No sign of Red Bull’s 2010 Hungaroring superiority

2011 Hungarian GP FP1 analysis

Here’s all the data from the first practice session at the Hungaroring.

Longest stint comparison

  • Jaime Alguersuari has tended to spend more time concentrating on het-up and that was clearly the case here, as he did a much longer stint than anyone else.
  • All the drivers used soft tyres through the session as there were no development tyres available.

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/charts/2011drivercolours.csv

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Sebastian Vettel 85.715 84.012 83.986 84.18 84.256 84.625
Mark Webber 90.953 86.58 83.666 99.812 87.082
Lewis Hamilton 88.574 87.115 84.284 84.713 88.584
Jenson Button 89.029 88.461 88.064 84.032
Fernando Alonso 86.821 91.564 87.356 95.357 84.374 102.172 86.195
Felipe Massa 85.312 84.418 95.274 84.291 84.115 97.772 92.351
Michael Schumacher 87.127 85.059 90.89 86.866 84.577
Nico Rosberg 85.439 85.373 87.273 84.889 88.048 102.08
Bruno Senna 89.944 90.849 86.584 87.036 86.855 86.771 87.509 85.855
Vitaly Petrov 87.711 89.859 85.453 85.093 85.604
Rubens Barrichello 100.942 90.431 87.662 92.904 87.333 93.554 86.734
Pastor Maldonado 88.71 87.599 87.496 88.77 87.367 87.987 87.487 90.853
Nico Hulkenberg 92.677 85.981 85.357 93.372
Paul di Resta 90.564 85.424 92.459 85.336 87.2
Kamui Kobayashi 89.707 87.946 87.838 85.449 88.846 85.727 85.113
Sergio Perez 88.478 89.509 86.331 85.644 112.627 87.903 85.477
Sebastien Buemi 89.156 87.058 91.363 86.04 85.89 87.293 86.069
Jaime Alguersuari 89.695 91.177 89.624 89.529 89.821 90.177 89.785 89.754 89.765 89.727 91.367 90.106 90.31 89.667 90.15 90.139 96.894 89.904
Heikki Kovalainen 88.967 94.996 89.9 88.545 87.691 91.85 87.969 91.101 88.234 87.906
Jarno Trulli 89.011 96.024 87.447 87.352 92.869
Daniel Ricciardo 95.799 91.792 91.842 90.612 92.382 90.149 90.458
Vitantonio Liuzzi 94.143 90.774 90.122 98.618 89.361 97.628 89.059
Timo Glock 92.342 90.157 92.504 88.873 90.945 88.641
Jerome d’Ambrosio 91.797 90.52 92.98 89.503 89.006 95.39

Ultimate lap times

An ultimate lap is a driver’s fastest three sector times combined.

  • Red Bull’s performance advantage here in 2010 was immediately obvious in FP1: both cars were half a second faster than anyone else.
  • That isn’t the case so far this year: Lewis Hamilton and both Ferraris were faster than them, and two Red Bull drivers were visibly pushing hard in the first session – Mark Webber hitting the barrier at one point.
  • Webber’s crash and Hamilton’s delay meant their potential fastest laps were curtailed, as reflected in the ultimate laps.
Car Driver Car Ultimate lap Gap Deficit to best
1 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’22.956 0.394
2 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’23.299 0.343 0.367
3 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’23.407 0.451 0.157
4 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’23.472 0.516 0.170
5 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’23.554 0.598 0.218
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’23.925 0.969 0.190
7 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’24.047 1.091 0.322
8 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’24.250 1.294 0.000
9 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’24.620 1.664 0.000
10 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’24.996 2.040 0.117
11 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’25.047 2.091 0.046
12 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’25.066 2.110 0.270
13 14 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’25.281 2.325 0.076
14 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’25.346 2.390 0.544
15 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’25.640 2.684 0.196
16 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’25.727 2.771 0.372
17 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1’25.839 2.883 0.016
18 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’25.942 2.986 0.182
19 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’26.838 3.882 0.040
20 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1’27.084 4.128 0.268
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’28.315 5.359 0.218
22 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’28.696 5.740 0.207
23 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1’28.882 5.926 0.177
24 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1’29.502 6.546 0.402

Complete practice times

  • Ferrari weren’t at their N???rburgirng level of performance, but with the weekend set to get warmer (track temperature was 22C this morning) that will probably change.
  • Ferrari’s programme was also taken up with testing revised front and rear wings.
Car Driver Car Best lap Gap Stint lap At time Laps
1 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1’23.350 3/3 70 19
2 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1’23.564 0.214 6/6 53 24
3 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1’23.642 0.292 4/5 42 29
4 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1’23.666 0.316 3/5 43 12
5 4 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1’23.772 0.422 4/4 68 20
6 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 1’24.115 0.765 5/7 42 25
7 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1’24.250 0.900 5/5 66 22
8 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1’24.369 1.019 2/3 71 20
9 17 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1’24.620 1.270 2/3 89 24
10 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault 1’25.093 1.743 4/5 75 22
11 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1’25.113 1.763 7/7 50 21
12 15 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1’25.336 1.986 4/5 91 22
13 14 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1’25.357 2.007 3/4 75 17
14 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1’25.836 2.486 5/5 67 24
15 9 Bruno Senna Renault 1’25.855 2.505 8/8 80 25
16 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’25.890 2.540 5/7 33 28
17 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1’26.099 2.749 4/10 37 36
18 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1’26.124 2.774 5/6 43 25
19 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1’26.878 3.528 3/8 54 26
20 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1’27.352 4.002 4/5 57 21
21 24 Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1’28.533 5.183 4/4 70 30
22 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1’28.903 5.553 3/3 92 22
23 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1’29.059 5.709 7/7 49 24
24 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT-Cosworth 1’29.904 6.554 3/6 88 26

