F1 2016: Hungarian GP – Qualifying Times & Laps

Qualifying

Times

  1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:19.965
  2. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:20.108
  3. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:20.280
  4. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:20.557
  5. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:20.874
  6. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:21.131
  7. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:21.211
  8. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:21.597
  9. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:21.823
  10. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:22.182
  11. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:24.941
  12. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:25.301
  13. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:25.416
  14. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:25.435
  15. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:26.189
  16. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:27.063
  17. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:43.965
  18. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:43.999
  19. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:44.543
  20. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:46.984
  21. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:47.343
  22. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 1:50.189

Laps

  1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 29
  2. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 28
  3. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 28
  4. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 28
  5. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 27
  6. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 27
  7. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 26
  8. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 25
  9. Jenson Button – McLaren – 25
  10. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 24
  11. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 21
  12. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 21
  13. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 20
  14. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 18
  15. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 18
  16. Sergio Perez – Force India – 16
  17. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 9
  18. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 9
  19. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 9
  20. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 9
  21. Felipe Massa – Williams – 7
  22. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 5

F1 2016: Hungarian GP – FP3 Times & Laps

Free Practice 3

Times

Drivers

  1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:20.261
  2. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:20.263 – +0.002
  3. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull -1:20.726 – +0.465
  4. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:20.759 – +0.508
  5. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:20.859 – +0.598
  6. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:21.185 – +0.924
  7. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:21.584 – +1.323
  8. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:21.649 – +1.388
  9. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:21.672 – +1.411
  10. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:21.935 – +1.674
  11. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:21.975 – +1.714
  12. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:21.989 – +1.728
  13. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:22.009 – +1.748
  14. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:22.142 – +1.881
  15. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:22.284 – +2.023
  16. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:22.402 – +2.141
  17. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:22.427 -+2.166
  18. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:22.541 – +2.280
  19. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:22.816 – +2.555
  20. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:23.219 – +2.958
  21. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:23.311 – +3.050
  22. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 1:23.513 – +3.252

Teams

  1. Mercedes – 1:20.261
  2. Red Bull – 1:20.263 – +0.002
  3. Ferrari – 1:20.859 – +0.598
  4. McLaren – 1:21.584 – +1.323
  5. Williams – 1:21.649 – +1.388
  6. Force India – 1:21.672 – +1.411
  7. Renault – 1:21.935 – +1.674
  8. Haas – 1:22.142 – +1.881
  9. Toro Rosso – 1:22.402 – +2.141
  10. Sauber – 1:22.816 – +2.555
  11. Manor – 1:23.311 – +3.050

Laps

Drivers

  1. Felipe Massa – Williams – 28
  2. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 25
  3. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 24
  4. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 23
  5. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 23
  6. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 23
  7. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 23
  8. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 22
  9. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 22
  10. Sergio Perez – Force India – 22
  11. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 22
  12. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 21
  13. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 21
  14. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 19
  15. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 18
  16. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 18
  17. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 15
  18. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 13
  19. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 13
  20. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 11
  21. Jenson Button – McLaren – 11
  22. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 10

Teams

  1. Williams – 49
  2. Mercedes – 48
  3. Manor – 47
  4. Sauber – 46
  5. Force India – 44
  6. Ferrari – 40
  7. Toro Rosso – 39
  8. Red Bull – 32
  9. Renault – 32
  10. Haas – 28
  11. McLaren – 22

F1 2016: Hungarian GP – FP2 Times & Laps

Free Practice 2

Times

Drivers

  1. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:20.435
  2. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:21.030 – +0.595
  3. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:21.348 – +0.913
  4. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:21.770 – +1.335
  5. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:21.960 – +1.525
  6. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:22.058 – +1.623
  7. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:22.328 – +1.893
  8. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:22.387 – +1.952
  9. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:22.449 – +2.014
  10. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:22.653 – +2.218
  11. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 1:22.673 – +2.238
  12. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:22.681 – +2.246
  13. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:22.689 – +2.254
  14. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:22.773 – +2.338
  15. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:22.864 – +2.429
  16. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:22.948 – +2.513
  17. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 1:23.347 – +2.912
  18. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:23.437  – +3.002
  19. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:23.528 – +3.093
  20. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:23.986 – +3.551
  21. Pascal Werhlein – Manor – 1:23.992 – +3.557
  22. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 1:24.265 – +3.830

Teams

  1. Mercedes – 1:20.435
  2. Red Bull – 1:21.030 – +0.595
  3. Ferrari – 1:21.348 – +0.913
  4. McLaren – 1:22.328 – +1.893
  5. Force India – 1:22.449 – +2.014
  6. Haas – 1:22.673 – +2.238
  7. Williams – 1:22.681 – +2.246
  8. Toro Rosso – 1:22.689 – +2.254
  9. Renault – 1:23.347 – +2.912
  10. Sauber – 1:23.437 – +3.002
  11. Manor – 1:23.992 – +3.557

