2011 Hungarian Grand Prix grid

2011 Hungarian Grand Prix

Row 1 1. Sebastian Vettel 1’19.815
Red Bull
2. Lewis Hamilton 1’19.978
McLaren
Row 2 3. Jenson Button 1’20.024
McLaren
4. Felipe Massa 1’20.35
Ferrari
Row 3 5. Fernando Alonso 1’20.365
Ferrari
6. Mark Webber 1’20.474
Red Bull
Row 4 7. Nico Rosberg 1’21.098
Mercedes
8. Adrian Sutil 1’21.445
Force India
Row 5 9. Michael Schumacher 1’21.907
Mercedes
10. Sergio Perez No time
Sauber
Row 6 11. Paul di Resta 1’22.258
Force India
12. Vitaly Petrov 1’22.284
Renault
Row 7 13. Kamui Kobayashi 1’22.435
Sauber
14. Nick Heidfeld 1’22.47
Renault
Row 8 15. Rubens Barrichello 1’22.684
Williams
16. Jaime Alguersuari 1’22.979
Toro Rosso
Row 9 17. Pastor Maldonado No time
Williams
18. Heikki Kovalainen 1’24.362
Lotus
Row 10 19. Jarno Trulli 1’24.534
Lotus
20. Timo Glock 1’26.294
Virgin
Row 11 21. Vitantonio Liuzzi 1’26.323
HRT
22. Daniel Ricciardo 1’26.479
HRT
Row 12 23. Sebastien Buemi* 1’24.07
Toro Rosso
24. Jerome D’Ambrosio 1’26.51
Virgin

*Five-place penalty.

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31 comments on 2011 Hungarian Grand Prix grid

  1. Eggry (@eggry) said on 30th July 2011, 14:06

    Again!! Alonso compromised or was compromised sector 3 time twice…I don’t know how clean side has benefit.

  2. ivz said on 30th July 2011, 14:07

    Lewis surely will win this one. His race pace will be much better, and maybe Alonso will get up there also.

  3. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 30th July 2011, 14:08

    I’m sick and tired of seeing drivers staying in the pits for Q3 simply so they can save their tyres. If you’re in Q3, you should have to set a time or else take a penalty. Maybe any driver who stays in the pits should have his grid place given to the next-fastest car in Q2 (in the case of Sergio Perez, Paul di Resta would be bumped up). Or maybe the driver should start the race on the tyres he used to set his fastest time in Q2.

    But it’s not really a problem here – I expect the stewards will have something to say about Perez blocking Vitaly Petrov at the end of Q2.

    • TFLB said on 30th July 2011, 14:16

      Forcing all teams to set a time in Q3 would disadvantage the smaller teams ho managed to sneak in. Let the teams do what they want without any contrived systems of penalties.

    • Damon (@damon) said on 30th July 2011, 14:25

      “If you’re in Q3, you should have to set a time or else take a penalty.”
      - Why? What for?
      To hinder other drivers by going out for a 2 minute lap saving tyres?

      I don’t care for watching the 9th or 10th placed driver to do a lazy lap, when it’s obvious it won’t change anything for anybody.

    • schooner (@schooner) said on 30th July 2011, 14:48

      What I’d like to see is the distribution of a set of qualifying only tires. That would put and end to it. Unlikely to happen, though.

    • Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 30th July 2011, 16:37

      What if something goes wrong in your car?

      I agree they shouldn’t save tyres. Maybe that’s why Pirelli’s thinking about bringing back the Qualy tyres.

    • Joe Bugner said on 31st July 2011, 10:05

      Why not give drivers unlimited new tyres to set a time in Q3,so they are all out like mad lapping for the whole session. Make the race day rule that they can start on whatever they want, rather than having to start on the tyres they used for quali, which is a silly rule IMO.

    • AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 31st July 2011, 12:47

      Absolutely disagree. It’s not simply resting on your laurels, it’s a strategic element which can pay off massively if used correctly. Just like any other strategy.

  4. Soumya said on 30th July 2011, 14:09

    @Eggry: Agree,and first time was for Webber. Gr8 laps from Vettel and Button though. Also Massa and Sutil.

  5. Soumya said on 30th July 2011, 14:11

    I am for Vettel from Button and Alonso. Guys starting on the cleaner sides have miles of benefit. Remember 2003? 1,3,5,and 7th became 1,2,3,4 by T1

  6. Ujang said on 30th July 2011, 14:11

    Not the result that i was expecting. . . :’(

  7. Shomir (@shomir) said on 30th July 2011, 14:12

    Man i wish Massa didn’t make that mistake at that last sector :( would have been a great “feel good” moment :)

  8. gwenouille (@gwenouille) said on 30th July 2011, 14:21

    Button closer than usually to HAM, Massa in front of ALO, BAR in front of MAL… surprises !

    I hope the hungaroring will give us a nice entertaining race tomorrow. For some reason i like that circuit a lot !

    Kobayashi will prove them all that one can overtake here as well !

  9. Florida Mike said on 30th July 2011, 14:30

    It’s been a while since we’ve heard Vettel’s “That’s what I’m talking about!”. RBR needed to dig deep to best Lewis’s regained strength.

  10. F1 98 said on 30th July 2011, 14:46

    Bet anyone 25 euros kobayashi gets ahead of perez

  11. jake said on 30th July 2011, 14:57

    with webber starting on the dirty side of the grid, with his apparent lack of ability to get it off the line, it’s likely he will get caught up in traffic. This could lead to a very aggressive undercut, and really interfere with the battle at the front. I think this could take the race towards 4 stops, which may well give Lewis an advantage with his extra set of brand new options.

    • DaveW said on 30th July 2011, 17:39

      That’s a good insight. Webber, the caboose on the lead pack, will be driving the start of the undercuts-cascade. RBR will need to consider how to use this to Vettel’s advantage. But I think forcing a very early stop for all the front runners could force McLarens to come in very early to cover the Ferraris which would prevent Hamilton from jumping Vettel at the first or second stops. I expect that on heavy fuel, we will see Vettel run off, then the McLarens will begin to run him down at the end of the stint. But they will need a proper stint to do it.

  12. box this lap said on 30th July 2011, 17:56

    Viva la Vettel!!

  13. Fixy (@fixy) said on 30th July 2011, 19:01

    If Massa can have an Alonso-Spain-style start, everyone at Ferrari will do his race and not Alonso’s.

  14. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 31st July 2011, 12:42

    Phew…2 points for me then! Vettel will be hoping for 23 on top of that.

    Great to see Massa up in front of Alonso, that should be a fantastic inter-team battle.

    Well done to the Mercedes boys and Perez. Seems to be an ongoing trend that Sergio has the 1 lap advantage over Kamui.

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