Watch the drivers’ statements after the 2022 Hungarian F1 Grand Prix – Formula 1 News
Charles Leclerc was superb at the Hungaroring and it appeared that even Ferrari couldn’t cease him on this Sunday’s race (31). But, in the end, the “screw” at all times comes. The Italian workforce pulled off the inconceivable, bought the technique fully mistaken and dropped the arduous tires on the driver’s F1-75 for the remaining stretch of the race.
Problem? With apparent difficulties warming up the compounds on a chilly monitor, Leclerc noticed himself overtaken by Max Verstappen and George Russell. Not solely that, the Maranello workforce recalculated the route, stopped their teammate once more and tried to right the mistake with an extra pit cease, this time for comfortable tyres. The consequence? Only sixth place. Oh, oh, oh…
Red Bull and Mercedes are, after all, unrelated. Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton had nice drives; the Dutchman began in tenth, went up the area and took the unlikely victory. The seven-time world champion began from seventh, exhibiting that Mercedes has been bettering race after race and crossed the end line in second place, taking his fifth consecutive podium.
third, George Russell began from pole place, noticed Verstappen efficiently ‘undercut’ and, at the finish of the race, even noticed his workforce-mate go – when the younger Mercedista had worn tyres. Carlos Sainz, Sergio Pérez, Leclerc, Lando Norris, Fernando Alonso, Esteban Ocon and Sebastian Vettel accomplished the high-10.
Formula 1 has now closed its summer time vacation actions. It’s solely 4 weeks from now, August 26-28, with the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.
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See what F1 drivers needed to say about the Hungarian Grand Prix right here:
Max Verstappen, first: Verstappen praises Red Bull’s technique in Hungary: “We had been very reactive”
Lewis Hamilton, second: Hamilton dedicates Hungary podium to Mercedes ‘effort’ in 2022: ‘I have never given up’
George Russell, third: Russell says he’s “proud” and praises Mercedes’ “superior job” in Hungary
Carlos Sainz, fourth: Sainz expresses frustration with Hungary’s Ferrari consequence: ‘Something mistaken with the automobile and the tyres’
Sergio Perez, fifth: Pérez has analyzed Red Bull’s “good race”, and sees evolution in the Hungarian Grand Prix
Charles Leclerc, sixth: Leclerc “does not perceive” Ferrari’s ways in Hungary with arduous tyres: “I misplaced the race there”
Lando Norris, seventh: Norris settles down and seventh place in Hungary was “all you possibly can do”.
Fernando Alonso, eighth: Alonso trembles with the factors, however Alpine admits that he anticipated a “higher consequence” in Hungary
Esteban Ocon, ninth: “Today we will be pleased to attain factors with each vehicles, which is at all times optimistic, however particularly to go on vacation. I do not assume we optimized our potential throughout the race and we’ll focus on collectively what we will do to enhance. The one-cease technique was difficult, however price the factors. In the final lap I needed to defend arduous in opposition to Vettel’s assaults. Overall, we’ll go into the vacation in fourth place in the Constructors’ World Cup and hope to extend our lead. [para a McLaren] in a couple of weeks.”
Sebastian Vettel, tenth: Vettel regrets VSC at finish of Hungarian GP and desires Aston Martin “stronger on Saturdays”.
Lance Walk, 11am: “I feel I ran a robust race right now. In the final lap, Sebastian was on the medium tires and I used to be on the softs; I did not have one other medium compound, and that tire would possibly final a bit longer. Unfortunately, the comfortable was the mistaken tire in the circumstances, however these items occur in racing. I had enjoyable working by way of the high-10. When I handed Daniel (Ricciardo), I gave him area on the inside in flip 2, however I feel he struggled to carry on to the arduous tire and went a bit deeper. Sometimes it occurs that means. We appear to have a greater tempo on Sundays than on Saturdays, so we’ve got to take a look at that. But many positives must be eliminated right now.’
Pierre Gasly, twelfth: “I’ve to say that I’m pleased with right now. Starting from the pit lane isn’t straightforward and we managed to get well to twelfth place. We modified a couple of issues in the automobile for the begin, which gave us extra tempo and allowed us to make good progress. The most necessary factor is that we use the subsequent few weeks to get the most out of our group and constantly end in the factors. I do know the workforce is able to reaching it. With the new, tougher vehicles, we’d like time to get the most out of it.”
