Red Bull extend Hungaroring domination

Mark Webber, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2010

There was no comfort for Red Bull’s rivals at the Hungaroring this morning as the RB6s lapped the track over a second faster than anyone else.

Mark Webber set the quickest time of the weekend so far ahead of qualifying with a 1’19.574.

Team mate Sebastian Vettel’s attempt to beat it were thwarted by traffic.

The fastest driver not equipped with a Red Bull was Fernando Alonso, who was 1.15 seconds slower than Webber when the cars ran on the super-soft tyres at the end of the session.

McLaren’s fears were confirmed when Robert Kubica lapped quicker than either of their drivers in the Renault, and Vitaly Petrov was able to split Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, as was Nico Rosberg.

But Mercedes continue to struggle with their recent upgrades. Michael Schumacher was told on the radio during the session that his rear wing was not working properly.

Free practice three times

Pos. Car Driver Car Best lap Gap Laps
1 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’19.574 17
2 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’20.058 0.484 15
3 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’20.724 1.150 19
4 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’21.066 1.492 19
5 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’21.264 1.690 16
6 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’21.376 1.802 17
7 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’21.399 1.825 15
8 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’21.422 1.848 18
9 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’21.473 1.899 18
10 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’21.513 1.939 18
11 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’21.705 2.131 19
12 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’21.939 2.365 15
13 22 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’22.151 2.577 21
14 23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’22.337 2.763 20
15 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’22.427 2.853 19
16 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’22.508 2.934 22
17 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’22.918 3.344 14
18 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’23.708 4.134 8
19 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’24.547 4.973 19
20 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1’24.576 5.002 22
21 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’24.623 5.049 22
22 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’24.805 5.231 17
23 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’26.479 6.905 21
24 20 Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1’27.176 7.602 21

Practice three ultimate laps

An ultimate lap is a driver’s three fastest laps added together.

Pos. Car Driver Car Ultimate lap Gap Deficit to best
1 6 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’19.520 0.054
2 5 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’19.855 0.335 0.203
3 8 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’20.574 1.054 0.150
4 11 Robert Kubica Renault 1’20.946 1.426 0.120
5 7 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’21.086 1.566 0.178
6 2 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’21.210 1.690 0.166
7 12 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’21.216 1.696 0.183
8 4 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’21.323 1.803 0.099
9 1 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’21.352 1.832 0.121
10 22 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’21.407 1.887 0.744
11 10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’21.413 1.893 0.100
12 9 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’21.608 2.088 0.097
13 3 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’21.768 2.248 0.171
14 23 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’22.132 2.612 0.205
15 17 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’22.203 2.683 0.224
16 16 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’22.428 2.908 0.080
17 14 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’22.816 3.296 0.102
18 15 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’23.563 4.043 0.145
19 18 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1’24.445 4.925 0.131
20 25 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’24.547 5.027 0.000
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’24.572 5.052 0.233
22 19 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’24.623 5.103 0.000
23 21 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’26.366 6.846 0.113
24 20 Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1’27.057 7.537 0.119

Complete practice times

Pos Driver Car FP1 FP2 FP3 Total laps
1 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’21.106 1’20.597 1’19.574 80
2 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’20.976 1’20.087 1’20.058 77
3 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’22.772 1’20.584 1’20.724 78
4 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’23.007 1’20.986 1’21.264 75
5 Robert Kubica Renault 1’22.072 1’21.375 1’21.066 77
6 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’23.249 1’21.195 1’21.399 72
7 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’24.075 1’21.308 1’21.376 62
8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’22.777 1’22.039 1’21.422 71
9 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’22.444 1’21.730 1’21.473 68
10 Nico H???lkenberg Williams-Cosworth 1’22.966 1’21.623 1’21.513 84
11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’22.601 1’21.844 1’21.705 80
12 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’22.792 1’21.773 1’21.939 72
13 Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1’22.764 1’21.809 1’22.151 83
14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’23.327 1’22.212 1’22.337 80
15 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’23.868 1’22.469 1’22.427 90
16 Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1’23.003 1’22.507 1’22.918 55
17 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’23.780 1’22.602 1’22.508 82
18 Vitantonio Liuzzi Force India-Mercedes 1’23.138 1’23.708 44
19 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’23.520 19
20 Lucas di Grassi Virgin-Cosworth 1’26.868 1’25.669 1’24.547 68
21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Cosworth 1’25.032 1’24.553 1’24.576 81
22 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Cosworth 1’25.210 1’27.705 1’24.623 50
23 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’25.990 1’25.376 1’24.805 73
24 Bruno Senna HRT-Cosworth 1’26.990 1’26.745 1’26.479 88
25 Sakon Yamamoto HRT-Cosworth 1’28.157 1’26.798 1’27.176 77

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25 comments on Red Bull extend Hungaroring domination

  1. Looks like it going to be another race between the Red Bulls unless we see a repeat of Turkey… And Kieth i’v a question thats been tearing me apart for the past weeks: How do i put a display picture?

