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Max Verstappen claims victory at Hungarian Grand Prix as Ferrari implode once more

Max Verstappen claims victory at Hungarian Grand Prix as Ferrari implode once more

Max Verstappen celebrates with his Red Bull team - GETTY IMAGES

Max Verstappen celebrates together with his Pink Bull staff – GETTY IMAGES

Max Verstappen received the Hungarian Grand Prix after one other Ferrari technique blunder value Charles Leclerc a possible victory.

Verstappen crossed the road 7.8 seconds away from Lewis Hamilton, following a late surge from the seven-time world champion, with George Russell third.

Leclerc completed sixth and now trails Verstappen by 80 factors heading into the game’s summer season break.

After overcoming 30 laps of pole man Russell’s resistance to take the lead with a superb transfer across the exterior of the Mercedes at Flip 1, Leclerc regarded on track to take the chequered flag.

However the Monegasque’s afternoon was wrecked – and his championship hopes dealt an virtually irreversible blow – when Ferrari elected to place their star driver on the toughest rubber.

From being the quickest man on monitor, Leclerc immediately had no velocity, and he was devoured up by Verstappen, who began tenth, in the beginning of lap 40.

Verstappen spun on the penultimate nook on the identical lap to permit Leclerc again into the lead.

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However such was his lack of tempo on a technique dismissed by tyre provider Pirelli, Verstappen was again previous the Ferrari, racing previous his beleaguered rival on the second nook 5 laps later.

From there, Verstappen’s eighth win of his championship defence by no means appeared in peril with a second title in as a few years trying more and more doubtless.

The opening half of Sunday’s race was led by Russell after he raced away from his marks 24 hours after claiming the primary pole of his profession.

Carlos Sainz, who began second, nibbled at Russell’s Mercedes gearbox by the opening nook, however Russell displayed nice composure to maintain the Ferrari man at bay, and he pulled 2.4 seconds clear after simply three laps.

Sainz and Leclerc began to claw Russell again in however after the primary spherical of stops, Russell’s lead remained at two seconds.

By now, Leclerc was previous Sainz and the quickest man in Hungary. A glance of resignation appeared on Mercedes boss Toto Wolff’s face, and regardless of Russell’s stoic resistance, Leclerc bought his man on lap 30.

Regardless of the specter of rain, that seemed to be that for Leclerc, just for Ferrari to make a weird technique name.

Leclerc crashed out whereas main final weekend’s French Grand Prix, however right here his staff have been in charge, with their star man having to cease for tyres yet one more time than his rivals.

He’s now the equal of three wins behind with Verstappen with 9 rounds to return after the game’s month shutdown.

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Hamilton began seventh however moved as much as fifth after passing each Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso in the beginning.

For big intervals of the race, Hamilton was out of competition, however, after adopting a distinct technique to these round him, the race got here in the direction of the British driver within the closing levels.

With 19 laps remaining, Hamilton was within the lead when he stopped for the softest rubber.

He left the pits in fifth, however handed Sainz with seven laps left after which moved forward of team-mate Russell with 5 to run, ending the race with the quickest lap.

Sainz crossed the road in fourth, one place forward of Verstappen’s Pink Bull team-mate Sergio Perez.

Ultimate positions after race (70 laps)

  1. Max Verstappen (Ned) Pink Bull 1hr 39mins 35.912secs

  2. Lewis Hamilton (Gbr) Mercedes GP +7.834

  3. George Russell (Gbr) Mercedes GP +12.337

  4. Carlos Sainz Jr. (Spa) Ferrari +14.579

  5. Sergio Perez (Mex) Pink Bull +15.688

  6. Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari +16.047

  7. Lando Norris (Gbr) McLaren +1:18.300

  8. Fernando Alonso (Spa) Alpine

  9. Esteban Ocon (Fra) Alpine

  10. Sebastian Vettel (Ger) Aston Martin

  11. Lance Stroll (Can) Aston Martin

  12. Pierre Gasly (Fra) Scuderia AlphaTauri

  13. Guanyu Zhou (Chn) Alfa Romeo Racing

  14. Mick Schumacher (Ger) Haas F1

  15. Daniel Ricciardo (Aus) McLaren

  16. Kevin Magnussen (Den) Haas F1

  17. Alexander Albon (Tha) Williams

  18. Nicholas Latifi (Can) Williams

  19. Yuki Tsunoda (Jpn) Scuderia AlphaTauri

Not Labeled: Valtteri Bottas (Fin)

Quickest Lap: Lewis Hamilton, 1min 21.386secs on lap 57

Hungarian Grand Prix: because it occurred

04:00 PM

Up to date constructor standings

Ferrari lose extra floor… to Mercedes and Pink Bull.