Guanyu Zhou, on the thirteenth: “The situations weren’t precisely a risk, they had been combined, particularly in the final laps a bit extra slippery. [com a chuva], however total it was high quality. Our plan did not go nicely, we had difficulties in the first laps and began shedding floor to different vehicles. Stopping did not assist, so I needed to cease once more and went to the again. It was irritating as a result of it jeopardized my probabilities. Also, the tempo was good and we deserved extra; I feel we went again to what we had at Silverstone. I’ve realized so much in the season thus far, one thing that was troublesome and exquisite at the identical time. and there may be nonetheless a lot to enhance. It’s good to take a break now to return again stronger and get good outcomes.”
Mick Schumacher, 14: “Again it was tougher than we anticipated. We anticipated the arduous compound to work and it did not, so when it comes to technique, we might have guess on the mistaken tyre. We had an excellent begin, that is what we’re aiming for, however sadly we could not maintain on and ended up in 14th place. I feel we’ve got so much to look again, analyze and perceive, let’s know in Spa how the new bundle works, what we’d like when it comes to configuration and what we should be quick. I hope this bundle works very nicely at Spa and we’ll know for certain if that is the case.’
Daniel Ricciardo, fifteenth: “Unfortunately, we had extra downs than ups. It was an excellent begin, however then I fell a couple of locations. I felt like I used to be in an excellent place, however I bear in mind an Alpino got here actually arduous popping out of flip 1 and I ran out of room, so I needed to open up or I might have misplaced a wing. I misplaced momentum in the second and ended up on the outdoors of the second flip as nicely. So it was a bit complicated in the first spherical. Then the comfortable tires actually fell aside, there was nothing on that tire. The center ones had been a bit higher. I managed to make a pleasant go in the Alps, it was enjoyable. I used to be capable of maintain the experience a bit bit with the mediums, after which once we went out with the hards, we simply did not catch on. I attempted to keep away from the contact however I could not and sadly I hit it, I turned it and bought a penalty and that was it. The arduous tire did not work for us, I could not make it work. I’m trying ahead to the break, after all, and in the second semester I’ll attempt to come again with a bit extra velocity.”
Kevin Magnussen, 16: “Our race was jeopardized by having to cease due to the black and orange flag. I had a bit contact with considered one of the McLarens at the begin, I could not assist it, and it wasn’t too unhealthy, so I used to be shocked to report the flag. Later on, we could not actually use the arduous tire, so it was good to get on the market and do some laps on the medium compounds. It was optimistic to have what we anticipated instantly after placing the automobile on the monitor. It might be a variety of work to make up the lap time and that may occur in the subsequent few races, it is a new potential to be unlocked.”
Alex Albon, 17: “The race was good. We had been a bit out with the preliminary injury to the automobile and there was a variety of tire and pitstop degradation, which did not make it any simpler. It was a troublesome weekend for us, however a studying one as we proceed to know the strengths and weaknesses of the new bundle. Looking at the season thus far, I’m personally pleased. Everything went nicely and higher than I anticipated, and I’m very pleased to go on summer time trip. It’s clear that we’re not the place we wish to be when it comes to place, however now we’ve got time to reset and we’ll come again stronger after the break.”
Nicholas Latifi, 18: “Unfortunately, our race was compromised early on because of injury to the entrance wing. It wasn’t nice as the injury was pushed again with far more tire degradation than we anticipated. The stability was very troublesome with the wind, so we’ve got to discover a method to modify that later in the season. It’s not the finest means to enter the summer time break, however we’ll take time to recharge and attempt to get well at Spa.”
Yuki Tsunoda, 19: “A really arduous day, it did not even really feel like a race. I had difficulties with the automobile all through the race as a result of I had no grip. It was very troublesome to remain on the monitor and I made a mistake that induced me to spin. Tough weekend for me, and we’ve got to return and consider every thing to know why the updates did not repay as we thought they might. We’ll restart every thing in the summer time break and are available again stronger for the second half of the season.”
Valtteri Bottas, NC: “It was difficult, like in France. Hard tires weren’t as quick as I believed. We tried, we thought it might be the finest for us, nevertheless it wasn’t. We wished a one-cease technique and it was arduous to get out of that. I nonetheless needed to cease with technical issues, which was a disgrace. I simply misplaced energy. I do not know the particulars but, however clearly we’ll examine with the workforce. In any case, he was unlikely to attain. I’m trying ahead to take pleasure in the holidays and recharge my batteries to return again stronger for the second half of the match.”
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