Lewis Hamilton, McLaren, Hungaroring, 2012

2012 Hungarian Grand Prix result

2012 Hungarian Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Pos # Driver Car Laps Gap Difference Reason
1 4 Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 69
2 9 Kimi Raikkonen Lotus-Renault 69 1.032 1.032
3 10 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 69 10.518 9.486
4 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 69 11.614 1.096
5 5 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 69 26.653 15.039
6 3 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 69 30.243 3.590
7 19 Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 69 33.899 3.656
8 2 Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 69 34.458 0.559
9 6 Felipe Massa Ferrari 69 38.350 3.892
10 8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 69 51.234 12.884
11 12 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 69 57.283 6.049
12 11 Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 69 62.887 5.604
13 18 Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 69 63.606 0.719
14 15 Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 69 64.494 0.888
15 16 Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 68 1 lap 1 lap
16 17 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 68 1 lap 20.237
17 20 Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 68 1 lap 36.014
18 14 Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 67 2 laps 1 lap
19 21 Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 67 2 laps 103.074
20 25 Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 67 2 laps 22.624
21 24 Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 66 3 laps 1 lap
22 22 Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 66 3 laps 0.465
Not classified
23 Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 60 9 laps 6 laps Suspension
7 Michael Schumacher Mercedes 58 11 laps 2 laps Retired

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36 comments on “2012 Hungarian Grand Prix result”

  1. Nice race from Hamilton and Kimi. It would be better if Kimi won. Let’s hope it would happen in Spa.

  2. Wow, what an amazing race from Kimi, absolutely stunning. Shame he lost so much time behind ALO due KERS problem on lap 1. That costed a victory. But anyway, congrats to HAM, he drove perfect race as well.

  3. =/

    What about some overtaking next time around?

    1. Traverse Mark Senior (@)
      29th July 2012, 14:56

      Weren’t you watching? There were plenty of overtaking manoeuvres…in the pit lane ;-)

    2. It’s the Hungaroring, very difficult to overtake when it’s dry. That’s just how it is.

  4. New Note 7

    Congrats Lewis and Kimi!

    Call me a conspiracy theorist if you want to, but I’d be betraying my instincts if I didnt say that Kimi’s race had classic symptoms of team high-handedness and double-standard

    (1) KERS issue
    (2) Not pitting earlier
    (3) Wrong tyre choice

    Not to mention the comment from his pit crew – “…..other cars ‘got stuck behind cars in traffic…..” clearly implying that had Grosjean not been stuck in traffic, grosjean and nOT Kimi would be in 2nd, neatly forgetting that Kimi himself was stuck for 19laps behind Alonso!

    1. somehow it is always Raikkonen that ‘suffers’ most car issues, be it steering, kers, differential, etc….why would his kers be just 50%,as though in some way ensuring that he did not get a faster start,which he mostly does,over his teammate!

      1. Traverse Mark Senior (@)
        29th July 2012, 15:03

        Lotus do seem risk averse. Sometimes you have to risk it all to win it all.

        1. Sometimes you have to risk it all to win it all.

          Now, that is the most sensible comment I have heard all day!

    2. @f1lunatic I didn’t see anything wrong with Raikkonen’s strategy, though as usual I’ll sift through all the data before making my mind up.

      His team’s comment about cars getting stuck behind Alonso seemed entirely fair – Alonso did stay out longer for his final pit stop which clearly helped Raikkonen.

      And as for the juvenile “conspiracy theory” nonsense, I’ll just say this: If Raikkonen’s team really had it in for him, they wouldn’t have been egging him on to get out of the pits ahead of Grosjean. Just as the other side of the garage was urging Grosjean to get back in front of Raikkonen.

      If you can’t see that for what it is – a clear sign that both sides are allowed to race each other – then the problem is all yours.

      1. (1) Raikkonen was much faster – REF Free Practice AND race – on the mediums, than on softs. He only had to come ahead of Alonso after the pit stop, so why not mediums durinfg 1st PS?
        (2) Raikkonen himself was VERY particular in letting anybody and his dog know that he was clearly in red with the starting kers issue
        (3) When u congratulate YOUR team guy, u leave the less-attractive details aside, for internal analysis, not to imply it to the world that your white was only half-white!

        btw, there is a CLEAR PATTERN in him having bad weekends and race days!