03:59 PM

Up to date driver standings

Absolutely no hope of a aggressive championship now.

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03:59 PM

George Russell on an excellent, however barely disappointing, third

When it began spitting at the start and we have been on the delicate tyres I assumed we have been on. Wonderful job by the staff. pole place, double podium, we have actually made progress. Happy with the rostrum.

03:58 PM

Lewis Hamilton on his second second place in a row

I used to be struggling at the start of the race and wasn’t certain whether or not I might catch the blokes up. I actually need to acknowledge my staff who’ve continued to push and by no means quit by this robust 12 months. Actually unfortunate for George at this time. The opposite guys nonetheless have a little bit of an edge and we’re closing.

It is a tremendous method to enter the break. Hopefully we’ll deliver some extra [pace] into the second half. Both method, two seconds in a row I am actually pleased.

03:57 PM

Max Verstappen speaks after one other win

I hoped that I might get near a podium. Very difficult circumstances on the market. We had an excellent technique… at all times pitting on the proper time. We had some good out laps.

[On his spin]

I used to be scuffling with the shifts and the clutch and we needed to change a number of issues round, that value a little bit of efficiency and tit caught me out at that nook. It was excellent. I used to be battling quite a lot of guys so it was quite a lot of enjoyable on the market. it was a loopy race and really pleased that we received.

03:46 PM

Hungarian GP – High 10

  1. VER

  2. HAM

  3. RUS

  4. SAI

  5. PER

  6. LEC

  7. NOR

  8. ALO

  9. OCO

  10. VET

03:44 PM


The title is sort of a formality. He’ll improve his result in 80 factors with solely 9 rounds left. Hamilton in second with the quickest lap bonus level. Russell in a creditable third.

03:42 PM


The rain is critical sufficient for DRS to be disabled however it would absolutely not be sufficient to cease Verstappen from a wonderful comeback drive.

03:41 PM

Lap 69 of 70 – Verstappen leads Hamilton below VSC

The VSC will finish this lap however with no full SC that ought to be it. Although Russell says “it is raining arduous in the meanwhile”. Is there a sting within the tail but? I doubt it.

03:38 PM

Lap 68 of 70 – Bottas has pulled over by the facet of the street

Within the center sector I feel. That may at the least be a VSC if not a full SC. And if that’s the case the tip of the race, probably.

VSC deployed. 

03:37 PM

Lap 67 of 70 – Verstappen leads Hamilton by 10.7s

Russell’s predominant intention ought to be protecting the rostrum from Sainz. He was 4 tenths slower the final lap and is presently 2.3s forward. It is from assured.

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03:36 PM

Lap 66 of 70 – High six and gaps

  1. VER

  2. HAM +10.8

  3. RUS +12.9

  4. SAI +14.7

  5. PER +20.5

  6. LEC +23.9

It is arduous to explain how unhealthy a day that is for Ferrari. If Leclerc finishes behind even Perez. Effectively. I do not actually know what to say.

03:35 PM

Lap 65 of 70 – Hamilton will get Russell for second!

He has had speedy tempo on this stint on these tyres. Russell fought nicely there however did not make it too tough for his team-mate.

5 and a bit laps to go… 11 seconds the hole to chief Verstappen. Unsure if Russell would have moved out of the best way to start with it might have modified the end result.

03:34 PM

Lap 64 of 70 – Hamilton nonetheless fying right here

Will Mercedes have their drivers battle? It seems prefer it… Russell hasn’t moved over when he might have performed.  Neither can problem Verstappen for the win, although, even when Hamilton is 1.3s a lap faster. 10.8s the hole from Hamilton to chief Verstappen.

03:32 PM

Lap 63 of 70 – Hamilton takes Sainz for third!

Hamilton almost bought his nostril alongside the rear wheels of Sainz on the closing flip! From them on it was a bit of cake with the help of DRS. Easy stuff, however vital stuff. Mercedes now second and third on monitor and on benefit, with no retirements forward of them.

Hamilton is now going to seek out Russell…

03:31 PM

Lap 62 of 70 – Hamilton nonetheless displaying good tempo on these softs

Sainz is now approaching backmarkers on the finish of the lap. It means he may get DRS

(in addition to Hamilton) however he might additionally get caught out.