  2. Patrickl said on 31st July 2010, 11:25

    At least Ron Dennis knows that the McLaren is the fastest car. That should help.

  3. Dev said on 31st July 2010, 11:28

    interesting to note that Sutil tops the speed trap @299 and Webber is at the bottom @282…

    thats shows how cleverly Red Bull have set up their car for sector 2 & 3…

  4. Surprise! Sakon in only a second slower than Senna

  5. Santiago said on 31st July 2010, 11:30

    How can the RB go more than a 1sec quicker than Ferrari and almost 2sec than McLaren?

    What tipe of aerocar are they enjoing?

    • They have huge amounts downforce, more than anyone else, as per the whole of season, and the track doesn’t require grunt from the engine. Thus it is a perfect RB6 circuit.

      The reason the Ferraris matched RB in Germany was that that circuit had some long straights and RB’s lack of top speed brought them back closer to the pack.

    • F1iLike said on 31st July 2010, 11:57

      Look at the speed trap. Webber is last in FP3 and Vettel 3rd slowest. Lots of downforce

  6. BasCB (@bascb) said on 31st July 2010, 11:34

    looks like it’s between Webber and Vettel again (the same 0.5 second between them in FP2 and FP3, just the other way around) with Alonso getting best of the rest and Kubica, Massa and Hamilton fighting for 4th.

    Mercedes is way back, i expect Button to get to 7th or 6th.

  7. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 31st July 2010, 11:43

    I’m impresed by Petrov again – but I hate it when things look rosy for him and Kubica pulls two tenths out of nowhere five minutes from the end.

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 31st July 2010, 11:44

      Still it’s a lot better than the situation at the beginning of the year when Kubica would pull out five tenths or more. Petrov’s looking good here and he was strong in Hockenheim too. I could see him splitting the McLarens in qualifying if all goes well.

      • Staffan said on 31st July 2010, 12:02

        Just wait until the Qualify is over, he might be P12 after that..
        I hope that Massa can get a bit more speed and get ahead of Alonso in Qualify.

      • Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 31st July 2010, 13:12

        He was strong at Silverstone as well, but mechanical woes in qualifying shunted him down the grid and a slow puncture late in the race forced a second stop. He showed us what he was capable of in Turkey, but I suspect his confidence was shaken a little after Canada.

        It’s very easy to forget that Petrov started racing in the Lada Cup in Russia before he stepped up to GP2. So he’s really driving high-end machinery without the base education in karting and Formula Three that most drivers have. Not to mention that the likes of Nico Hulkenberg and Kamui Kobayashi – really his main rivals; Renault have reportedly told him that they want to see him racing Hulkenberg if he wants to retain his seat – had established working relationships with Williams and Toyota for years before stepping into Formula 1. Hulkenberg, for instance, was groomed by Williams ever since he was first spotted in the F3 Euroseries. So of al the rookies, Petrov is probably the least experienced. Yet he’s trouncing them in the points. Maybe that’s because he took a gamble and stayed out on dry tyres in Shanghai, but the ability to read the prevailing weather conditions (and sometimes put your faith in the team’s ability to make a strategy call) is one of the most important skills a driver can have.

  8. Rahim RG said on 31st July 2010, 11:49

    Chandhok was faster than Senna

  9. cheers said on 31st July 2010, 12:10

    Webber looked to have .1 on Vettel before he hit traffic and he just didn’t compete yesterday. I don’t think they turn the wick up on the blown diffuser usually Fridays but Vettel did because Webber was pressuring him. Webber was o him and he just came out and knocked it down 0.8 and that might be what the blown diffuser is really worth to the RB6. No bigger gap than 0.15 between them though.

    Vettel was hard eyed on his screen after P3, expect Webber’s settings to migrate again. Let’s see what the relative car speed vs the shape of the Q3 lap looks like between them. Magyar is the one the Austrians will want Vettel on pole for more than 1 reason. De facto home race and track position and getting up on Webber to make the favouritism automatic again. Nobody wants to be in dirty P2 either.

    I like Petrov too and think he might have it but they would be better off with a PDLR or Rubens and that is what McLaren is missing too.

    I’m expecting Rubens to surprise. He always turns up the gap another 0.3-0.5 or so over Hulkenberg from FP3 to qualy.

  10. The only reason why Yamamoto is racing is because he is super rich.

  11. SoLiDG (@solidg) said on 31st July 2010, 13:01

    I wonder wich wing ferrari will use. They were doubting their latest ‘flexi’ wing… looks like a vettel/webber battle

  12. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 1st August 2010, 2:28

    It seems like this weekend unlike last one will be Red Bull VS Prancing Horse.

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