Laps

Drivers

  1. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 46
  2. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 45
  3. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 43
  4. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 41
  5. Kevin Magnussen – Renault – 41
  6. Felipe Massa – Williams – 39
  7. Sergio Perez – Force India – 38
  8. Esteban Gutierrez – Haas – 38
  9. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 38
  10. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 36
  11. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 36
  12. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 36
  13. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 35
  14. Jenson Button – McLaren – 34
  15. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 31
  16. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 31
  17. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 28
  18. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 24
  19. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 22
  20. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 21
  21. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 12
  22. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 4

Teams

  1. Force India – 79
  2. Ferrari – 77
  3. Williams – 77
  4. Red Bull – 71
  5. Toro Rosso – 67
  6. Sauber – 67
  7. Haas – 66
  8. Manor – 58
  9. McLaren – 55
  10. Renault – 53
  11. Mercedes – 49

F1 2016: Hungarian GP – FP1 Times & Laps

Free Practice 1

Times

Drivers

  1. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 1:21.347
  2. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:21.584 – +0.237
  3. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 1:22.991 – +1.644
  4. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 1:23.082 – +1.735
  5. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 1:23.174 – +1.827
  6. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 1:23.457 – +2.110
  7. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 1:23.935 – +2.588
  8. Jenson Button – McLaren – 1:23.961 – +2.614
  9. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 1:24.013 – +2.666
  10. Sergio Perez – Force India – 1:24.073 – +2.726
  11. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 1:24.120 – +2.773
  12. Felipe Massa – Williams – 1:24.154 – +2.807
  13. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 1:24.370 – +3.023
  14. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 1:24.579 – +3.232
  15. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 1:24.981 – +3.634
  16. Charles Leclerc – Haas – 1:25.181 – +3.834
  17. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 1:25.256 -+3.909
  18. Esteban Ocon – Renault – 1:25.260 – +3.913
  19. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 1:25.324 – +3.977
  20. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 1:27.012 – +5.665
  21. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 1:27.249 – +5.902
  22. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 1:28.560 – +7.213

Teams

  1. Mercedes – 1:21.347
  2. Ferrari – 1:22.991 – +1.644
  3. Red Bull – 1:23.174 – +1.827
  4. McLaren – 1:23.935 – +2.588
  5. Haas – 1:24.013 – +2.666
  6. Force India – 1:24.073 – +2.726
  7. Williams – 1:24.154 – +2.807
  8. Toro Rosso – 1:24.579 – +3.232
  9. Sauber – 1:24.981 – +3.634
  10. Renault – 1:25.260 – +3.913
  11. Manor – 1:27.012 – +5.665

Laps

Drivers

  1. Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes – 34
  2. Nico Rosberg – Mercedes – 34
  3. Valtteri Bottas – Williams – 33
  4. Sergio Perez – Force India – 29
  5. Nico Hulkenberg – Force India – 29
  6. Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull – 28
  7. Fernando Alonso – McLaren – 28
  8. Esteban Ocon – Renault – 28
  9. Max Verstappen – Red Bull – 27
  10. Felipe Massa – Williams – 27
  11. Carlos Sainz – Toro Rosso – 27
  12. Rio Haryanto – Manor – 23
  13. Sebastian Vettel – Ferrari – 22
  14. Romain Grosjean – Haas – 22
  15. Charles Leclerc – Haas – 22
  16. Kimi Raikkonen – Ferrari – 19
  17. Marcus Ericsson – Sauber – 19
  18. Jenson Button – McLaren – 18
  19. Felipe Nasr – Sauber – 18
  20. Daniil Kvyat – Toro Rosso – 16
  21. Pascal Wehrlein – Manor – 9
  22. Jolyon Palmer – Renault – 6

Teams

  1. Mercedes – 68
  2. Williams – 60
  3. Force India – 58
  4. Red Bull – 55
  5. McLaren – 46
  6. Haas – 44
  7. Toro Rosso – 43
  8. Ferrari – 41
  9. Sauber – 37
  10. Renault – 34
  11. Manor – 32

Sauber’s F1 future secured following takeover by Swiss finance company

Sauber will continue in Formula One following a takeover by Swiss investment company Longbow Finance S.A.

The Formula One team’s future has been the topic of much speculation of late due to financial difficulties. Today’s news means that Sauber can continue in the sport. It has also been confirmed that there will be no changes to the the company or team name.

Sauber was founded in the 70s by Peter Sauber and they made their Formula One debut in 1993 with Mercedes engines. In 2005 the team was sold to BMW and they raced as BMW Sauber from 2006 until 2010, although BMW pulled out at the end of the 2009 season. Up until the acquisition by Longbow Finance, Peter Sauber had owned 66.6% of the team – having bought it back in 2010 – with Team Principal Monisha Kaltenborn owning the remaining stakes.

