Grand Prix of Hungary – Race

Hopefully we won’t have a repeat of the downpour which caused Qualifying to take almost 2 hours. A little rain might liven things up, but that deluge just postponed the session.

Provisional grid: ROS, HAM, RIC, VES, VET, SAI, ALO, BUT, HUL, BOT, GRO, KVY, PER, RAI, GUT, NAS, PAL, MAS, MAG, ERI, WEH, HAR

ERI has swapped chassis so he’ll start from the pit lane instead of P20
Williams have changed MAS’ steering rack but he still had issues so the team were making more changes on the pre-grid

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Air temperature 27°C; track 52°C; small risk of rain during the race

ROS leads everyone (except ERI) away on the formation lap

01/70: Clean start at the front
RIC going around the outside into Turn 1
HAM on the inside – takes the lead
ROS claims P2

02: HAM, ROS, RIC, VES, VET, ALO, SAI, BUT, BOT, HUL

03: HAM fastest lap 1:27.132

05: Radio from BUT – (brake) pedal is going to the floor!
BUT loses 3 places as he tries to brake for Turn 1
Radio for BUT – do not shift, we’ve lost hydraulic pressure
BUT limping back to the pits

06: Radio for BUT – stay out, stay out

09: Race control investigating BUT for unauthorised radio communications

10/70: HAM, ROS, RIC, VES, ALO, SAI, BOT, HUL, GRO, RAI, GUT, PER, NAS, PAL, WEH, MAG, MAS, KVY, HAR, ERI, BUT
Drive-through penalty for BUT, even though he drove through the pits after the radio comms??
ROS f/lap 1:26.049

11: HAM f/lap 1:25.674
BUT serves his penalty

13: HAM f/lap 1:25.618
HAM has a 2.6sec lead over ROS

14: HAM f/lap 1:25.504

17: HAM pits, followed by VES, SAI, BOT
VES exits alongside RAI; wheel to wheel battle through T1 and T2; RAI stays ahead

18: ROS pits

19: VES still harrying RAI for P5

20/70: HAM, ROS, RIC, VET, RAI, VES, PER, PAL, MAG, ALO, SAI, BOT, MAS, KVY, HUL, GUT, GRO, HAR, NAS, WEH, BUT, ERI

25: Radio for HAM – “we need you to pick the pace up a little bit”; “I’m working on it”

Ugh! I can’t post more updates; don’t know what’s wrong my site 🙁

Provisional result: HAM, ROS, RIC, VET, VES, RAI, ALO, SAI, BOT, HUL; PER, PAL, GUT, GRO, MAG, KVY, NAS, MAS, WEH, ERI, HAR
DNF: BUT

2 Replies to “Grand Prix of Hungary – Race”

  1. “Lewis Hamilton contacted FIA race director Charlie Whiting seeking clarification regarding Nico Rosberg’s pole position time at the Hungarian Grand Prix.” [f1i.com]

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