He would not get DRS… will he preserve the place? Uncertain…

03:30 PM

Lap 61 of 70 – Verstappen extends his lead

He has this sewn up, absolutely. Sainz now inside 1.6s of Russell however he has a much bigger downside behind: Hamilton, who has DRS.

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03:28 PM

Lap 60 of 70 – Verstappen leads Russell by 9 seconds

Truthful to say that Russell has maximised the equipment beneath him at this time. Very tough to argue that Ferrari have performed that in any method at this time… and even this season.

03:27 PM

Lap 59 of 70 – High 10

  1. VER

  2. RUS

  3. SAI

  4. HAM

  5. PER

  6. LEC

  7. NOR

  8. LO

  9. OCO

  10. BOT

The messages on the timing display says it is raining trackside. Once more it’s nothing vital, although it does look heavier than it has been all day.

03:26 PM

Lap 58 of 70 – Norris driving a reasonably solitary race in seventh

Could not actually do way more on this automobile, actually. Began fourth however the two Pink Bulls and one Mercedes behind him are in a distinct league.

03:24 PM

Lap 57 of 70 – Up to date high six and gaps after that Leclerc cease

  1. VER

  2. RUS +8.4

  3. SAI +10.6

  4. HAM +16.8

  5. PER +25.6

  6. LEC +33.0

Hamilton flying in the meanwhile. 1.4s faster than Sainz forward of him that final lap. I feel Verstappen will merely have the ability to handle his tyres till the tip right here.

03:22 PM

Lap 56 of 70 – Leclerc comes out in sixth and on the delicate tyres

The place is he going to complete up right here?  He must make up 14 seconds on Hamilton in round as many laps to even get fourth…

03:21 PM

Lap 55 of 70 – This very a lot looks like one other Ferrari technique “masterclass”

I do not assume they’re even doing the fundamental issues that nicely, let alongside the marginal issues that can give them victory. But once more they’ve thrown away a wonderful place. Sure, Verstappen has had a speedy automobile and has pushed nicely from tenth nevertheless it has been too straightforward for him. And he spun!

03:20 PM

Lap 54 of 70 – Russell cannot actually get shut sufficient to strive a transfer into flip one

Russell is way shut within the closing flip this time, proper on his rear wing. Leclerc bought a bit squirrelly on exit and that offers Russell an opportunity. He has to work for the spot within the braking zone, going across the exterior and into second!

Verstappen remains to be 8.1s up the street…

Leclerc advised to field. Ouch. From the arduous tyres. 

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03:18 PM

Lap 53 of 70 – Russell cannot actually get shut sufficient to strive a transfer into flip one

Verstappen leads Leclerc by a full seven seconds now. However can he go to the tip on the medium tyres? Nearly actually, sure. However will it’s fast sufficient? He is lapping a good bit faster than the Ferrari in the meanwhile, so nothing to fret about presently.

03:17 PM

Lap 52 of 70 – Russell thinks a few transfer into flip one

However solely jinks as they enter the braking zone. Hamilton comes out on a set of soppy tyres. Leclerc is absolutely clinging on to second right here. They’re approaching extra backmarkers.

03:15 PM

Lap 51 of 70 – Russell gunning for Leclerc now

He is very cloe in the beginning of this lap as they choose off the backmarkers… unsure if Leclerc was caught out by them or not.

Sainz the quickest man on the monitor in the meanwhile on his delicate tyres. Hamilton is advised to pit on the finish of this lap. 

03:14 PM

Lap 50 of 70 – Nonetheless 21 laps to go

Will Verstappen’s tyres hold on? You may say the identical for Russell however I doubt that the Englishman has taken as a lot life out of his.

This is the present high 10:

  1. HAM

  2. VER

  3. LEC

  4. RUS

  5. SAI

  6. PER

  7. NOR

  8. ALO

  9. OCO

  10. BOT

03:13 PM

Lap 49 of 70 – Hamilton now leads

Although he can be stopping once more for delicate tyres as he has but to run on something apart from a medium. Marvel what he can do with a late burst? He might nicely get Sainz with a tyre benefit.

03:11 PM

Lap 48 of 70 – Sluggish cease for Sainz, who goes onto the softs

Greater than 4 seconds. He stopped first so if Hamilton stops now the Mercedes would in all probability nonetheless be behind.

Sainz got here out about 9 or so seconds behind Russell. Russell is now lapping equally to Leclerc.

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03:10 PM

Lap 47 of 70 – High six and gaps

  1. SAI

  2. HAM +2.2

  3. VER +11.1

  4. LEC +13.4

  5. RUS +14.9

  6. PER  +37.8

Not the best day for Perez.  Verstappen reiterates the sunshine drizzle that has continued round this monitor. In comes Sainz from the lead. 