“Monisha and I yesterday signed an agreement which secures the future of the Formula 1 Team and the Sauber Group,” Peter Sauber revealed in a statement. “I am very happy that my courageous investment to buy the team back, which I made six years ago, with the intention to secure the base in Hinwil and the place in Formula 1 has proved to be correct.”

As a result of the takeover Peter Sauber will retire and will be succeeded by Pascal Picci as Chairman of Sauber Holding. Kaltenborn will remain as Team Principal and CEO.

“We are very pleased that by reaching an agreement with Longbow Finance S.A., we can secure the future of Sauber at the pinnacle of motorsport,” Kalenborn said. “We are convinced that Longbow Finance is the perfect partner to again make the team competitive and successful in Formula 1. At the same time the new structure will allow us to finally further expand our third party business in which we commercialise our know-how. This solution is in the best interest of our employees, partners, loyal suppliers, the base in Hinwil and for the Swiss motorsport. We are very grateful that Longbow Finance believes in the competences efficiency and capabilities of Sauber Group, and we look forward to a new exciting future.”

Sauber are currently the only team to have scored no points in 2016. They have also been forced to sit out both in-season tests so far – one in Barcelona and one at Silverstone. Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr currently drive for the team but notable drivers in their history include Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg, Robert Kubica, Nick Heidfeld, Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa, and Jacques Villeneuve.

F1 2016: Hungarian Grand Prix Preview

The Hungarian Grand Prix has been on the Formula One calendar since 1986, with the circuit having been purpose built for the sport.

Lewis Hamilton goes into the weekend having won his home race at Silverstone where he reduced the championship gap to just a point. Nico Rosberg has led from the start of the season but the momentum is currently with Hamilton. The three leading teams at the minute – Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull – have all won at the circuit at the Hungaroring in the past.

Circuit: Hungaroring
Number of Laps: 70
Circuit Length:4.381km
Number of Corners: 14
Lap Record: 1:19.071 Michael Schumacher (2004)
Previous Hungarian Grand Prix winners still on the grid: 6
Most Successful Team: McLaren (11 wins)
DRS Zones: 2    
Pirelli Tyres: Medium, Soft and Supersoft

The circuit has been resurfaced for the 2016 event and Pirelli have brought the Medium, Soft and Supersoft compound tyres. Thermal degradation can be an issue due to the high temperatures normally experienced. The Hungaroring requires an emphasis on mechanical grip with a number of low speed corners. It has a low average speed while brake wear is medium.

It is often compared to Monaco due to being a tight and twisty track, although obviously there is a lot more run off. This means that drivers normally place a lot of emphasis on qualifying as track position can be key.

The championship is finely poised at the top with just a point separating Hamilton and Rosberg. Kimi Raikkonen is third, six points ahead of Daniel Ricciardo with Sebastian Vettel just eight points ahead of Max Verstappen. Last year saw the Mercedes duo suffer a number of misfortunes allowing Vettel to win. He had been leading a Ferrari 1-2 before Raikkonen unfortunately retired. Daniil Kvyat and Ricciardo were second and third respectively. Ricciardo has previously won the race in 2014.

A number of drivers in Formula One history took their first wins in the sport at the Hungaroring including Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. Following Button’s highs in Austria, the team were disappointed to finish 12th and 13th in tricky conditions at Silverstone. They scored their best results of the season last year in Hungary so will no doubt be trying to repeat their form this year.

Both Williams drivers finished outside the points at the British Grand Prix while both Force India drivers finished in the points. There are 19 points between the two teams and Force India are aiming to close the gap and claim fourth in the constructors championship. Ferrari are just six points ahead of Red Bull while Mercedes are well clear at the top.

F1 2016: Hungarian GP Tyre Choices

Driver tyre choices for the Hungarian Grand Prix are as follows:

DRIVER Medium Soft Supersoft
Lewis Hamilton 1 4 8
Nico Rosberg 1 4 8
Sebastian Vettel 1 3 9
Kimi Raikkonen 1 3 9
Valtteri Bottas 1 5 7
Felipe Massa 1 5 7
Daniel Ricciardo 1 5 7
Max Verstappen 1 5 7
Kevin Magnussen 1 5 7
Jolyon Palmer 1 5 7
Nico Hulkenberg 2 4 7
Sergio Perez 2 4 7
Daniil Kvyat 1 5 7
Carlos Sainz 1 5 7
Fernando Alonso 1 5 7
Jenson Button 1 5 7
Marcus Ericsson 1 4 8
Felipe Nasr 1 4 8
Pascal Wehrlein 1 5 7
Rio Haryanto 1 5 7
Romain Grosjean 1 4 8
Esteban Gutierrez 2 3 8