Speed trap

# Driver Car Engine Max speed Gap
1 16 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber Ferrari 299.3
2 3 Lewis Hamilton McLaren Mercedes 295.9 3.4
3 7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes Mercedes 295.6 3.7
4 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes Mercedes 292.3 7
5 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull Renault 291.1 8.2
6 15 Paul di Resta Force India Mercedes 290.7 8.6
7 2 Mark Webber Red Bull Renault 290 9.3
8 4 Jenson Button McLaren Mercedes 289.5 9.8
9 9 Bruno Senna Renault Renault 289.1 10.2
10 14 Nico Hulkenberg Force India Mercedes 289 10.3
11 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari Ferrari 288 11.3
12 12 Pastor Maldonado Williams Cosworth 287.4 11.9
13 25 Jerome D’Ambrosio Virgin Cosworth 287.3 12
14 17 Sergio Perez Sauber Ferrari 286.7 12.6
15 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari Ferrari 286.4 12.9
16 10 Vitaly Petrov Renault Renault 286.3 13
17 24 Timo Glock Virgin Cosworth 286 13.3
18 19 Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso Ferrari 285 14.3
19 11 Rubens Barrichello Williams Cosworth 284.8 14.5
20 23 Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT Cosworth 284 15.3
21 22 Daniel Ricciardo HRT Cosworth 283.9 15.4
22 21 Jarno Trulli Lotus Renault 283.5 15.8
23 20 Heikki Kovalainen Lotus Renault 283.3 16
24 18 Sebastien Buemi Toro Rosso Ferrari 279.5 19.8

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15 comments on No sign of Red Bull’s 2010 Hungaroring superiority

  1. sato113 (@sato113) said on 29th July 2011, 12:35

    no sector times keith? would love to see how much of an advantage red bull have in sector 2 this year.
    seems macca and ferrari could turn things around!

    • Grigor (@grigor) said on 29th July 2011, 12:47

      Sector #2
      Pos No Driver Time
      1 3 Lewis Hamilton 29.987
      2 5 Fernando Alonso 30.076
      3 6 Felipe Massa 30.083
      4 2 Mark Webber 30.129
      5 1 Sebastian Vettel 30.236

      • Atticus (@atticus-2) said on 29th July 2011, 12:55

        Red Bulls are relatively close to the fastest ones at the speed trap which explains some of their disadvantage in S2.

        Expect it to change when setups are finally going to be fine-tuned. They are generally in the bottom half on the speed trap lists.

      • sato113 (@sato113) said on 29th July 2011, 13:24

        where did you get this info! i need it. surprising how HAM is fastest here.

  2. bosyber (@bosyber) said on 29th July 2011, 12:44

    Is the high speed trap entry for Hamilton due to a tow/late break at the end of the straight, or due to him testing their improved DRS rear wing?

  3. BasCB (@bascb) said on 29th July 2011, 12:47

    So it looks like it might be as close as in Germany. Bring it on F1 2011 season!

    Interesting to see that 18 lap stint with allmost identical times each lap from Alguersuari. Tells us all about the tyres, on a green track as well.

    • bosyber (@bosyber) said on 29th July 2011, 12:50

      Yes, very much like Germany, the tyres will last half the race. Will be interesting to see how much faster the super-soft are, and how durable. I do hope it will not be like Germany in that respect, with almost everyone doing as few laps as possible on the harder compound, but a bit more mixed.

    • Fixy (@fixy) said on 29th July 2011, 14:54

      The top 6 order is becoming increasingly hard to predict! Great!

  4. Atticus (@atticus-2) said on 29th July 2011, 12:52

    Ferrari seems to be a little bit off the pace which was set by Lewis and the Red Bulls, but these are early signs and initial impressions.

    Mark particularly seems to be on the edge beating Seb.

    All could change in a few minutes. Rain is in a stop-and-go mode here in Budapest, it’s pretty much like on the Ring, only in a bit warmer environment.

  5. Neil said on 29th July 2011, 12:54

    Can anyone explain what the wires where hanging out from Webbers monocoque after his crash? Adrain Newey was quick to push a camera man out the way when he got close

    • Crackers said on 29th July 2011, 13:10

      The rumor mill suggests it’s some device to control wing flex when FIA is testing, then allow wing flex when on the track. But that’s just a rumor.

    • Charlie said on 29th July 2011, 13:30

      on board cameras

      • DaveW said on 29th July 2011, 14:50

        Nope. The cameras are not mounted on the main plane of the wing. We saw the same thing when Vettel knocked off his wing in Turkey and the wires were hanging out of the bottom of the wing pylons. The most likely “innocent” explantation is that it is part of a strain-guage system. But then why are you testing the strain in the wing when the car is running—unless the load performance differs at speed versus on the FIA rig?

  6. DaveW said on 29th July 2011, 14:23

    The speed trap number for Hamilton is encouraging for McLaren. At a track like this, if your car is less efficent that RBR, which it is, and you can be quick without piling on wing, you might be looking good.

  7. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 29th July 2011, 22:59

    Crikey, those Mercedes engines are fast!

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