03:08 PM

Lap 46 of 70 – Leclerc on the arduous tyres right here

And that might come again to him. Verstappen has in all probability used a good bit of his tyre life closing in on Leclerc, overtaking him after which spinning and having to do all of it once more…

Hamilton displaying some good tempo relative to Sainz right here.

03:07 PM

Lap 45 of 70 – Sainz leads Hamilton by 3.4s

Verstappen inside DRS vary on the pit straight once more! He would not get the Ferrari on the first nook however then does instantly after! He went deep on the skin after which optimised his exit, switching to the within line to show two and is again into third. That Pink Bull is speedy at this time.

03:05 PM

Lap 44 of 70 – Verstappen is correct up onto the again of Leclerc already

He units one other quickest lap of the race. I feel Russell’s hopes of victory now depend on one thing surprising occurring, I am afraid.

03:04 PM

Lap 43 of 70 – High six and gaps

  1. SAI

  2. HAM +4.4

  3. LEC +17.1

  4. VER +17.9

  5. RUS +19.8

  6. PER  +42.6

Sainz and Hamilton have solely stopped as soon as.

03:03 PM

Lap 42 of 70 – Verstappen spins on the finish of the lap!

Misplaced the rear finish on exit on the penultimate flip. He will get it going once more however loses a spot to Leclerc after which almost Russell! How expensive might that be for this race? Is it slippery on the market?

03:02 PM

Lap 41 of 70 –  Verstappen takes Leclerc!

And that’s successfully for the race lead! He has speedy tempo on these contemporary mediums, will get DRS on the pit straight and  takes the within line, in a while the brakes, to the delight of the group. Leclerc squeeze him proper to the skin of the monitor however Verstappen dedicated.

“These tyres are ****,” Leclerc says quickly after.

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03:00 PM

Lap 40 of 70 – In comes chief Leclerc

It isn’t a speedy cease nevertheless it’ll do. Russell’s was a number of tenths faster however Verstappen stopping first and punching within the quickest sector instances in sectors two and three means he takes Russell for fifth! Leclerc has gone onto the hards however Russell onto the mediums. That is a little bit of an odd resolution, when he was main. Russell might have tried one thing totally different to attempt to win…

02:58 PM

Lap 39 of 70 – Verstappen goes onto the medium tyres and comes out in sixth

32 laps to go on these tyres. Russell additionally advised to field. May he then go onto the arduous tyres?

Ferrari mechanics additionally out…

02:57 PM

Lap 38 of 70 – Has the rain intensified?

“All the things feels extraordinarily slippery for some cause,” Norris says. A number of extra spots of rain on the digital camera. Nothing seen by the media centre home windows, although. But.

Russell says he is scuffling with the rears. Sainz not making an enormous dent into his benefit, although.

In comes Verstappen…

02:56 PM

Lap 37 of 70 – Leclerc leads Russell by 4.4s

The Mercedes would not have the tempo of the Ferrari at this time. That’s maybe no nice shock. He’s nonetheless doing a sterling job. Sainz round 1.3s off Russell however Verstappen is nearer to him. In order that’s a reduction for Russell, I suppose.

02:53 PM

Lap 36 of 70 – Full order

  1. LEC

  2. RUS

  3. SAI

  4. VER

  5. HAM

  6. PER

  7. NOR

  8. RIC

  9. STR

  10. OCO

  11. VET

  12. ALO

  13. GAS

  14. BOT

  15. MSC

  16. ZHO

  17. LAT

  18. MAG

  19. ALB

  20. TSU

02:53 PM

Lap 35 of 70 – Russell below stress from Sainz now

I concern this can be a matter of time, too. Verstappen is now only one.5s behind the Ferrari so will need to make the most of this potential squabble. Tsunoda spins into final place on the chicane however will get it going once more.

Half distance. 

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02:51 PM

Lap 34 of 70 – No retirements but this race

Norris and Ricciardo are operating cheap nicely in P7 and P8. Because the fourth quickest staff that’s the place they need to be, actually.

02:50 PM

Lap 33 of 70 – Leclerc leads Russell by 1.9s

Verstappen says “it is drizzling increasingly more”. It would not appear to be something vital in the meanwhile. But.

Verstappen’s tempo is nice: not far off Leclerc’s tempo.

02:48 PM

Lap 32 of 70 – High six and gaps

  1. LEC

  2. RUS +1.9

  3. SAI +3.1

  4. VER +5.5

  5. HAM +11.4

  6. PER  +19.5

02:47 PM

Lap 31 of 70 – Leclerc takes the lead!

