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GP Ungheria, prove sabato–25/07/2015

Hungarian GP qualifying: Lewis Hamilton takes comfortable pole

Lewis Hamilton comfortably claimed pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix, by beating Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg for the ninth time in 10 Formula 1 qualifying sessions this season.

Rosberg complained about the handling of his car throughout the different stages of qualifying and couldn’t recover sufficiently to put up much of a fight.

Hamilton and Rosberg were separated by 0.358s after the first runs in Q3, and the German ended up over half a second adrift of Hamilton, who set the fastest lap of the weekend so far on his final effort to claim his fifth career pole in Hungary.

The expected close fight for best of the rest behind Mercedes materialised, as less than half a second covered Ferrari, Red Bull and Williams in Q2.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel ultimately claimed third on the grid, but he ended up only 0.035s clear of the improved Red Bull of Daniel Ricciardo.

The second Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen finished up 0.246s further back in fifth, while Valtteri Bottas was fastest of the two Williams drivers in sixth.

The second Red Bull of Daniil Kvyat joined the second Williams of Felipe Massa on row four, just ahead of Max Verstappen’s Toro Rosso, which only made one run in Q3.

Romain Grosjean’s Lotus rounded out the top 10, over half a second adrift of the next fastest car.

Neither Force India made it through to the top-10 shootout, along with the second Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz and Pastor Maldonado’s Lotus.

Hulkenberg and Sainz were less than a tenth away from Grosjean’s 10th placed Lotus in Q2, while Perez was almost six tenths further back in 13th.

Maldonado was top-10 fast in Q1, but he locked up at Turn 1 on his final flying lap in Q2, which contributed to him missing Q3 by 0.804s.

McLaren headed into qualifying hoping to challenge for a place in the top 10, but could do no better than 15th and 16th after both drivers encountered technical trouble.

Fernando Alonso made it through to Q2, but stopped at the entry to the pitlane during his first run, bringing out the red flags and ending the Spaniard’s session early.

An earlier problem with ERS deployment on Jenson Button’s car meant the Briton missed the Q2 cut by lapping just over a tenth of a second shy of Sainz’s Toro Rosso.

The Briton estimated his problem cost him 0.3s on his final flying lap.

The 2009 world champion joined the Saubers and Manors in dropping out during the first phase of qualifying.

Felipe Nasr felt he "lost it in the last two corners" and finished up 0.154s adrift of Sauber team-mate Marcus Ericsson, who felt he drove a good final flying lap in the sister C34.

Roberto Merhi comfortably out-qualified his team-mate Will Stevens by 0.533s, as the Manor cars filled their customary place on the final row of the grid.

HUNGARIAN GP GRID

Pos Driver Car Gap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m22.020s
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 0.575s
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.719s
4 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 0.754s
5 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1.000s
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1.202s
7 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1.312s
8 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1.517s
9 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1.659s
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 2.161s
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1.806s
12 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1.849s
13 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 2.441s
14 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 2.589s
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda
16 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 2.719s
17 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 2.823s
18 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 2.977s
19 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 5.396s
20 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 5.929s

Da Autosport.com



Hungarian GP FP3: Lewis Hamilton marginally ahead of Nico Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton goes into this afternoon’s qualifying session for Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix as favourite for pole position after setting the pace in third free practice.

The Mercedes driver set the pace early in the session when everyone was lapping on the slower medium-compound Pirellis, just over a tenth faster than team-mate Nico Rosberg.

With most leaving it until the final 15 minutes before bolting on the softs and completing qualifying simulations, Hamilton was then knocked off top spot by Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg.

Hulkenberg was shuffled down to sixth by the end of the session, with Rosberg the first to relegate him after setting a 1m22.997s lap with 12 minutes remaining.

Three minutes later, Hamilton completed his ‘qualifying’ run, outpacing Rosberg by 0.098s to complete the preparation for his bid for a fifth Hungarian GP pole position.

Rosberg’s session ended with two minutes remaining when his engine stalled at the end of the pitlane when he was about to attempt a practice start.

The two Mercedes drivers were untouchable at the front, with Sebastian Vettel best of the rest in third, nine-tenths off Hamilton’s pace.

Daniil Kvyat edged the Toro Rosso of Carlos Sainz with his final lap of the session, putting the Red Bull fourth ahead of its sister car.

Kvyat’s team-mate Daniel Ricciardo was unable to match the Russian, ending the session ninth after both Red Bulls started late to manage their engine mileage.

Max Verstappen also performed well, ending up seventh behind Hulkenberg and one place ahead of the McLaren of Fernando Alonso.

Alonso had been among the earliest drivers to set a time on the soft Pirellis, which put him third for a spell before he was shuffled back.

Behind Ricciardo, Romain Grosjean completed the top 10 for Lotus, 12-thousandths of a second ahead of team-mate Pastor Maldonado.

Williams had a quiet session, with Felipe Massa 12th and Valtteri Bottas – running the latest-specification front wing – 14th.

Perez, who had been as high as fourth by taking the soft tyre early, was 15th fastest ahead of the Ferrari of Kimi Raikkonen.

The Finn was unable to complete a qualifying simulation run because of a water leak, but he would have been comfortably in the top six had he done so given the performance gain of soft tyres.

FP3 RESULTS

Pos Driver Car Gap Laps
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m22.997s 12
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 0.098s 20
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 0.889s 19
4 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1.218s 17
5 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1.329s 22
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1.486s 30
7 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1.681s 22
8 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1.849s 16
9 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1.932s 12
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 1.944s 22
11 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1.956s 16
12 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 2.097s 13
13 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 2.232s 16
14 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 2.348s 17
15 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 2.396s 25
16 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 2.664s 12
17 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 3.063s 20
18 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 3.098s 20
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 5.760s 19
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 5.911s 20

Da Autosport.com

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