GP Ungheria, prove libere venerdì–28/07/2017
Hungarian GP FP2: Ricciardo fastest again in upgraded Red Bull F1 car
Daniel Ricciardo continued his impressive pace in the upgraded Red Bull ahead of Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix with the quickest time in second practice.
Ricciardo, who set the pace in the opening 90-minute session at the Hungaroring, clocked a 1m18.455s on the super-soft tyres to finish 0.183 seconds clear of Sebastian Vettel in FP2.
Valtteri Bottas was third fastest, ahead of Kimi Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton with the top five drivers separated by just 0.324s.
Much of the early running was completed on the soft compound tyre, with Hamilton leading the way with a 1m18.779s, six tenths quicker than Ricciardo.
Championship leader Vettel was the first to switch to the super-softs and promptly went top of the charts with a 1m18.638s.
Hamilton did not improve his time after failing to get a clean lap together, but Bottas and Raikkonen did to go second and third.
Ricciardo then bolted on the super-softs to go quickest of all, a fraction quicker than he managed in the morning session.
Focus had just switched to gathering long run data when Pascal Wehrlein crashed heavily at Turn 11 to bring out the red flag.
The rear of the Sauber stepped out as he went through the right-hander and when Wehrlein corrected, the car spun in the opposite direction.
The German clouted the barrier with the front-right and then ricocheted into an adjacent barrier, damaging the left-hand side of the car.
Wehrlein, who was 20th quickest, was able to exit the car unassisted but was taken to the circuit’s medical centre for precautionary checks. He was given the all-clear.
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished sixth quickest, nearly half a second slower than team-mate Ricciardo but ahead of Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg and Fernando Alonso.
Carlos Sainz Jr and Stoffel Vandoorne completed the top 10.
It was another frustrating session for Jolyon Palmer, who was forced to revert to the old-spec floor before FP2 after damaging his new one in an incident in FP1.
Late on in the session the rear of his Renault stepped out at Turn 14 and, as Palmer corrected, the car lurched the other way and sent him sliding into the barriers to bring out the red flag again.
Haas did an impressive job to get Kevin Magnussen out for the closing stages of the session, after Antonio Giovinazzi crashed in the first session.
Magnussen ended the session 17th, one place ahead of team-mate Romain Grosjean.
SECOND PRACTICE TIMES
|1||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Racing||Red Bull/Renault||1m18.455s||–||32|
|2||Sebastian Vettel||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari||1m18.638s||0.183s||28|
|3||Valtteri Bottas||Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team||Mercedes||1m18.656s||0.201s||33|
|4||Kimi Raikkonen||Scuderia Ferrari||Ferrari||1m18.755s||0.300s||28|
|5||Lewis Hamilton||Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team||Mercedes||1m18.779s||0.324s||31|
|6||Max Verstappen||Red Bull Racing||Red Bull/Renault||1m18.951s||0.496s||25|
|7||Nico Hulkenberg||Renault Sport F1 Team||Renault||1m19.714s||1.259s||33|
|8||Fernando Alonso||McLaren Honda||McLaren/Honda||1m19.815s||1.360s||31|
|9||Carlos Sainz||Scuderia Toro Rosso||Toro Rosso/Renault||1m19.834s||1.379s||35|
|10||Stoffel Vandoorne||McLaren Honda||McLaren/Honda||1m19.909s||1.454s||18|
|11||Esteban Ocon||Sahara Force India F1 Team||Force India/Mercedes||1m20.126s||1.671s||34|
|12||Sergio Perez||Sahara Force India F1 Team||Force India/Mercedes||1m20.266s||1.811s||33|
|13||Daniil Kvyat||Scuderia Toro Rosso||Toro Rosso/Renault||1m20.577s||2.122s||37|
|14||Lance Stroll||Williams Martini Racing||Williams/Mercedes||1m20.791s||2.336s||31|
|15||Felipe Massa||Williams Martini Racing||Williams/Mercedes||1m20.869s||2.414s||22|
|16||Jolyon Palmer||Renault Sport F1 Team||Renault||1m21.175s||2.720s||12|
|17||Kevin Magnussen||Haas F1 Team||Haas/Ferrari||1m21.345s||2.890s||11|
|18||Romain Grosjean||Haas F1 Team||Haas/Ferrari||1m21.504s||3.049s||25|
|19||Marcus Ericsson||Sauber F1 Team||Sauber/Ferrari||1m21.559s||3.104s||31|
|20||Pascal Wehrlein||Sauber F1 Team||Sauber/Ferrari||1m21.722s||3.267s||16|
Hungarian GP FP1: Daniel Ricciardo fastest in upgraded Red Bull
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo set the pace in opening practice for Formula 1’s Hungarian Grand Prix, with three different teams occupying the top three places.
Ricciardo clocked a 1m18.486s on the super-soft Pirelli tyres, which was just 0.05 seconds slower than the fastest lap of the Hungaroring in an F1 car, set by Rubens Barrichello in 2004.
The Australian, running in an updated Red Bull, finished 0.234s seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen with Lewis Hamilton just over a tenth further back in third for Mercedes.
Championship leader Sebastian Vettel struggled with oversteer in a scrappy session and ended up sixth quickest, one second adrift of Ricciardo.
Valtteri Bottas set the early pace, the Finn clocking a 1m19.451s on the super-softs before making a series of improvements to drop into the low 1m19s.
Team-mate Hamilton then became the first man into the 1m18s, only to be usurped by Ricciardo, who pumped in a series of quick laps to sweep to the top of the times.
Attention then turned to gathering long-run data, particularly on the super-soft tyre, at the Hungaroring.
Bottas ended the session fourth quickest, ahead of Max Verstappen, with McLaren getting both cars into the top 10 as Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne finished seventh and eighth respectively.
Renault’s Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer were separated by three tenths of a second as they completed the top 10.
Palmer brought an early end to the session when he ran wide at Turn 4, driving over the exit kerb, which shattered his front wing, caused a puncture and scattered debris across the track.
The Briton tried to recover to the pits, but was ultimately forced to stop the car at the side of the circuit.
Felipe Massa was the leading Williams in 11th, four tenths quicker than team-mate Lance Stroll, and just a fraction ahead of Force India’s Sergio Perez.
It was a frustrating morning for Haas, with Antonio Gionvinazzi – in for Kevin Magnussen for FP1 – bringing out the red flag when he spun at Turn 11 and ended up in the barriers.
Earlier in the session, Romain Grosjean also ran off track, sliding gingerly into the tyre barrier and damaging the rear wing.
Grosjean spent most of the session in the garage but managed a flurry of laps in the closing stages and ended up 16th fastest.
|1||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull/Renault||1m18.486s||–||31|
|4||Max Verstappen||Red Bull/Renault||1m19.162s||0.676s||27|
|12||Sergio Perez||Force India/Mercedes||1m20.574s||2.088s||23|
|13||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso/Renault||1m20.780s||2.294s||27|
|14||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso/Renault||1m20.917s||2.431s||25|
|17||Alfonso Celis||Force India/Mercedes||1m21.602s||3.116s||24|