        1. What is the correlation between CAPS LOCK and conspiracy theorists?

          1. It’s pretty strong.

          2. Would it be causation, not correlation? Overt caps lock use creates conspiracy theories? Perhaps.

  5. Yet another treat; two races in a week and both have 2 world champions fighting at the front for the win and separated by a second!

    1. Riley Smith (@weneeddunsfoldgp)
      30th July 2012, 3:42

      I agree with you. I hope that everyone steps it up so we can have another Spa epic. I do wish that there was a bit more swapping of places between the leaders.

  6. So can we finally put to bed the “Lewis is hard on his tyres” rubbish?

    1. i think we already did that in canada

    2. Nothing to take away from his brilliant win, but you do know that he was in Fresh air for pretty much the whole race? It does play a factor in determining tire wear.

    3. I think we put it to bed it Barcelona TBH.

    4. It’s just a demonstration in the recent increase in calmness, psychological strength & a step to completion for Hamilton: A well-controlled, dominant drive to say the least from him today, was on it throughout the weekend. How often have we seen that in recent seasons? We’ll probably have to rewind back to 2009 If we’re going to the last dominant drive.

      To be honest, I had a few doubts this weekend with Lewis tweeting quite often, thought that might affect him but I guess he proved me wrong with his brilliance this weekend.

  7. Great drive from Hamiton. Calm, collected and never put a foot wrong…just what was necessary to hold off those Lotuses. It was nice to have an old school nailbiter too after the Hollywood extravaganza races we have been accustomed to in 2012.

  8. SK (@terminator)
    29th July 2012, 15:19

    So from Red Bull vs Ferrari, in under one month we have gone to McLaren vs Lotus. What a championship we are having this year, enjoy it goys :)

  9. Can not wait for the predictions champ article, 21 points this weekend, hope to have moved up places again. Improving as the year goes on. Only needed Button in front of Alonso for 31 points, but consistently scoring double digits will be crucial I feel, with some occasional 21+ scores.

    How did you guys fare this weekend with your predictions?

  10. Great drive that was brilliant congrats hamilton and maca good job.

  11. Great result. Other than Hamilton taking the win, the best parts of the race for me were Vettel’s “Do something” radio pleas (LOL!) & Maldonado finally getting a penalty for his rubbish driving in a timely manner.

  12. I was waiting to see the leaders take off each other, safety car deployment, lead drivers voluntarily go out of track to provide Alonso the win – Surprising nothing happened!! What happened to Alonso’s luck!

  13. Too bad that again Kimi didn’t won,but as Lewis drove without any mistake all weekend he proved that he deserves the win.Congrats to all 3 podium finishers.I am a bit disappointed by the result of Ferrari but I hope in the summer break they will recover the gap to frontrunners and they will return to fight for the win.RedBull is there but,as what I can see they don’t understand very well the tyres.Vettel was frustarted this race because he couldun’t pass Button but a true champion(here i give example Kimi he diidn’t complain that he can;t overtake Hamilton)wouldnt’ have said that,but he has untill will know how is to lose and to know how to accept the hard times.On the last stint I’ve sawed that the red dot at the back of Lewis car started to blink.Can somoene tell me why?Because to Kimi’s car I didn’t sawed that or anyone else.

  14. Excellent weekend from Bruno Senna. He had the fifth fastest car, but he effortlessly held off Button and Webber on fresher tyres and scored some useful points for 7th place. At this point of the championship, it’s hard to finish higher up for the midfield teams without some attrition or favourable safety cars. Today, only Webber and Button shot themselves in the foot a little, the rest of the front-runners had a pretty clean race.

  15. That’s the third time Lewis Hamilton has won at the Hungaroring, and ahead of Kimi Raikkonen (also in 2007 and 2009).

      1. @alexf1man Different 3rd place driver, Lewis and Kimi 1st and 2nd in all, very clever of you to think of it.

      2. I think there is a slight smile from Kimi in the 2012 one!

  16. A fairly awful day for Sauber when they did so well in Germany only a week ago.

    I hope this isn’t gonna be Schumacer going back to old ways with retirements, would be a bad way to end the season.

  17. Great: Hamilton, Raikkonen, Grosjean and Vettel.
    Good: Senna, Alonso, Kovalainen.

    1. Traverse Mark Senior (@)
      29th July 2012, 22:43

      Disappointing: Webber, Jenson, Maldonado and Schumi.

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