • Rio Haryanto did not get a time below 107% of the fastest time of Q1, but is authorized to take part in the race.
  • Pascal Wehrlein did not get a time below 107% of the fastest time of Q1, but is authorized to take part in the race.
  • Marcus Ericsson did not get a time below 107% of the fastest time of Q1, but is authorized to take part in the race,
  • Kevin Magnussen did not get a time below 107% of the fastest time of Q1, but is authorized to take part in the race.
  • Felipe Massa did not get a time below 107% of the fastest time of Q1, but is authorized to take part in the race.
  • Rio Haryanto is punished with five positions after replacing the gearbox before the age of the cycle of six races.
  • Marcus Ericsson is forced to start from the pit-lane after changing chassis.
  • Jenson Button is punished with a drive-through after being informed by radio of your fault.
  • Daniil Kvyat is penalized five seconds for exceeding the speed limit in the pit-lane 1.8 km/h.
  • Esteban Gutiérrez is punished with five seconds and two points on your license for ignoring the blue flags.

The tyres available for the race

The data

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