A great exit once more, will get DRS and closes up on the pit straight. Russell strikes to the within however Leclerc stays on the racing line, brakes later and takes the lead!

Russell now trying susceptible to Sainz behind him. Verstappen isn’t too far-off, both.

02:46 PM

Lap 30 of 70 – How for much longer can Russell preserve this up?

Leclerc isn’t favouring a transfer at flip one right here however protecting his powder dry for a run at turns two and three… it is not working, although. He tries the skin line however Russell is the same as it. The Mercedes driver has to maintain his boot bolted to the pedal to maintain the lead. Courageous driving

02:45 PM

Lap 29 of 70 – Russell defending for his life right here

Leclerc will get DRS on the pit straight this time however is a bit additional again going into flip one, two and three. What this squabble does do is let Max Verstappen in a bit. That mentioned, the Dutchman nonetheless has Sainz to get by.

Leclerc seems actually shut into the ultimate two turns now…

This could possibly be it?

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02:43 PM

Lap 28 of 70 – Leclerc closing in

Leclerc strikes to the skin after flip one… after not likely attempting a transfer. Russell goes across the exterior at turns two and three and retains the lead!

I am unable to see Russell protecting maintain of the lead for an excellent deal longer. Not that he will not attempt to…

02:42 PM

Lap 27 of 70 – Russell below enormous stress now

Leclerc’s DRS isn’t sufficient to consider a transfer into flip one this time. Verstappen is closing in on Sainz, although regularly. That Ferrari has respectable tempo at this time.

Leclerc wants an excellent exit from the ultimate flip to consider an overtake…

02:41 PM

Lap 26 of 70 – Leclerc approaching DRS vary of Russell now

Russell’s medium tyres are about 5 laps older. Leclerc will get the usage of DRS on the pit straight… Sainz has now dropped again a number of seconds behind this battle.

02:39 PM

Lap 25 of 70 – Hamilton is pushing right here

A number of spots of rain on the digital camera? Leclerc takes one other tenth or two out of Russell’s lead. All the way down to 1.2s now.

02:38 PM

Lap 24 of 70 – Lerclerc has simply set the quickest lap

A 1:22.995 which was round six-tenths faster than Russell’s newest. That strikes him to round two seconds of the chief.

Good battle between the 2 Alpines and Ricciardo for tenth! He dives across the exterior of each of them, on chilly arduous tyres, to take the spot! Decisive and extra just like the Daniel Ricciardo of outdated.

02:35 PM

Lap 23 of 70 – High six and gaps after these stops

Ocon the one one in all this lot who has but to cease.

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  1. RUS

  2. LEC +2.3

  3. SAI +4.2

  4. VER +6.9

  5. OCO +12.8

  6. HAM +14.0

02:35 PM

Lap 22 of 70 – Leclerc comes into the pits…

Onto the medium tyres, he comes out in second, simply forward of Sainz! I suppose that has labored out nicely for Ferrari, in a method.  He is nonetheless 2.6s off Russell.

Leclerc and Sainz will each have to cease once more. Russell will not as he has used two compounds of tyres however may wrestle to go to the tip of the race on the mediums. Effectively, no, he’ll wrestle.

02:33 PM

Lap 21 of 70 – I feel Verstappen is a contender for this race win now

He has a good quantity of floor to make up however with the right technique it might work. He has simply taken Ocon for P4.

02:32 PM

Lap 20 of 70 – High six and gaps

  1. LEC*

  2. RUS +18.4

  3. SAI +21.8

  4. OCO* +25.9

  5. VER +26.5

  6. ALO *+28.1

  7. HAM +33.3

  8. MSC* +38.7

  9. PER +39.8

  10. BOT* +40.0

*but to cease

02:31 PM

Lap 19 of 70 – Verstappen units the quickest lap of the race

A 1:23.082 on the final lap. Unsure how this performs out for Ferrari. Do they go away him out for a possible one-stopper with a little bit of flexibility?  His final time was 0.7s slower than Russell.

In comes Hamilton from second for a tidy cease, 2.8s. He comes out in seventh, behind Verstappen and Alonso.

02:29 PM

Lap 18 of 70 – It was a sluggish front-right for Sainz

In the meantime, Leclerc has simply set the quickest sector one time.

In comes Perez from third. Verstappen had simply stopped.

