Hungarian Grand Prix 2019

Hamilton Winner Hungary 2019

Race report, qualifying times and more.

Race Report

Hamilton wins after superior strategy. Verstappen no chance but happy to confirm strength and potential of car.

Hamilton swapped to a two-stop strategy in a bid to use fresh tires to mount a late attack on Red Bull driver Verstappen. The risk paid off with even Hamilton himself surprised how easy it was at the last laps of the race.

Verstappen: “I think you can see how much margin they still have when they really need to push,” Verstappen said in the post-race press conference.

“Today Lewis was on fire as well, but you see, once he really has to go for it, you can see that that car is still the dominant car.

Ferrari’s lead driver Sebastian Vettel completed the podium using a similar strategy as Hamilton to take over his team-mate at the closing laps of the race

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes701h35m03.796s
2Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda7017.796s
3Sebastian VettelFerrari701m01.433s
4Charles LeclercFerrari701m05.250s
5Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault691 Lap
6Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda691 Lap
7Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari691 Lap
8Valtteri BottasMercedes691 Lap
9Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault691 Lap
10Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda691 Lap
11Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes691 Lap
12Nico HulkenbergRenault691 Lap
13Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari691 Lap
14Daniel RicciardoRenault691 Lap
15Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda682 Laps
16George RussellWilliams/Mercedes682 Laps
17Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes682 Laps
18Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari682 Laps
19Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes673 Laps
Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari49Water leak

Drivers’ Championship

1Lewis Hamilton250
2Valtteri Bottas188
3Max Verstappen181
4Sebastian Vettel156
5Charles Leclerc132
6Pierre Gasly63
7Carlos Sainz Jr.58
8Kimi Raikkonen31
9Daniil Kvyat27
10Lando Norris24
11Daniel Ricciardo22
12Lance Stroll18
13Kevin Magnussen18
14Nico Hulkenberg17
15Alexander Albon16
16Sergio Perez13
17Romain Grosjean8
18Antonio Giovinazzi1
19Robert Kubica1
20George Russell0

Constructors’ Championship

3Red Bull/Honda244
5Toro Rosso/Honda43
7Alfa Romeo/Ferrari32
8Racing Point/Mercedes31

Saturday Qualifying

Verstappen Pole Hungary 2019

Max Verstappen claimed his first Formula 1 pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Bottas ahead of Hamilton and Vettel was beaten again by Charles Leclerc – P4.

1Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda1m14.572s
2Valtteri BottasMercedes0.018s
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes0.197s
4Charles LeclercFerrari0.471s
5Sebastian VettelFerrari0.499s
6Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda0.878s
7Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault1.228s
8Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault1.280s
9Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1.441s
10Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1.469s
11Nico HulkenbergRenault1.993s
12Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda2.115s
13Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda2.120s
14Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari2.509s
15George RussellWilliams/Mercedes2.459s
16Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes2.537s
17Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari2.232s
18Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes2.970s
19Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes3.752s
20Daniel RicciardoRenault2.685s

FP3 times

1Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m16.084s21
2Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda1m16.097s0.013s16
3Sebastian VettelFerrari1m16.166s0.082s18
4Valtteri BottasMercedes1m16.355s0.271s19
5Charles LeclercFerrari1m16.392s0.308s18
6Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda1m16.684s0.600s19
7Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault1m16.774s0.690s20
8Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m17.216s1.132s22
9Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault1m17.217s1.133s23
10Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1m17.230s1.146s17
11Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m17.293s1.209s21
12Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda1m17.432s1.348s21
13Nico HulkenbergRenault1m17.667s1.583s19
14Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes1m17.670s1.586s17
15Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m17.929s1.845s22
16Daniel RicciardoRenault1m17.962s1.878s19
17Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda1m18.024s1.940s19
18George RussellWilliams/Mercedes1m18.072s1.988s23
19Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes1m18.534s2.450s20
20Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes1m18.709s2.625s26

FP2 times

Red Bull driver Pierre Gasly topped the second Free Practice session at the Hungarian Grand Prix, setting the fastest time before the rain came.

Due to a crash by Alex Albon, teams weren’t able to get more laps in before the rain started to fall in earnest. That left Red Bull at the top followed by Hamilton in P3 and Bottas in P4. Still, Ferrari is expected to be strong in qualifying on Saturday.

1Pierre GaslyRed Bull/Honda1m17.854s16
2Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda1m17.909s0.055s12
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m17.995s0.141s15
4Valtteri BottasMercedes1m18.184s0.330s18
5Daniel RicciardoRenault1m18.597s0.743s13
6Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m18.682s0.828s25
7Charles LeclercFerrari1m18.852s0.998s21
8Nico HulkenbergRenault1m18.892s1.038s14
9Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1m18.909s1.055s25
10Daniil KvyatToro Rosso/Honda1m18.957s1.103s22
11Romain GrosjeanHaas/Ferrari1m19.149s1.295s19
12Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1m19.178s1.324s21
13Sebastian VettelFerrari1m19.254s1.400s24
14Carlos Sainz Jr.McLaren/Renault1m19.398s1.544s22
15Sergio PerezRacing Point/Mercedes1m19.721s1.867s13
16Lance StrollRacing Point/Mercedes1m19.774s1.920s14
17George RussellWilliams/Mercedes1m19.889s2.035s14
18Lando NorrisMcLaren/Renault1m20.401s2.547s6
19Robert KubicaWilliams/Mercedes1m20.439s2.585s15
20Alexander AlbonToro Rosso/Honda2


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