Sainz overtakes Verstappen as FP1 leader to open Hungarian Grand Prix – Formula 1 News

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Formula 1 received underway on the Hungaroring on the final weekend earlier than the summer season break. This Friday morning (29), the automobiles took to the closed monitor within the Eastern European nation to begin work on the Hungarian Grand Prix. With the monitor over 50°C, on hearth, Carlos Sainz gained in opposition to Max Verstappen and Red Bull.

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The actuality is that FP1 on the Hungaroring was a cat and mouse duel between Ferrari and Red Bull. There have been many exchanges between Sainz, Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc within the lead. The three spent nearly equal time within the lead all through the hour, but it surely was the Spaniard who finally took the win, clocking a time of 1:18.750. Indications, nonetheless, are that the 2 are matched.

Verstappen got here in second, however lower than 0s130. Leclerc could not go beneath 1min19s, however was nonetheless lower than 0s3 slower than his group-mate.

Fourth place went to Lando Norris, 0s5 slower in a McLaren that reveals he understands the traits of the Magyar monitor. George Russell was fifth, however 0s3 worse than Norris. Allergic Sergio Pérez was solely sixth and throughout the TV present the Mexican might solely sneeze 3 times into the Red Bull radio and say that one thing on the monitor brought about him to be allergic.

Lewis Hamilton was caught with Russell and Perez, however in ninth place, whereas Daniel Ricciardo couldn’t hold inside a second of the leader Sainz, however nonetheless left for the good rival of the season McLaren. This is Alpine, and Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso have been ninth and tenth.

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The afternoon warmth in Hungary was overwhelming, as scheduled for the primary free follow at 2pm native time. [9h de Brasília] he approached With 32°C ambient temperature and 55°C monitor, the automobiles got the inexperienced flag to take to the Hungaroring after a yr.

Sebastian Vettel was the primary to go away the monitor within the season-ending weekend earlier than the summer season break and 24 hours after saying his retirement from Formula 1 on the finish of the season. In truth, the 2 Aston Martins gave off an air of grace from the beginning. And it was a messy experience as 17 riders painted on the monitor with lower than 4 minutes left on the clock.

Between the 2 greatest groups of the season, the primary set of quick laps got here rapidly and Max Verstappen lapped at 1:21.235 to take the lead, with Carlos Sainz shut behind. But Sainz would change quickly, already working within the 1min20s6 vary. Times would nonetheless drop loads, although. While Sergio Pérez was sluggish to arrive, Charles Leclerc got here in at 1min20s225 to shoot even decrease on the delicate tyres.

The free coaching had a novelty. In truth, every week in the past within the French FP1, an outdated acquaintance was additionally on the monitor: Robert Kubica, Alfa Romeo’s reserve, as soon as once more painted Valtteri Bottas’ automotive to begin work.

Meanwhile, the TV present turned on Perez’s radio to present three of the Mexican’s sneezes. Yes, three sneezes. Pérez sneezed 3 times in a row and mentioned he had some kind of allergy.

McLaren was doing effectively within the session, seemingly stronger in Hungary than in France firstly. Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo have been forward of Alpine and have been additionally within the prime six. Mercedes additionally began on the proper tempo, regardless of the suspicion that they’ve a very good automotive for one of these monitor. With George Russell barely higher than Lewis Hamilton, each appeared shut to rivals Ferrari and Red Bull.

Sergio Pérez suffers a sneezing match throughout F1 free follow in Hungary (Video: F1)

Leclerc, Verstappen, Sainz and Pérez even put 1 in fifth place – Russel – at one level, the explanation was that nobody else used the delicate tyres. Especially after Mercedes placed on the purple band rubber, the state of affairs was a lot nearer. It ought to be famous that, as occurred in France, Pirelli selected the intermediate vary of tires – C2, C3 and C4 – for the weekend in Hungary.

The head coach stored altering arms. Verstappen additionally recovered, however with nearly half a session, Leclerc clocked 1min19s4 to return to the highest. The place was removed from safe, nonetheless. Russell additionally jumped to second, opening each, however was rapidly introduced down.

For the second half of follow, AlphaTauri placed on the delicate tires and opened up a sequence of intermediate groups who would do the identical. Haas did the identical and noticed Mick Schumacher slide off the monitor on lap 12 of the Hungaroring; moments later Hamilton would do the identical in Mercedes. The runway space was soiled and made the slide simple. Russell narrowly escaped later, solely within the first spherical. He had to lock the tires.

It was Sainz who took the lead with 20 minutes left and 1min19s262. But Verstappen would reply, as he did, setting a 1:18.880. Finally, McLaren additionally used delicate tires. It was sufficient to drop Norris into the highest spots.

Turns out Sainz actually needed to lead FP1. He drove very exhausting in France and was hampered by two penalties brought about totally by Ferrari, the Spaniard clocked 1min18s750 and regained the lead. Verstappen was second, whereas Leclerc was third. Pérez adopted Norris and Russell.

Another factor revealed on Friday was Aston Martin’s new entrance wings, wanting to ship a efficiency leap that has but to seem in a really disappointing 2022. Vettel and Stroll have been eleventh and twelfth within the final ten minutes when a number of groups determined to run exhausting tires on the monitor.

And that was it. From the second exhausting tires made their first look, quick laps disappeared. Would they be the identical individual? Just kidding, simply the temper to end the primary exercise of the day. Sainz was additionally the quickest.

F1 2022, Hungarian GP, ​​Hungaroring, FP1:

1 C SAINZ Ferrari 1:18,750 26
two M VERSTAPPEN purple bull 1:18,880 +0.130 24
3 C LECLERC Ferrari 1:19.039 +0.289 26
4 L NORRIS McLaren Mercedes 1:19,299 +0.549 21
5 G RUSSELL mercedes 1:19,606 +0.856 28
6 S PEREZ purple bull 1:19.622 +0.872 24
7 L HAMILTON mercedes 1:19,710 +0.960 25
8 DRINCIARD McLaren Mercedes 1:19,841 +1,091 28
9 AND OCON alpine 1:20,348 +1,598 30
10 F ALONSO alpine 1:20,377 +1,627 27
11 S VETTEL Aston Martin Mercedes 1:20,383 +1,633 26
12 L STROL Aston Martin Mercedes 1:20,414 +1,664 25
13 P GASLY AlphaTauri Honda 1:20,456 +1,706 28
14 Y TSUNODA AlphaTauri Honda 1:20,695 +1,945 27
15 G ZHOU Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1:20,810 +2,060 23
16 SIDE Williams Mercedes 1:20,834 +2,084 28
17 Okay MAGNUS Haas Ferrari 1:20.921 +2,171 24
17 M SCHUMACHER Haas Ferrari 1:21.027 +2,277 25
19 R CUBIC Alfa Romeo Ferrari 1:21.179 +2,429 20
20 N LATIFI Williams Mercedes 1:21.413 +2,663 27

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