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The 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 Rolex Magyar Nagydíj 2018) was a Formula One motor race held on 29 July 2018 at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary. The race was the twelfth round of the 2018 Formula One World Championship and marked the 34th running of the Hungarian Grand Prix, and the 33rd time the race had been run as a World Championship event since the inaugural season in 1950.

2018 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 12 of 21 in the 2018 Formula One World Championship
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Layout of the Hungaroring circuit
Layout of the Hungaroring circuit
Race details[1]
Date 29 July 2018
Official name Formula 1 Rolex Magyar Nagydíj 2018
Location Hungaroring
Mogyoród, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 306.630 km (190.531 mi)
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:35.658
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer
Time 1:20.012 on lap 46
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton entered the round with a 17-point lead over Sebastian Vettel in the Drivers' Championship, and extended it to 24 points. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes led Ferrari by 8 points before the race, and they further extended their lead to 10 points.[2]

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BackgroundEdit

The Ferrari crew wore black armbands in honour of former Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne, who died following complications from surgery on 25 July 2018. [3] Black stripes were also incorporated into the cars of Ferrari as well as engine customer teams Haas and Sauber in tribute to Marchionne. [4]

RaceEdit

Hamilton led away from pole and got away well with Bottas in close pursuit. Max Verstappen retired on lap 5 following an engine failure, with a brief virtual safety car period to remove his car. Hamilton pitted from the lead on lap 25, however Vettel stayed out and didn't make his pit stop until lap 39, and was unable to get out ahead of Bottas. By lap 65, Vettel and Räikkönen had caught up to Bottas on fresher tyres. Vettel went for an overtake at turn 2 and moved into second place, but Bottas made contact trying to defend, damaging his front wing and letting Räikkönen through. Three laps later, Daniel Ricciardo attempted an overtake on Bottas, but the two drivers also made contact and picked up damage. Bottas gave the position up on the final lap, finishing in fifth. He was later handed a 10-second time penalty for causing a collision, however this did not change his finishing position. Hamilton won the race, seventeen seconds ahead of Vettel, with Räikkönen finishing in third.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. Car
no.
Driver Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Q1 Q2 Q3
1 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:17.419 1:31.242 1:35.658 1
2 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:17.123 1:32.081 1:35.918 2
3 7   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:17.526 1:32.762 1:36.186 3
4 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:16.666 1:28.636 1:36.210 4
5 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 1:17.829 1:30.771 1:36.743 5
6 10   Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:18.577 1:31.286 1:37.591 6
7 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:16.940 1:31.178 1:38.032 7
8 28   Brendon Hartley Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 1:18.429 1:32.590 1:38.128 8
9 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 1:18.314 1:32.968 1:39.858 9
10 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 1:17.901 1:33.650 1:40.593 10
11 14   Fernando Alonso McLaren-Renault 1:18.208 1:35.214 11
12 3   Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 1:18.540 1:36.442 12
13 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 1:17.905 1:36.506 13
14 9   Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 1:18.641 1:37.075 14
15 18   Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 1:18.560 No time PL1
16 2   Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Renault 1:18.782 15
17 16   Charles Leclerc Sauber-Ferrari 1:18.817 16
18 31   Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 1:19.142 17
19 11   Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 1:19.200 18
20 35   Sergey Sirotkin Williams-Mercedes 1:19.301 19
107% time: 1:22.032
Source:[5]
Notes
  • ^1  – Lance Stroll was required to start from the pit lane after changing his front wing.[6]

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 70 1:37:16.427 1 25
2 5   Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 70 +17.123 4 18
3 7   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 70 +20.101 3 15
4 3   Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 70 +46.419 12 12
5 77   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 70 +1:00.0001 2 10
6 10   Pierre Gasly Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 70 +1:13.273 6 8
7 20   Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 9 6
8 14   Fernando Alonso McLaren-Renault 69 +1 lap 11 4
9 55   Carlos Sainz Jr. Renault 69 +1 lap 5 2
10 8   Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 10 1
11 28   Brendon Hartley Scuderia Toro Rosso-Honda 69 +1 lap 8
12 27   Nico Hülkenberg Renault 69 +1 lap 13
13 31   Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 69 +1 lap 17
14 11   Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 69 +1 lap 18
15 9   Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 68 +2 laps 14
16 35   Sergey Sirotkin Williams-Mercedes 68 +2 laps 19
17 18   Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 68 +2 laps PL
Ret 2   Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Renault 49 Gearbox 15
Ret 33   Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 5 Power loss 7
Ret 16   Charles Leclerc Sauber-Ferrari 0 Suspension 16
Source:[7]
Notes

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Formula 1 Rolex Magyar Nagydíj 2018". Formula1.com. Formula One Management. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Lewis Hamilton bolsters F1 title lead with victory in Hungarian Grand Prix". Guardian. 29 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  3. ^ Ballard, Stuart (29 July 2018). "Sergio Marchionne tribute on Ferrari car as Raikkonen and Vettel pay respects to late boss". express.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Ferrari, Haas and Sauber to carry black stripes in memory of Marchionne". RaceFans. 26 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Formula 1 Rolex Magyar Nagydíj 2018 – Qualifying". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 28 July 2018. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  6. ^ Mitchell, Scott. "Damage to new front wing triggers pitlane start for Stroll". motorsport.com. Motorsport Network. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Formula 1 Rolex Magyar Nagydíj 2018 – Race Result". Formula1.com. Formula One World Championship Limited. 29 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Hungary 2018 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

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