02:28 PM

Lap 17 of 70 – It is virtually very unhealthy information for Russell

He comes out facet by facet with Ocon and has to battle tremendously arduous to maintain the spot! He sends it across the exterior of flip three and makes it work!

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Sainz is available in on the finish of the lap, although… it is a sluggish cease, 3.7s! Meaning he comes out behind Russell and with Ocon between them…

02:27 PM

Lap 16 of 70 – Sainz inside DRS vary of Russell now

He hasn’t been in a position to make use of all of it race. Marvel if that is the second Mercedes pull the plug? However it might put Russell again into quite a lot of visitors within the midfield. And drivers who will not be pitting simply but.

No… Sainz pits! Or he would not! He’s advised to however he doesn’t are available in.

Russell does… he goes onto the medium tyres. 

02:25 PM

Lap 15 of 70 – Norris into the pits

His run on the delicate tyres is coming to an finish. Russell misplaced half a second to the Ferraris the final time round. I’m wondering what Mercedes strive right here…

Verstappen’s downside would not seem to have worsened, lapping a tenth or two slower than the Ferraris in the meanwhile. Leclerc closing in on Sainz too.

02:23 PM

Lap 14 of 70 – Sainz has taken a piece of trip of Russell’s lead

Are the delicate tyres slipping away from him? The hole is right down to 1.5s now with Leclerc an extra 1.2s again.

02:22 PM

Lap 13 of 70 – Norris again right down to seventh now

Perez powers previous him on the pit straight and the McLaren was powerless to cease him.

What is that this? Issues for Verstappen? He is advised to make use of the “fail 20” setting on his steering wheel. He has dropped 1.5s behind Hamilton down.

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02:21 PM

Lap 12 of 70 – Norris loses two locations in two corners

First Hamilton dives up the within at flip one after which Verstappen does the identical at flip three. He did not make it too arduous for them.

Verstappen vs Hamilton once more, then. Hamilton lapping a pair to a couple tenths slower than Russell on the entrance. Sainz holding regular 2.4s behind the chief.

02:19 PM

Lap 11 of 70 – Russell leads Sainz by 2.6

Hamilton cannot get previous Norris in the beginning of this lap however that permits Verstappen to shut proper up on the 2 Britons.

As they head from the chicane Hamilton is nearer to Norris than Verstappen is to Hamilton. And that continues by the ultimate sector… or at the least till the ultimate nook… when Verstappen clsoes up.

02:17 PM

Lap 10 of 70 – High six and gaps

  1. RUS

  2. SAI +2.4

  3. LEC +4.0

  4. NOR +8.5

  5. HAM +8.9

  6. VER +10.6

I just like the look of this. Very a lot.  Hamilton actually near Norris now.

02:16 PM

Lap 9 of 70 – Russell leads Sainz by 2.3s

Reminder that he’s on the delicate tyres and Sainz is on the mediums. As is Leclerc. Magnussen got here in to modify for a set of latest arduous tyres when he pitted to vary his broken entrance wing.

02:15 PM

Lap 8 of 70 – Verstappen will get previous Ocon and into sixth

The Dutchman simply set the quickest first sector time on this lap. The subsequent man up the street, two seconds away… Lewis Hamilton!

02:13 PM

Lap 7 of 70 – Russell advised it is going to be dry for the following half-hour

His tempo is respectable, comaprable to Sainz, anyway. Leclerc is lapping a few tenths slower because it stands. Hamilton inside DRS vary of Norris, who has dropped off the again of Leclerc in the meanwhile.

02:12 PM

Lap 6 of 70 – Russell’s lead is 2 seconds

He is out of DRS vary. Verstappen closing up on the again of Ocon for sixth.

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02:11 PM

Lap  5 of 70 – High 10

  1. RUS

  2. SAI

  3. LEC

  4. NOR

  5. HAM

  6. OCO

  7. VER

  8. ALO

  9. PER

  10. MAG

02:10 PM

Lap 4 of 70  Russell leads by 2.1s

Tidy begin so removed from the Mercedes man. The actual race begins once more. Sainz units the quickest lap the final time round. Pink Bull have made some progress thus far. Verstappen will get Alonso! That is higher.  The Alpine driver bought a bit wobbly on the exit of flip three after which Verstappen seized his likelihood.

Messages in order that it’s raining trackside nevertheless it’s actually nothing vital.

02:08 PM

Lap 3 of 70 – VSC ends

Ricciardo in eleventh, then Schumacher, Bottas, Stroll, Tsunoda and Vettel.

02:07 PM

Lap 2 of 70 – Russell leads below VSC

Right here is the highest 10 because it stands as we look ahead to the particles to be cleared.

