Sebastian Vettel became the great Saturday of Ferrari in its pole number 48. The German, very strong, he brought out the best of themselves to make a 1:16.276 impossible to hunt for Kimi Räikkönen, that was little more than a tenth and a half.
Lewis Hamilton we’ll have to wait, at least, the GP of Belgium to equal the record of 68 pole positions Michael Schumacher. The Mercedes are not as competitive on this circuit, and is formed with the second line, with Bottas ahead of the british.
For the Spanish, good classification: both passed to Q3 and will come 7th Alonso and 9th Sainz.
Q1: Di Resta saves the last position
The presence of Paul Di Resta for the first time since Brazil 2013 was the highlight of the start of the classification, in which all eyes were on to see if it was able to pass the first cut, or, at least, get rid of the last position. And achieved: surpassed Marcus Ericsson. In perspective, it is much worse what he has done to Lance Stroll: for the third time has been eliminated and the canadian and has only taken 8 tenths behind the scot.
Above, Sebastian Vettel was the fastest, ahead of Max Verstappen, Kimi Räikkönen and Lewis Hamilton. Fernando Alonso spent with the ease of the court, the eighth and ahead of Vandoorne, while Carlos Sainz was 13.
eliminated were Magnussen, Stroll, Wehrlein, Di Resta and Ericsson, although the court decided in just 2 hundredths.
time Table Q1 Grand Prix Hungría
|1||Sebastian Vettel||5||Ferrari||01′ 17″244||0||5|
|2||Max Verstappen||33||Red Bull||01′ 17″266||+0.022||5|
|3||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Ferrari||01′ 17″364||+0.120||5|
|4||Lewis Hamilton||44||Mercedes||01′ 17″492||+0.248||6|
|5||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Red Bull||01′ 17″702||+0.458||5|
|6||Valtteri Bottas||77||Mercedes||01′ 18″058||+0.814||5|
|7||Nico Hülkenberg||27||Renault||01′ 18″137||+0.893||5|
|8||Fernando Alonso||14||McLaren||01′ 18″395||+1.151||5|
|9||Stoffel Vandoorne||2||McLaren||01′ 18″479||+1.235||5|
|10||Jolyon Palmer||30||Renault||01′ 18″699||+1.455||8|
|11||Daniil Kvyat||26||Toro Rosso||01′ 18″702||+1.458||9|
|12||Esteban Ocon||31||Force India||01′ 18″843||+1.599||10|
|13||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||01′ 18″948||+1.704||10|
|14||Romain Grosjean||8||Haas F1 Team||01′ 19″085||+1.841||9|
|15||Sergio Perez||11||Force India||01′ 19″095||+1.851||9|
|16||Kevin Magnussen||20||Haas F1 Team||01′ 19″095||+1.851||9|
|17||Lance Stroll||18||Williams||01′ 19″102||+1.858||9|
|18||Pascal Wehrlein||94||Sauber||01′ 19″839||+2.595||9|
|19||Paul di Resta||40||Williams||01′ 19″868||+2.624||11|
|20||Marcus Ericsson||9||Sauber||01′ 19″972||+2.728||8|
Q2: Pass the Spanish
According advanced the session, the track improved and the times came down. Sebastian Vettel was the first to go down of 1:17, as a prelude to what could happen in Q3, while Verstappen and Hamilton still had to wait to cross that border.
In the first attempt, Fernando Alonso managed a good time, good enough to pass to the last batch, but a lot more suffered Carlos Sainz. The spaniard and his companion Daniil Kvyat not came to enjoy passing options to the Q3, until the last moment, when the Spanish Toro Rosso took a huge turn which allowed him to pass, next to Alonso, to the Q1.
deleted were Palmer, Ocon, Kvyat, Perez and Grosjean.
time Table Q2 Grand Prix Hungría
|1||Lewis Hamilton||44||Mercedes||01′ 16″693||0||12|
|2||Sebastian Vettel||5||Ferrari||01′ 16″802||+0.109||8|
|3||Max Verstappen||33||Red Bull||01′ 17″028||+0.335||8|
|4||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Ferrari||01′ 17″207||+0.514||8|
|5||Valtteri Bottas||77||Mercedes||01′ 17″362||+0.669||12|
|6||Nico Hülkenberg||27||Renault||01′ 17″655||+0.962||8|
|7||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Red Bull||01′ 17″698||+1.005||8|
|8||Fernando Alonso||14||McLaren||01′ 17″919||+1.226||11|
|9||Stoffel Vandoorne||2||McLaren||01′ 18″000||+1.307||11|
|10||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||01′ 18″311||+1.618||16|
|11||Jolyon Palmer||30||Renault||01′ 18″415||+1.722||14|
|12||It Isteban Ocon||31||Force India||01′ 18″495||+1.802||16|
|13||Daniil Kvyat||26||Toro Rosso||01′ 18″538||+1.845||15|
|14||Sergio Perez||11||Force India||01′ 18″639||+1.946||15|
|15||Romain Grosjean||8||Haas F1 Team||01′ 18″771||+2.078||15|
Q3: Vettel flies
Vettel, on the first attempt of Q3, already hinted that it was going to be the pole position in 1:16 under, when he endorsed a three-tenths of his rivals, among those was a Lewis Hamilton who ordered him to abort the lap.
, The problems of Hamilton were vibrations in the car, which ultimately cost him what would have been his pole 68, the legendary brand of Schumacher. Nor Valtteri Bottas pulled out of the first row to the Ferrari, as Kimi Räikkönen catch a great final round and placed 2nd.
The Spanish, well without boasting: 8th place for Alonso and 10th for Sainz. Both gain one position thanks to the penalty he dragged Nico Hülkenberg.
time Table Q3 Grand Prix Hungría
|1||Sebastian Vettel||5||Ferrari||01′ 16″276||0||14|
|2||Kimi Raikkonen||7||Ferrari||01′ 16″444||+0.168||14|
|3||Valtteri Bottas||77||Mercedes||01′ 16″530||+0.254||18|
|4||Lewis Hamilton||44||Mercedes||01′ 16″693||+0.417||17|
|5||Max Verstappen||33||Red Bull||01′ 16″797||+0.521||14|
|6||Daniel Ricciardo||3||Red Bull||01′ 16″818||+0.542||14|
|7||Nico Hülkenberg||27||Renault||01′ 17″468||+1.192||14|
|8||Fernando Alonso||14||McLaren||01′ 17″549||+1.273||17|
|9||Stoffel Vandoorne||2||McLaren||01′ 17″894||+1.618||17|
|10||Carlos Sainz||55||Toro Rosso||01′ 18″311||+2.035||19|