Partly Cloudy. Dry. Air 22 ... + 25 ° C, track 41 + 47C ... #2015
In 2015 he took thirtieth #Hungaroring #Formula-1
racing in its history. It is interesting how over the years changed their attitude to the Hungarian highway - once it is actively criticized, calling almost superfluous in the calendar, and now it is one of the traditional Grand Prix with his intrigue and interesting history.
Key factors in the race, which is always held during the hottest weeks of the summer, remained the same. The narrow trail, uneven coating, high temperature and asphalt and this weekend brought a lot of problems, but on Sunday the heat subsided - almost ten degrees compared to Saturday, so the team had to make adjustments. As always, much of Hungary depended on qualification, the successful launch and effective strategy.
In the course of training and qualification of the lead Lewis Hamilton, who won on Saturday the fifth pole of his career at the Hungarian track - and the ninth of the season. Nico Rosberg this time conceded quite a lot - more than half a second, but still took the second position on the grid. We started from the second row Vettel and Riccardo, the third - #Kimi-Raikkonen
and Bottas. #Daniil-Kvyat
started the race seventh.
Tire Manufacturers brought to Hungary "average" pair of compositions in training and qualifying riders complained about tire Medium, calling them too harsh for the Hungarian track. The difference in speed with Soft was great - about two seconds, so that even the top teams had to use a softer rubber in the first part of training, so as not to risk it. When cooler weather on the day of the race the difference has declined, but the team tried to minimize the use of Medium tires in the race.
Minute of silence
A few days before the Hungarian Grand Prix riders traveled to Nice to attend the funeral of Jules Bianchi. On machines and helmets were inscriptions in memory of Jules, the family of the deceased driver arrived at the Hungaroring, before the start was very emotional moment of silence. Racers and family Bianchi stood in a circle, in the middle folded helmets.
Only Maldonado chose Medium for the first part of the race, the rest started to Soft.
From the first time to start the race could not - Felipe Massa made a mistake in the location of the car on the grid and got a five-second penalty, and drivers had to drive an extra lap.
Start the Hungarian Grand Prix
Hamilton started badly, Vettel led the race. Raikkonen fought with Rosberg for second place and Kimi came forward. Riccardo lost a few positions and made contact with Bottas. Hamilton in the fight with Rosberg made a mistake in the sixth turn, flew into the gravel and fell back to tenth place.
The top ten on the 2nd lap: Vettel - Raikkonen - Rosberg - Bottas - Kvyat - Hulkenberg - Riccardo - Perez - Massa - Hamilton.
Kvyat complained of strong vibrations after locking the tires and the engineer said that it should not deter Riccardo. After repeated requests by the eighth lap, Daniel missed his partner.
Fighting Hamilton and Massa
At the 10th lap Hamilton was ahead of Massa - fight occurred in a dense little contact. Riccardo ahead of Hulkenberg.
The top ten on the 12th lap Vettel - Raikkonen - Rosberg - Bottas - #Riccardo
- Kvyat - Perez - Hamilton - Massa.
On lap 13 Hamilton was ahead of Perez in the battle for eighth position and Riccardo overtook Bottas in the fight for fourth.
At the 14th lap Kvyat Bottas and change tires on the 15th - Weight Verstappen, Button, Grosjean and Nasr.
Racers Ferrari drove in an excellent pace, the 15th behind leader Rosberg around eight seconds.
At the 16th lap Sainz, Hulkenberg and Alonso had a pit stop, when servicing the machine Sainz had a small hitch. At the 17th round Perez and Erickson replaced rubber, Kvyat ahead of Maldonado.
The incident Maldonado and Perez
Maldonado and Perez touched wheels in the struggle for positions, Sergio flew off the track, but was able to return - both drivers continued to fight.
At the 20th lap Hamilton was replaced by rubber - there was a small hitch.
Both drivers were fined Lotus. Grosjean received a five-second penalty for leaving unsafe after a pit stop, when he nearly crashed into the array, and Maldonado - travel in the pit lane for the incident with Perez.
On lap 21 Rosberg had a pit stop on the 22nd - Vettel and Ricardo, on the 23rd - Raikkonen.
The top ten on the 25th lap Vettel - Raikkonen - Rosberg - Riccardo - Hamilton - Bottas - Hulkenberg - Kvyat - Verstappen - Alonso.