  1. RUS

  2. SAI

  3. LEC

  4. NOR

  5. HAM

  6. OCO

  7. ALO

  8. VER

  9. PER

  10. MAG

02:06 PM


Russell will get an excellent preliminary begin however then Sainz comes backs and slipstreams him into the primary nook, Sainz goes across the exterior at flip one and takes the lead however solely momentarily! Russell squeezes him to the skin and the Ferrai driver has to again out a bit on exit, retains the lead into flip three! Hamilton into fifth within the early levels, making up two spots.

Hamilton was compelled large in an incident with Norris.

VSC deployed, feels like Stroll was concerned in an incident. Or was conscious of an incident. Particles throughout the monitor.

02:01 PM


The clock ticks over to 3pm native time and away they go. Everybody away cleanly. Shocked somebody hasn’t gone for arduous tyres. Not even Gasly within the pit lane?

01:59 PM

Beginning tyre sorts for the highest 10

  1. RUS – Smooth

  2. SAI – Medium

  3. LEC – Medium

  4. NOR – Smooth

  5. OCO – Medium

  6. ALO – Medium

  7. HAM – Medium

  8. BOT – Medium

  9. RIC – Smooth

  10. VET – Smooth

A little bit of a combination additional down the grid too.

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01:51 PM

Rain replace

Threat of rain for the session has now elevated to 60 per cent…

01:50 PM

10 minutes till lights out

Predictions? It is arrange fairly nicely as it’s. A combined up grid, barely. Could be a disgrace if Ferrari bought on the entrance and managed the race in a single respect… however the championship in all probability wants it.

01:40 PM

Little bit of an odd one for Lewis Hamilton yesterday

He was faster than Russell in each Q1 and Q2, albeit not by a lot, after which ended up seven-tenths down on Russell within the closing reckoning. I feel {that a}) underlines what an unreal lap that was by Russell and b) that it may not be solely consultant of Mercedes’ tempo. However we’ll see.

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes looks on from the drivers parade ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 31, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary - Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Lewis Hamilton of Nice Britain and Mercedes seems on from the drivers parade forward of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 31, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary – Dan Mullan/Getty Photos

01:34 PM

It may not rain

However the circumstances might show difficult anyway. The wind is blowing a good bit, in opposition to the vehicles on the pit straight. It is also a bit chilly on the market. Comparatively, anyway. Simple to grab a brake in these circumstances.

01:30 PM

A phrase on Lando Norris

Amidst all of the George Russell pleasure yesterday, Norris’s second-row place in qualifying bought a bit of misplaced. It is one other very good efficiency from a person who’s rising as a wonderful all-round F1 driver. The rostrum alternatives that McLaren had in 2020 and 2021 haven’t existed in 2022, however this could possibly be his greatest shot at one other top-three end at this time, with the automobile displaying real tempo.

McLaren's British driver Lando Norris drives during the qualifying session ahead of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring in Mogyorod near Budapest, Hungary, on July 30, 2022 - AFP

McLaren’s British driver Lando Norris drives throughout the qualifying session forward of the Method One Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring in Mogyorod close to Budapest, Hungary, on July 30, 2022 – AFP

01:26 PM

A number of lock-ups on reconnaissance laps

Albon locked up pretty closely heading into the chicane, Perez did the identical into flip two and a McLaren additionally snatched the brakes. There was loads of rain in a single day which might have made the monitor ‘inexperienced’ however since then we have had loads of laps from F3 and F2 help races.

01:24 PM

Present circumstances

Observe temperature: 27.2c

Air temperature: 19.1

Humidity: 67.0

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Is there an opportunity of rain? Sure, an opportunity of it. There may be some not too far-off nevertheless it doesn’t suggest it would rain or that closely on the monitor. It is a bathe at worst. Most probably.

01:20 PM


40 minutes till the lights exit for the formation lap. An replace on the present circumstances and anticipated circumstances within the race shortly.

01:17 PM

First-time winners on the Hungaoring

Sadly no picture of Damon Hill successful right here in 1993, so you’ll simply must think about that for your self.

