Fernando Alonso set the fastest lap of the Hungarian Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel’s steering problems restricted the pace of the front-runners.
Vettel only managed five laps at race pace after the Safety Car came in before he hit trouble. “I developed a problem with the steering wheel,” he said afterwards. “I don’t know why yet.”
“It was quite annoying because it was a strange feeling. But then, at some point, I forgot about it and just tried to get used to it, which was tricky because it just kept changing and getting worse. However, in the end the pace was still there.”
The effect the steering problem had on Vettel’s lap times wasn’t that great at first. He lost around half a second per lap to begin with, but the one second per lap advantage Ferrari enjoyed to begin with swiftly disappeared as both cars were locked into driving at Vettel’s pace.
As Vettel’s handling deteriorated Fernando Alonso was eventually able to match his pace in the McLaren. Alonso, running in free air after getting past Carlos Sainz Jnr, was the quickest driver on the track more than once over the final ten laps.
2017 Hungarian Grand Prix lap times
All the lap times by the drivers (in seconds, very slow laps excluded). Scroll to zoom, drag to pan and toggle drivers using the control below:
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2017 Hungarian Grand Prix fastest laps
Each driver’s fastest lap:
|Rank||Driver||Car||Fastest lap||Gap||On lap|
|3||Max Verstappen||Red Bull-TAG Heuer||1’20.490||0.308||44|
|9||Daniil Kvyat||Toro Rosso-Renault||1’21.631||1.449||42|
|11||Carlos Sainz Jnr||Toro Rosso-Renault||1’21.871||1.689||67|
|14||Sergio Perez||Force India-Mercedes||1’22.105||1.923||68|
|15||Esteban Ocon||Force India-Mercedes||1’22.431||2.249||60|
|17||Paul di Resta||Williams-Mercedes||1’23.242||3.060||49|
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4 comments on “2017 Hungarian Grand Prix interactive lap times and fastest laps”
Mike Dee (@mike-dee)
31st July 2017, 9:15
Well done, Fernando! It was quite a surprise to see fastest lap going to him at the end. Of course helped by the Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull going slowly, but still impressive.
31st July 2017, 10:20
Despite renaults were faster than the midpack they were stuck behind slower cars (and unsporting driver) and couldn’t pass them.
31st July 2017, 14:20
Looking it at this, I begin to understand why McLaren aimed for the overcut with Vandoorne, but he should have pitted only a few laps after Ocon did. Would have yielded a P8 I reckon (if he wouldn’t have slipped in the pits himself either). Massive drive by Alonso yesterday, especially the 2nd stint (identical pace to vandoorne in the first stint), but he always seems to get the better strategy, doesnt he?
31st July 2017, 16:03
Look at that list! Fastest laps at the end of Grand Prix with low fuel and old tyres! Reminds me of the old Bridgestone days! It seems to be a trend this year with more downforce and Pirelli’s more durable tyres. I think that Pirelli has actually done a good job this year, with the exception of the hardness of the compounds. Fastest lap charts like this are proof of this. Softer compounds with this durability for next year, please!
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