At the 29th lap Hamilton was ahead of Ricardo in the fight for fourth position and ran in pursuit of Rosberg - the lag was 16 seconds, but Nico used a harder tire in this segment and Lewis is rapidly approaching.
At the 30th lap Massa held second pit stop on the 31st - Peres, on the 34th - Nasr, on the 35th - Kvyat, Ericsson and Grosjean, 36th - Button, on the 37th - Hulkenberg Alonso and Sainz, on the 39th - Verstappen and Bottas.
On lap 41 Raikkonen complained about the decline in engine power - due to problems with MGU-K Kimi lost a few seconds on the circle.
Damage to the front wing on the car Hulkenberg
43-lap Nico went off the road and crashed into a barrier at the first corner after the straight to his car lost a front wing - it flew under the wheels and shattered. Race Direction announced Mode virtual machine security.
Rosberg, Hamilton, Perez, Maldonado, Erickson, Riccardo turned into the pits on the next lap Vettel, Raikkonen and Grosjean Stevens spent a pit stop.
I left a real car security - had to remove debris. Kvyat and Alonso turned into the pits. To clean the cover in the directorate decided to hold the race the peloton through the pit lane.
The top ten behind the safety car Vettel - Raikkonen - Rosberg - Hamilton - Riccardo - Bottas - Verstappen - Kvyat - Sainz - Button.
Verstappen and Perez change tires.
At the 49th lap restart it was announced. Rosberg ahead of Raikkonen, Hamilton Ricardo attacked - there was contact, Kvyat ahead of Hamilton, Bottas got a puncture in the incident Ferstappenom.
On the 51-lap ahead of Raikkonen Ricardo. On the 52 th Hamilton rolled into the pits changing tires and the nose cone, returning 13th. Sainz ahead of Alonso in the fight for eighth position.
On lap 53 Raikkonen stopped the car in the garage and turned off the engine, the power plant restarted after a delay, and the Finn returned to the track, but the problem with MGU-K left.
Hamilton received a penalty from passing through the pit lane for the incident with Riccardo.
The top ten on the 54th lap Vettel - Rosberg - Riccardo - Kvyat - Verstappen - Sainz - Alonso - Button - Massa - Grosjean.
At the 55th lap Massa change tires, Hamilton goes fine, and Perez has withdrawn, stopped the car in the pits.
Verstappen and Maldonado received fines from passing through the pit lane speeding.
At the 56th lap Raikkonen stopped the car in the garage and fizzled. Grosjean ahead of Button, both ahead of Sainz.
Hamilton ahead of Nasr in the fight for tenth position. Sainz stopped the car in the garage and fizzled.
The top ten on the 62-lap: Vettel - Rosberg - Riccardo - Kvyat - Verstappen - #Fernando-Alonso
- Grosjean - Button - Erickson - Nasr.
The first three went tight group, six laps to go, Vettel - Rosberg - Riccardo fit in two seconds - and everything was decided on the last lap.
Riccardo attacks Rosberg
On the 64th lap Rosberg Riccardo attacked, blocked tires under braking - the contact occurred at the car of Daniel shattered front wing and the machine Nico burst rear tire.
Both drivers went into the pits, Nico lost a lot of time driving a slow circle on three wheels - he returned to the track only the ninth and Riccardo went to third.
Kvyat punished addition of ten seconds for overtaking Hamilton outside the track. Maldonado was the third penalty during the race - an increase of ten seconds for overtaking behind the safety car.
At the 67th lap Hamilton was ahead of #Grosjean
in the fight for sixth position. #Sebastian-Vettel
won the Grand Prix of Hungary, won the 41st career victory and second of the season. Daniil Kvyat finished second for the first time in his career standing on the podium, Daniel Ricardo finished the race third.
Max Verstappen finished the race fourth, having achieved the best result of his career. For the first time this season, both drivers #McLaren-F1
earned points in the race. #Lewis-Hamilton
increased the lead in the championship, finishing sixth - #Nico-Rosberg
finished the race eighth.
On the podium riders dedicated their memory performance of Jules Bianchi. The Hungarian race was incredibly exciting, effectively ending the first half of the season. Ahead of the big summer break and the end of August to continue the fight on the track at Spa!