2012 Hungarian Grand Prix grid

2012 Hungarian Grand Prix

Row 1 1. Lewis Hamilton 1’20.953
McLaren
2. Romain Grosjean 1’21.366
Lotus
Row 2 3. Sebastian Vettel 1’21.416
Red Bull
4. Jenson Button 1’21.583
McLaren
Row 3 5. Kimi Raikkonen 1’21.73
Lotus
6. Fernando Alonso 1’21.844
Ferrari
Row 4 7. Felipe Massa 1’21.9
Ferrari
8. Pastor Maldonado 1’21.939
Williams
Row 5 9. Bruno Senna 1’22.343
Williams
10. Nico Hulkenberg 1’22.847
Force India
Row 6 11. Mark Webber 1’21.715
Red Bull
12. Paul di Resta 1’21.813
Force India
Row 7 13. Nico Rosberg 1’21.895
Mercedes
14. Sergio Perez 1’21.895
Sauber
Row 8 15. Kamui Kobayashi 1’22.3
Sauber
16. Jean-Eric Vergne 1’22.38
Toro Rosso
Row 9 17. Michael Schumacher 1’22.723
Mercedes
18. Daniel Ricciardo 1’23.25
Toro Rosso
Row 10 19. Heikki Kovalainen 1’23.576
Caterham
20. Vitaly Petrov 1’24.167
Caterham
Row 11 21. Charles Pic 1’25.244
Marussia
22. Timo Glock 1’25.476
Marussia
Row 12 23. Pedro de la Rosa 1’25.916
HRT
24. Narain Karthikeyan 1’26.178
HRT

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  1. Fer no.65 (@fer-no65) said on 28th July 2012, 14:04

    So massively dissapointed with Webber :(

    • Funkyf1 (@funkyf1) said on 28th July 2012, 14:07

      Yer it’s like Silverstone never happened

    • Traverse Mark Senior (@) said on 28th July 2012, 14:11

      He’s doing a fine impression of Jenson.

    • I’m a big fan of his but, again, today was another example of why I don’t think he’ll ever be champ. Just when you think he’s made some kind of a breakthrough he puts in another dismal performance to bring you back down to earth. It’s actually quite painful.

  2. Eggry (@eggry) said on 28th July 2012, 14:05

    a Stunning lap from Hamilton. Unbeatable. but I’m not sure they’re ready enough for expected wet race…

  3. WeReKa (@wereka) said on 28th July 2012, 14:06

    Did Raikkonen used their double DRS on qualifying? Because a reporter on my local tv station said that he did not…

  4. Traverse Mark Senior (@) said on 28th July 2012, 14:07

    A very comfortable pole for Ham, the downside is that he wasted a fresh set of primes. Hopefully he didn’t hold up Maldonado.

    • F1 Lunatic (@f1lunatic) said on 28th July 2012, 14:40

      That’s hamilton, i guess. Still the go-kart mindset. Great attitude for a racer, not so great for a WC contender!

      • Ken (@myxomatosis) said on 28th July 2012, 15:03

        Hamilton was the only driver with two sets of fresh primes going into Q3 seeing as he PRESERVED an extra set by using only mediums in Q1 which nobody else could do. How this becomes a basis for criticism is beyond me.

        • Young One said on 28th July 2012, 15:59

          Some people seem to be here on the assumption that they can make certain drivers look bad by making posts whether fair or not.

          They are not men enough to respect HAM’s dominance, so other fantasies has to be thrown in a desperate attempt to smear mud.

      • Malibu_GP said on 28th July 2012, 16:19

        @f1lunatic I’m gonna lend U a dollar, so U can buy a clue

    • Isaac said on 28th July 2012, 15:51

      @tmcs88 You mean options. And he used 1 prime set in Q1, 1 option set in Q2 and 2 (assuming first run on fresh options) in Q3. So he has no fresh options and 2 fresh primes left. Since Mclaren have made the prime their preferred race tyre, I think they will run a O-P-P strategy which is perfectly fine with their tyre usage.

    • Nickpkr said on 29th July 2012, 9:39

      Cause the rain ?

  5. toiago (@toiago) said on 28th July 2012, 14:07

    Could Ferrari have been using a set up more directed towards a wet race, which it is expected to be?

    • Funkyf1 (@funkyf1) said on 28th July 2012, 14:08

      I believe you could be correct, at least on Alonso’s car :)

    • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 28th July 2012, 14:12

      Since the introduction of parc ferme after qualifying and the 2009 aerodynamic rules change the difference between ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ set-ups is far less significant than it used to be.

      • Eggry (@eggry) said on 28th July 2012, 14:15

        Well we saw it can be significant last couple of races even though top 3 teams managing quite well.

        • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 28th July 2012, 14:16

          we saw it can be significant last couple of races

          How do you mean?

          • Eggry (@eggry) said on 28th July 2012, 14:20

            We saw Lotus ruined their wet qualifying and make significant progress in the dry races. Mercedes was not so bad in wet but they struggled to beat Sauber in the races. Force India also have had some up and down.

          • Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 28th July 2012, 14:22

            @eggry What were the differences in their set-ups?

          • Eggry (@eggry) said on 28th July 2012, 14:25

            I don’t know how they set up. but I’m sure there were performance order changing. Well, maybe it’s not down to set-ups but just characteristics of each cars. anyway that’s my opinion.

