Max Verstappen gained the 2022 Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix from P10 with pitch-perfect execution of Crimson Bull’s technique, whereas Lewis Hamilton completed second forward of his pole-sitting Mercedes teammate George Russell.
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Russell led on smooth tyres and pitted on Lap 15, soft-shod Verstappen pitting from P5 a lap later to pressure Carlos Sainz to pit from the lead. Charles Leclerc in the meantime stayed out within the lead, extending his first stint till Lap 22. Russell led once more however was handed by Sainz on Lap 31. So, from P4, Verstappen compelled the problem with a second cease for mediums on Lap 39.
Crucially, with that cease, Verstappen had pulled off an undercut on Sainz and had a bonus on Leclerc too, the Monegasque beginning on mediums to swap for a similar compound after a protracted first stint – and from the lead pitting from laborious tyres effectively after Verstappen. The Dutchman cleared his rival with ease quickly after that and it grew to become clear that onerous tyres weren’t the reply; Leclerc fell to P6 as he switched once more for softs whereas Verstappen gained by 7.8s.
And that was regardless of a 360-degree spin that nearly price Verstappen on the ultimate nook and compelled him to make one other overtake on Leclerc.
Hamilton began seventh on mediums, cleared the Alpines, pitted for mediums and stayed out lengthy to make sure he might end the race on softs, which ensured he might cross the likes of Sainz after which Russell to complete second.
Having began on pole, Russell couldn’t convert that to a win, his soft-medium-medium technique seeing him find yourself third forward of Sainz, who was price by gradual pit stops to complete fourth behind the Mercedes. Sainz nonetheless held off Sergio Perez by a second, whereas Leclerc couldn’t use his smooth tyres to cross Perez and ended up sixth behind the Crimson Bull on one other disappointing day for the Scuderia.
Lando Norris beat the Alpines to seventh, whereas Fernando Alonso completed P8 on the expense of teammate Esteban Ocon. Sebastian Vettel scrapped with Lance Stroll to steer his Canadian teammate for P10.
Pierre Gasly took P12, comfortably forward of Thirteenth-place Zhou Guanyu. Mick Schumacher was subsequent, whereas Daniel Ricciardo might solely handle fifteenth because of a five-second penalty forward of the opposite Haas of Kevin Magnussen – who was concerned in a minor collision early on.
Williams have been subsequent, Alex Albon ending forward of Nicholas Latifi in P17 and P18 respectively, whereas a spin noticed Yuki Tsunoda end nineteenth and final for AlphaTauri.
Valtteri Bottas stopped 5 laps from the tip to deliver out a Digital Security Automobile and a last-place classification for the Alfa Romeo.
Mario Isola – Motorsport Director, Pirelli:
I’m thrilled for the a whole bunch of hundreds of spectators who got here to the observe and all the opposite followers world wide who noticed three groups in an in depth combat for victory for the primary time this season. This can be a win for everybody in Formula 1, and it was additionally nice to see round 10 totally different tyre methods through the race – with each compound used – which all performed their half in delivering an thrilling and spectacular Grand Prix, simply as we now have seen all 12 months to date. Budapest now marks the start of the summer season break, however not right away for us: on Tuesday and Wednesday we keep right here on the Hungaroring to proceed our 2023 testing programme. It’s the ultimate push earlier than the vacations, which we’ll deal with protected within the data of all of the work that has been carried out because of the efforts of everybody at Pirelli: each current on the observe, and again at base in Milan.
How the compounds made a distinction:
2022 Formula 1 Hungarian GP Race Outcomes
|1.||1||Max Verstappen||Netherlands||Crimson Bull Racing Honda||1:39:35.912||25||258|
|2.||44||Lewis Hamilton||Nice Britain||Mercedes-AMG Petronas||+7.834s||19||146|
|3.||63||George Russell||Nice Britain||Mercedes-AMG Petronas||+12.337s||15||153|
|4.||55||Carlos Sainz||Spain||Scuderia Ferrari||+14.579s||12||156|
|5.||11||Sergio Perez||Mexico||Crimson Bull Racing Honda||+15.688s||10||173|
|6.||16||Charles Leclerc||Monaco||Scuderia Ferrari||+16.047s||8||178|
|7.||4||Lando Norris||Nice Britain||Mclaren Racing||+78.300s||6||76|
|8.||14||Fernando Alonso||Spain||Alpine F1 Staff||+1 lap||4||41|
|9.||31||Esteban Ocon||France||Alpine F1 Staff||+1 lap||2||58|
|10.||5||Sebastian Vettel||Germany||Aston Martin F1 Staff||+1 lap||1||16|
|11.||18||Lance Stroll||Canada||Aston Martin F1 Staff||+1 lap||0||4|
|12.||10||Pierre Gasly||France||Scuderia AlphaTauri||+1 lap||0||16|
|13.||24||Zhou Guanyu||China||Alfa Romeo F1 Staff||+1 lap||0||5|
|14.||47||Mick Schumacher||Germany||Haas F1 Staff||+1 lap||0||12|
|15.||3||Daniel Ricciardo||Australia||McLaren Racing||+1 lap||0||19|
|16.||20||Kevin Magnussen||Denmark||Haas F1 Staff||+1 lap||0||22|
|17.||23||Alexander Albon||Thailand||Williams Racing||+1 lap||0||3|
|18.||6||Nicholas Latifi||Canada||Williams Racing||+1 lap||0||0|
|19.||22||Yuki Tsunoda||Japan||Scuderia AlphaTauri||+2 laps||0||11|
|14.||77||Valtteri Bottas||Finland||Alfa Romeo F1 Staff||DNF||0||46|
2022 Constructor Standings
|1.||Crimson Bull Racing||431|
|3.||Mercedes-AMG F1 Staff||304|
|4.||Alpine F1 Staff||99|
|6.||Alfa Romeo Racing||51|
|7.||Haas F1 Staff||34|
|9.||Aston Martin F1 Staff||20|
Listed here are the team-by-team highlights:
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