Sunday , 23 June 2024

2015 Hungarian GP Post-Race Stats

What a race that was! For almost the entire race you couldn’t be sure who would finish on the podium.

Much like in Silverstone the two Mercedes locked out the front row and then lost it by turn one, this time with the two Ferraris prancing ahead of the Silver Arrows. Hamilton started the race on pole but very quickly dropped down to fourth in the race, taking a trip in the gravel and ending up in tenth place.

For the first 40 laps Ferrari dominated the Hungarian GP 1-2, however Raikkonen suffered ERS problems and after the safety car period his limping car could not defend and retired soon after. It had looked like Mercedes could recover and get both cars onto the podium but they both ended up colliding with Daniel Ricciardo in a race full of mistakes and penalties.

Eventually Sebastian Vettel won the race after leading all but one lap, Daniil Kvyat finished second for his first ever F1 podium, only 20 days away from becoming the youngest driver on the podium and Daniel Ricciardo came third. Max Verstappen was 20 seconds off the podium with a very impressive fourth place, the best finishing position for Toro Rosso since 2008! It was a great day for McLaren too, getting both cars into the points for the first time this season and trebling their points for the season.


Only a couple of changes but fourth and fifth for Verstappen and Alonso has pushed both drivers up three positions, dropping Nasr, Perez, Maldonado, Sainz and Ericsson all down at least one position. The weekend may have been great for McLaren but they are still only ninth in the Constructors’ Championship, Toro Rosso have jumped ahead of Sauber for seventh.


Vettel isn’t out of it yet, a few more good drives for Ferrari and he will be in the hunt for the title. Even with a poor performance from Hamilton he still extended his lead of the championship. Neither Bottas, Raikkonen nor Massa scored a point in Hungary so the gap between fourth and sixth is still only three points.

Pos Driver Team Nation Points Laps Fastest Lap Grid
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari GER 25 69 01:26.772 3
2 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull RUS 18 69 01:26.519 7
3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull AUS 15 69 01:24.821 4
4 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso NED 12 69 01:27.650 9
5 Fernando Alonso McLaren ESP 10 69 01:27.311 15
6 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes GBR 8 69 01:25.727 1
7 Romain Grosjean Lotus FRA 6 69 01:28.080 10
8 Nico Rosberg Mercedes GER 4 69 01:25.149 2
9 Jenson Button McLaren GBR 2 69 01:28.535 16
10 Marcus Ericsson Sauber SWE 1 69 01:28.004 17
11 Felipe Nasr Sauber BRA 0 69 01:28.268 18
12 Felipe Massa Williams BRA 0 69 01:26.864 8
13 Valtteri Bottas Williams FIN 0 69 01:27.058 6
14 Pastor Maldonado Lotus VEN 0 69 01:27.130 14
15 Roberto Merhi Manor ESP 0 67 01:29.868 19
16 Will Stevens Manor GBR 0 65 01:29.543 20
RET Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso ESP 60 01:28.611 12
RET Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari FIN 57 01:26.954 5
RET Sergio Perez Force India MEX 54 01:28.499 13
RET Nico Hulkenberg Force India GER 41 01:28.074 11


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