        • F1 Lunatic (@f1lunatic) said on 28th July 2012, 14:36

          @eggry – With Lotus, it was not the difference with a dry/wet setup. Surely, with the car struggling to remain competitive with even a couple of degrees below 35c, even the best wet setup Lotus can ‘hardly raise the bar’!

      • toiago (@toiago) said on 28th July 2012, 14:19

        Yet there is a difference, right? That could be a factor to why they were so off pole in today’s session, if they were actually using a wet set up.

    • Eggry (@eggry) said on 28th July 2012, 14:13

      Everyone would set up expecting rain but I’m not sure how much each team…Anyway wet race is good news for Ferrari and bad news for Lotus. I’m not confident about Mclaren or Red Bull though.

    • KaySpark said on 28th July 2012, 20:02

      wonder if they’re still getting advice on wets from MSC.
      Ferrari made him Chief Advisor on Strategy during the Kimi reign, and he advised to send KR out on full wets on a dry track once… Results not so good..

  6. Postreader said on 28th July 2012, 14:07

    Now onto the rainy race tomorrow…

  7. Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 28th July 2012, 14:11

    Wow. Haven’t seen a dominant pole like that in a while! If the race stays dry tomorrow Hamilton will not be beaten easily! At the back of the grid it’s great to see Caterham edging ever closer to the Toro Rossos and well done Charles Pic, comfortably out qualifying his team mate!

    • F1 Lunatic (@f1lunatic) said on 28th July 2012, 14:17

      yep, a dominant pole it was!

      But i disagree with

      If the race stays dry tomorrow Hamilton will not be beaten easily!

      ….. he will have to drive a race like Canada to be anywhere near the win. And this time he will have the Lotuses to contend with.

      If only Mclaren have improved on their tyre management. Hate it when the tyres dictate the show more than driver talent. DRS – phewww, nowhere near as potent a threat as tyre!

      • Colossal Squid (@colossal-squid) said on 28th July 2012, 16:34

        Well I’m just going by the race pace Button showed in Germany coupled with the comfortable performance margin Hamilton showed today. Lewis could easily pull away from those behind him from pole tomorrow. I think he’s got a great opportunity to win tomorrow.

  8. Overwatch (@overwatch) said on 28th July 2012, 14:11

    So Mercedes not a backmarker, just a low midfield runner…They now don’t even have position to fall from on Sunday.
    Webber, Button, Raikonnen and Schumacher coming bad in comparison to team mates…
    Grosjean has a chance to be another driver to have first win here, if it’s not going to rain tomorow…
    Vettel, Raikonnen and Alonso will battle for third step.

  9. F1 Lunatic (@f1lunatic) said on 28th July 2012, 14:21

    anybody, did the lotus run with the new front wing, that was telecast during FP3?

  10. Prisoner Monkeys (@prisoner-monkeys) said on 28th July 2012, 14:21

    I predict controversy on the horizon. A five-place penalty for Hamilton and Vettel for blocking Maldonado on his flying lap, perhaps?

  11. fleety said on 28th July 2012, 14:39

    Oh dear, another quali failure for Webber and where on earth are Mercedes ?? Going nowhere fast at present !

  12. Atticus (@atticus-2) said on 28th July 2012, 14:41

    Overall, I think the most surprising thing for me was the Lotuses quali pace.

    Of course, in hindsight, it is not. We saw that on a similar track and with similar temperatures, they delivered more or less the same in Valencia.

    Consequently, they could be in for a win, like Grosjean did in Valencia. I play down the importance of rain somewhat – Lotuses are more affected by temperatures than humidity and the Budapest region, and the whole country as a matter of fact, is expected to remain very very hot tomorrow despite prospective quick showers.

    Hamilton is also a strong bet.

    As far as Alonso is concerned (being a fan of him, I analyze him): damage limitation aided by the luck of Webber, his nearest competitor in terms of points, starts way back on the grid. On the other hand, Alonso got the dusty side of the track, which could make a difference here, the circuit being consistently under-used aside from the Grand Prix. I think only Vettel could pose a problem, if Alonso gets ahead of Vettel and stays there, there could be no problem on the long-term. Hamilton and Raikkonen may gain points, but it it going to be an entirely different setting in five weeks time for the second half of the season – upgrades and different track characteristics. Ferrari performs way better on high-speed tracks like Silverstone or Spa.

    Anyway, it is important to note that the Lotus version of double DRS could really save their season as far as Raikkonen – their only driver hanging on for being a slight championship contender – is concerned. If he manages to qualify in the top 5 consistently from Spa onwards, he could win races based on their race pace.

  13. Umar Majid (@um1234) said on 28th July 2012, 14:51

    Hoping it DOES NOT rain tomorow

  14. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 28th July 2012, 15:29

    So, so disappointed with Mercedes. Don’t know what happened with them. They have all the ingredients but seriously lack execution.

    Pic beat Glock so that’s good for him and a nice change to see Vergne outside the bottom 7, only to be replaced with his teammate!

    I expect Webber will be kind to his tyres and make up for today. Grosjean and Raikkonen have their best chance to score 25 points tomorrow and I hope they deliver, just as we’re getting some order together they could mess it up a bit!

  15. Ribf1 (@) said on 28th July 2012, 17:00

    I hope Alonso has a good start tomorrow.

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