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Flag of Hungary 2018 Hungaroring Feature Race
Hungaroring 2015
The Hungaroring with added DRS.
Race Information
Date 28 July 2018
Event Flag of Hungary 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix
Location Flag of Hungary Hungaroring Mogyoród, Hungary
Lap length 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Distance 34 laps / 162.097 km (100.722 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara
Team Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin
Time 1:27.400
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries
Team Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema
Time 1:32.832 on lap 33
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco
Winner Team Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema
Time 1:00:16.996
Race Guide
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2018 Silverstone Sprint Race 2018 Hungaroring Sprint Race

The 2018 Hungaroring Feature Race, otherwise known as the 2018 Budapest Race 1, is set to be the fifteenth race of the 2018 FIA Formula Two Championship, staged at the Hungaroring, Hungary, on the 28 July 2018.[1] The race would be the first in two meetings to feature a standing start, with Mecachrome having updated all twenty engines after issues throughout the season with the clutch.[2]

Background

The Hungaroring near Budapest, Hungary, would play host to the fifteenth and sixteenth races of the 2018 F2 season, with the circuit unchanged, as ever, from the layout established in 2003.[1] As such, Pirelli were expected to bring the same tyres that they had in 2017, with the medium and soft compounds set to be punished around the 4.381 kilometre layout.[3] Indeed, the only real changes came in the form of driver changes and car updates, both of which were enforced by the FIA and F2.[2]

The most universal of these aspects would be an update for the twenty Dallara F2 2018s used throughout the field, with engine suppliers Mecachrome unveiling an update for their engines and clutches.[2] These updates were designed to increase the amount of torque at the clutch bite point, which had caused enough stalls at the start of previous races for the FIA to decided to start all four races at the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone to start behind the safety car.[2] The update would also attempt to cure a throttle system issue which had caused several drivers to suddenly lose power when at full throttle.[2]

With so many changes coming, and not all solutions thoroughly examined, the FIA granted permission for all ten F2 teams to complete 100 km of testing prior to the race at the Hungaroring.[2] To do so Mecachrome would supply ten engines to the organisers of F2, whom would then draw lots to allocated whom got which engine.[2] The teams were then allowed to conduct their tests privately, with a focus on starting procedures, with all data subsequently sent to Mecachrome and the FIA.[2] The series' development car would also be in action testing at Magny Cours and Circuit Paul Ricard with various updates including the Mecachrome engine.[2]

Elsewhere, Santino Ferrucci had managed to get himself banned from F2 for the immediate future after crashing into his teammate Arjun Maini deliberately after the conclusion of the Sprint Race at Silverstone.[4] Indeed, the pair had battled throughout the weekend on circuit, with Ferrucci ultimately losing his temper when Maini kept ahead of him to the line in the second Silverstone race.[4] As such the American racer decided to simply drive into his teammate, before bragging about doing so deliberately on social media.[4]

It therefore came as no surprise that the FIA and F2 summoned Ferrucci to the stewards, a formality which the American racer opted not to attend.[4] Regardless, Ferrucci was immediately banned for four races, with an additional €60,000 fine and a disqualification from the results of the Silverstone Sprint.[4] It got even worse for Ferrucci soon after, with a spat on Twitter earning him the ire of employers Trident, who seemed to be on the verge of sacking the Haas backed racer after insulting his teammate Maini.[5]

Ultimately, Ferrucci would be dropped by Trident, whom duly promoted GP3 Series racer Alessio Lorandi to fill the American's vacated seat for the rest of the 2018 campaign.[6] Lorandi, an Italian born 19 year old, had enjoyed minor success with Trident in GP3, having scored his first podium a few weeks earlier.[7] Ferrucci, meanwhile, would miraculously retain his ties with Haas, and gain a seat in the IndyCar series despite his rather bizarre actions in Silverstone.[6]

In terms of the Championship, George Russell had extended his lead atop the standings in the second race of the Silverstone weekend, the Brit arriving in Hungary with a 37 point lead over Lando Norris. Those two were on their own once again in the fight for the title, with Alexander Albon having lost ground in third, just ahead of Artem Markelov. That quartet were still the only four drivers in the field that had score more than 100 points, while Roy Nissany was still the only driver yet to score.

There had been a major change atop the Teams' Championship after the second Silverstone race, with Carlin finally pushed off the top of the Championship having led since the start of the season. Indeed, ART Grand Prix had been the team to finally topple the Brits, with the French squad leaving the UK level on points with the British effort, but with more wins to their name. Behind, Charouz Racing System had slipped to sixty points off the lead, with DAMS and Russian Time also falling away.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2018 Hungaroring Feature Race is displayed below:

2018 Hungaroring Feature Race Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
1 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
2 Flag of Japan Tadasuke Makino Flag of Russia Russian Time Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
3 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
5 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
7 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
8 Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
9 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
10 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
11 Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
12 Flag of Japan Nirei Fukuzumi Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
14 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
15 Flag of Israel Roy Nissany Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
16 Flag of India Arjun Maini Flag of Italy Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
17 Flag of Italy Alessio Lorandi Flag of Italy Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
18 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
19 Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
20 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
21 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
Source:[8]

Practice

Qualifying

Report

Results

The final qualifying result for the 2018 Hungaroring Feature Race are outlined below:

