SEBASTIAN VETTEL DOMINATES HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX
Even with some minor issues, it was a lights to flag victory for Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Starting off the front row both the Ferrari’s lead the field away, while behind it was rough and tumble through the opening few corners as the rest of the field fought hard for positions early in the race notoriously hard for overtaking.
Australian, Daniel Ricciardo, came off worst out of the altercations. His Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen colliding with the side of Ricciardo’s car, ending his day just a few corners into the race. Verstappen would later receive a 10 second penalty for his part in the crash, putting him out of contention for the race lead. The incident would trigger the first and only appearance of the safety car.
Meanwhile out in front it was a duel between the Ferrari’s and Mercedes’. Vettel held slight margin over Kimi Raikkonen. Behind Lewis Hamilton, who had radio troubles during the opening stages of the race, convinced his team he was faster than Valtteri Bottas, and organised with the team to move in front of his team mate to try challenge the Ferrari’s.
Hamilton, unable to get past the Ferrari’s, handed back the position to Bottas on the final corner. Allowing Bottas to claim the final spot on the podium.
The drive of the day went to Fernando Alonso, who secured his and McLaren’s best result of the year in sixth. Also setting the fastest lap time of the race on the second last lap.
Formula 1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Result
|1||Sebastian Vettel||Ferrari||70 laps|
|5||Max Verstappen||Red Bull/Renault||13.276s|
|7||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso/Renault||1 lap|
|8||Sergio Perez||Force India/Mercedes||1 lap|
|9||Esteban Ocon||Force India/Mercedes||1 lap|
|10||Stoffel Vandoorne||McLaren/Honda||1 lap|
|11||Kevin Magnussen||Haas/Ferrari||1 lap|
|12||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso/Renault||1 lap|
|13||Jolyon Palmer||Renault||1 lap|
|14||Lance Stroll||Williams/Mercedes||1 lap|
|15||Pascal Werhlein||Sauber/Ferrari||2 laps|
|16||Marcus Ericsson||Sauber/Ferrari||2 laps|
|DNF||Paul Di Resta||Williams/Mercedes||Retired|
|DNF||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull/Renault||Collision|
Formula 1 Championship Standings
|22||Paul Di Resta||0|
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Date posted: July 31, 2017