Spain's Fernando Alonso of Renault celebrates while crossing the finishing line to win the Hungarian Grand Prix...Spain's Fernando Alonso of Renault celebrates while crossing the finishing line to win the Hungarian Grand Prix, 24 August 2003

Spain’s Fernando Alonso of Renault celebrates whereas crossing the ending line to win the Hungarian Grand Prix…Spain’s Fernando Alonso of Renault celebrates whereas crossing the ending line to win the Hungarian Grand Prix, 24 August 2003

Honda's Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain celebrates after winning Hungarian Grand Prix...Honda's Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain celebrates with a team member after winning the Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring near Budapest August 6, 2006

Honda’s Method One driver Jenson Button of Britain celebrates after successful Hungarian Grand Prix…Honda’s Method One driver Jenson Button of Britain celebrates with a staff member after successful the Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring close to Budapest August 6, 2006

Heikki Kovalainen...epa01430066 Finnish Formula One driver Heikki Kovalainen of McLaren Mercedes celebrates with champagne on the podium after his victory of the Grand Prix of Hungary at the Hungaroring race track near Budapest, Hungary, 03 August 200 - EPA

Heikki Kovalainen…epa01430066 Finnish Method One driver Heikki Kovalainen of McLaren Mercedes celebrates with champagne on the rostrum after his victory of the Grand Prix of Hungary on the Hungaroring race monitor close to Budapest, Hungary, 03 August 200 – EPA

Alpine's French driver Esteban Ocon (R) celebrates with Alpine's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso after the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring race track in Mogyorod near Budapest on August 1, 202 - AFP

Alpine’s French driver Esteban Ocon (R) celebrates with Alpine’s Spanish driver Fernando Alonso after the Method One Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring race monitor in Mogyorod close to Budapest on August 1, 202 – AFP

Can George Russell add his identify to this checklist?

01:11 PM


1. RUS 2. SAI

3. PER 4. NOR

5. OCO 6. ALO

7. HAM 8. BOT

9. RIC 10. VER

11. PER 12. ZHO

13. MAG 14. STR

15. MSC 16. TSU

17. ALB 18. VET

19. LAT

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01:02 PM

Former race director Michael Masi acquired demise threats after Abu Dhabi Grand Prix resolution ​

Read the full news story here.  

12:59 PM

A number of parish notices

Pierre Gasly will begin from the pit lane after an influence unit change and each Pink Bulls have performed comparable, however take no penalty.

12:55 PM

Present constructor standings

12:49 PM

Present driver standings after 12 rounds: High 10

12:37 PM

Can George Russell ‘drive off into the sundown’ at this time to take his maiden F1 win?

Yesterday was a incredible, thrilling day on the Hungaroring. There had been rain earlier within the day however, regardless of the dearth of moist operating, the tip consequence was a combined up grid certainly. George Russell was very good, mastering the monitor to take his maiden pole place and his Mercedes’ staff’s first pole because the 2021 season. This can be a monitor that has seen quite a lot of maiden victories in Method One – Damon Hill, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso, Heikki Kovalainen and Esteban Ocon. Can Russell nail his begin and take his first victory right here, too?

After his pole on Saturday, Briton Russell mentioned that he was not going to assume too far forward.

“We take every day at a time and never get carried away with your self and also you simply concentrate on step-by-step,” he mentioned.  he Mercedes care had been higher in race trim than in qualifying trim, however maybe this weekend will buck that pattern.

“We all know we’ve comparatively talking a quicker race automobile than we do a qualifying automobile. If that’s going to be the case once more this weekend I’ll be very shocked as a result of I feel we simply completely nailed at this time 100 per cent and bought each final millisecond out of it.”

Pole position qualifier George Russell of Great Britain and Mercedes celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 30, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary - Arpad Kurucz/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Pole place qualifier George Russell of Nice Britain and Mercedes celebrates in parc ferme throughout qualifying forward of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 30, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary – Arpad Kurucz/Anadolu Company by way of Getty Photos

Actually, Russell was not enthusiastic about find out how to defend the lead an excessive amount of, both, although he acknowledged that the race tempo of the W13 on this monitor is an enormous unknown.

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“Hopefully we’re not planning to defend and we’ll simply drive off into the sundown. The blokes round me, even Max, aren’t going to make it straightforward. As I mentioned typically talking we’ve a quicker race automobile. It’s nonetheless a circuit that in case you have a quicker race automobile it counts for greater than in case you have a quicker qualifying automobile.”

“Our high-fuel tempo was in all probability the worst it’s ever been yesterday. Ferrari have been fairly distinctive. “

On total tempo Ferrari have been the staff who regarded to have the quickest automobile. Maybe Russell produced a lap of phenomenal velocity? Effectively, we must wait to seek out out, however not an excessive amount of longer.  Pink Bull can be beginning tenth and eleventh however except one thing unusual occurs it appears unlikely that they are going to have the ability to get entangled within the battle for victory.

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