2018 Hungaroring Feature Race Qualifying Result
Pos. No. Name Team Time Gap Grid
1st 18 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:27.400 1
2nd 7 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:27.430 +0.030s 2
3rd 4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 1:27.631 +0.231s 3
4th 8 Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell Flag of France ART Grand Prix 1:27.762 +0.362s 4
5th 14 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing 1:27.828 +0.428s 5
6th 19 Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 1:27.864 +0.464s 6
7th 1 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:27.957 +0.557s 7
8th 16 Flag of India Arjun Maini Flag of Italy Trident 1:27.958 +0.558s 8
9th 10 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:27.973 +0.573s 9
10th 20 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 1:28.032 +0.632s 10
11th 12 Flag of Japan Nirei Fukuzumi Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 1:28.038 +0.638s 11
12th 21 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 1:28.073 +0.673s 12
13th 5 Flag of Thailand Alexander Ablon Flag of France DAMS 1:28.107 +0.707s 13
14th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 1:28.124 +0.724s 14
15th 11 Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 1:28.169 +0.769s 15
16th 15 Flag of Israel Roy Nissany Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing 1:28.348 +0.948s 16
17th 17 Flag of Italy Alessio Lorandi Flag of Italy Trident 1:28.533 +1.133s 17
18th 3 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 1:28.648 +1.248s 18
19th 9 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 1:28.724 +1.324s 19
20th 2 Flag of Japan Tadasuke Makino Flag of Russia Russian Time 1:28.750 +1.350s 20
Source:[9]

Grid

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
1 ______________
Sérgio Sette Câmara 2
______________ Jack Aitken
3 ______________
Nyck de Vries 4
______________ George Russell
5 ______________
Luca Ghiotto 6
______________ Lando Norris
7 ______________
Artem Markelov 8
______________ Arjun Maini
9 ______________
Ralph Boschung 10
______________ Louis Delétraz
11 ______________
Nirei Fukuzumi 12
______________ Antonio Fuoco
13 ______________
Alexander Albon 14
______________ Nicholas Latifi
15 ______________
Maximilian Günther 16
______________ Roy Nissany
17 ______________
Alessio Lorandi 18
______________ Sean Gelael
19 ______________
Roberto Merhi 20
______________ Tadasuke Makino

Race

Report

Results

The final classification of the 2018 Hungaroring Feature Race is displayed below:

2018 Hungaroring Feature Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 34 1:00:16.996 1:32.832 27
2nd 19 Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 34 +16.508s 1:35.120 18
3rd 21 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 34 +20.752s 1:33.466 15
4th 7 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of France ART Grand Prix 34 +21.805s 1:33.672 12
5th 5 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France DAMS 34 +23.077s 1:34.093 10
6th 14 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing 34 +28.696s 1:33.268 8
7th* 18 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 34 +29.099s 1:33.290 10
8th 1 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 34 +35.594s 1:34.600 4
9th 2 Flag of Japan Tadasuke Makino Flag of Russia Russian Time 34 +36.304s 1:34.329 2
10th 12 Flag of Japan Nirei Fukuzumi Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 34 +37.114s 1:35.232 1
11th 9 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 34 +37.983s 1:35.314
12th 16 Flag of India Arjun Maini Flag of Italy Trident 34 +38.336s 1:33.235
13th 3 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 34 +39.120s 1:33.617
14th 17 Flag of Italy Alessio Lorandi Flag of Italy Trident 34 +39.858s 1:33.212
15th 15 Flag of Israel Roy Nissany Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing 34 +48.072s 1:32.615
16th 11 Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 34 +53.241s 1:33.894
17th 20 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 34 +1:13.696 1:32.972
18th 10 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 33 +1 Lap 1:32.473
Ret 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 29 Engine 1:34.483
Ret 8 Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell Flag of France ART Grand Prix 11 Clutch 1:52.576
Source:[9]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Câmara was given a ten second time penalty for causing an avoidable collision.
  • Boschung set the fastest lap of the race, but was unable to claim the fastest lap points as he finished outside of the top ten.

Milestones

Standings

A non-score for George Russell proved to have the most influence on the Championship table, for it allowed Lando Norris to move within nineteen points of his compatriot at the head of the field. Elsewhere, race winner Nyck de Vries had moved into the top five, level on points with Antonio Fuoco, while Alexander Albon and Artem Markelov had inched closer to the title fight in third and fourth. Otherwise there was very little movement in the table, with the only other swap coming between Luca Ghiotto and Louis Delétraz.

In the Teams' Championship, meanwhile, it was advantage Carlin once again, the British squad pulling sixteen points clear of second placed ART Grand Prix. Indeed, the poor start to the weekend for the French squad had proved costly, although they were still within striking distance with one race to go before the summer break. Behind, Charouz Racing System had lost ground in third, while Prema had moved ahead of Russian Time to claim fifth.

 
2018 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell 170 ◄0
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris 151 ◄0
3rd Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon 126 ◄0
4th Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 114 ◄0
5th Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 112 ▲2
6th Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco 112 ▼1
7th Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara 96 ▼1
8th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 65 ▲1
9th Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz 62 ▼1
10th Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken 61 ◄0
11th Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther 39 ◄0
12th Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi 35 ◄0
13th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 34 ◄0
14th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 29 ◄0
15th Flag of India Arjun Maini 23 ◄0
16th Flag of Japan Tadasuke Makino 20 ◄0
17th Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung 13 ◄0
18th Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci 7 ◄0
19th Flag of Japan Nirei Fukuzumi 7 ◄0
2018 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 247 ▲1
2nd Flag of France ART Grand Prix 231 ▼1
3rd Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 174 ◄0
4th Flag of France DAMS 160 ◄0
5th Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema 141 ▲1
6th Flag of Russia Russian Time 134 ▼1
7th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 65 ◄0
8th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 48 ◄0
9th Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 46 ◄0
10th Flag of Italy Trident 30 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

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