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22px-Flag of Hungary  2012 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 11 of 20 in the 2012 Formula One season
Hungaroring.svg
The Hungaroring circuit
Date 29 July 2012
Official name Formula One Eni Magyar Nagydij 2012[1]
Location Hungaroring, Mogyoród, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
4.381 km (2.722 mi)</td></tr>
Distance 69 laps, 302.249 km (187.817 mi)</td></tr>

<tr> <td>Scheduled Distance</td><td colspan="2">70 laps, 306.630 km (190.539 mi)</td></tr>

Weather Fine and Dry. Very Hot[2][3]

Air Temp 30C (86F)[3]
Track Temp 45 C (113F)[3]

Pole position
Driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:20.953
Fastest lap
Driver Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault
Time 1:24.136 on lap 68
Podium
First 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes
Second 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault
Third 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault

The 2012 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the Formula One Eni Magyar Nagydij 2012)[1] was a Formula One motor race that took place at the Hungaroring circuit near Mogyoród, Hungary on 29 July 2012.[4] It was the eleventh round of the 2012 season, and the twenty-seventh running of the Hungarian Grand Prix as a round of the World Championship.

Lewis Hamilton started the sixty nine lap race from pole position[5]—his first since the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix—alongside Romain Grosjean, in his career-best starting position.[6] Hamilton went on to win the race with Kimi Räikkönen second and Grosjean finishing third.[7]

This race marks Heikki Kovalainen's 100th race.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

Regulation changes

Red Bull Racing were referred to race stewards at the German Grand Prix after FIA Technical Delegate Jo Bauer noted that their engine maps had the potential to violate the technical regulations.[8] Red Bull stood accused of manipulating the relationship between the torque produced by the Red Bull RB8 and the degree to which the throttle was open—particularly in medium-speed corners—thereby allowing more air to pass through the exhaust and over the diffuser, generating more downforce. Red Bull were cleared of wrongdoing, as, in the stewards' words, they had not technically broken any rules, but the FIA announced plans to rewrite the regulations governing throttle mapping so as to outlaw the practice entirely ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix.[9]

Tyre supplier Pirelli brought its white-banded medium compound tyre as the harder "prime" tyre and the yellow-banded soft compound tyre as the softer "option" tyre. It was the first time at the track in the single tyre supplier era (2008–present(Bridgestone then Pirelli)) where the 'supersoft' tyre had not been used.[10]

Driver changes

Dani Clos took Narain Karthikeyan's place once again for the first free practice session on Friday morning.[11] Jules Bianchi drove in the place of Nico Hülkenberg at Force India, while Valtteri Bottas drove for Williams, replacing Bruno Senna.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Grid
1 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:21.794 1:21.060 1:20.953 1
2 10 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 1:22.755 1:21.657 1:21.366 2
3 1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:22.948 1:21.407 1:21.416 3
4 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:22.028 1:21.618 1:21.583 4
5 9 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 1:22.234 1:21.583 1:21.730 5
6 5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:22.095 1:21.598 1:21.844 6
7 6 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:22.203 1:21.534 1:21.900 7
8 18 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 1:22.475 1:21.504 1:21.939 8
9 19 25px-Brazilflag Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 1:22.271 1:21.697 1:22.343 9
10 12 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 1:22.176 1:21.653 1:22.847 10
11 2 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:22.829 1:21.715 11
12 11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:21.912 1:21.813 12
13 8 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:22.079 1:21.895 13
14 15 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Perez Sauber-Ferrari 1:22.110 1:21.895 14
15 14 Flag-of-japansmall Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:22.801 1:22.300 15
16 17 22px-Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:22.799 1:22.380 16
17 7 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:22.436 1:22.723 17
18 16 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:23.250 18
19 20 22px-Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 1:23.576 19
20 21 25px-Flag of Russia Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 1:24.167 20
21 25 22px-Flag of France Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 1:25.244 21
22 24 Flag of Germany Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 1:25.476 22
23 22 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 1:25.916 23
24 23 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:26.178 24
107% time: 1:27.519
Source:[5]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 69 1:41:05.503 1 25
2 9 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen Lotus-Renault 69 +1.032 5 18
3 10 22px-Flag of France Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 69 +10.518 2 15
4 1 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 69 +11.614 3 12
5 5 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 69 +26.653 6 10
6 3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 69 +30.243 4 8
7 19 25px-Brazilflag Bruno Senna Williams-Renault 69 +33.899 9 6
8 2 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 69 +34.458 11 4
9 6 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Massa Ferrari 69 +38.350 7 2
10 8 Flag of Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 69 +51.234 13 1
11 12 Flag of Germany Nico Hülkenberg Force India-Mercedes 69 +57.283 10
12 11 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 69 +1:02.887 12
13 18 22px-Flag of Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Renault 69 +1:03.606 8
14 15 25px-Mexicoflag Sergio Pérez Sauber-Ferrari 69 +1:04.494 14
15 16 25px-AustraliaFLAG Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso-Ferrari 68 +1 Lap 18
16 17 22px-Flag of France Jean-Éric Vergne Toro Rosso-Ferrari 68 +1 Lap 16
17 20 22px-Flag of Finland Heikki Kovalainen Caterham-Renault 68 +1 Lap 19
18 14 Flag-of-japansmall Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 67 Hydraulics 15
19 21 25px-Flag of Russia Vitaly Petrov Caterham-Renault 67 +2 Laps 20
20 25 22px-Flag of France Charles Pic Marussia-Cosworth 67 +2 Laps 21
21 24 Flag of Germany Timo Glock Marussia-Cosworth 66 +3 Laps 22
22 22 22px-Flag of Spain Pedro de la Rosa HRT-Cosworth 66 +3 Laps 23
Ret 23 22px-Flag of India Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 60 Steering 24
Ret 7 Flag of Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 58 Technical 17
Source:[7]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos. Driver Points
1 22px-Flag of Spain Fernando Alonso 164
2 25px-AustraliaFLAG Mark Webber 124
3 Flag of Germany Sebastian Vettel 122
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 117
5 22px-Flag of Finland Kimi Räikkönen 116
Constructors' Championship standings
Pos. Constructor Points
1 22px-Flag of Austria Red Bull-Renault 246
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 193
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Lotus-Renault 192
4 22px-Flag of Italy Ferrari 189
5 Flag of Germany Mercedes 106
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2012 (Race)". Formula One. 29 July 2012. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2012/874/7119/live_timing_popup.html#. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  4. Collantine, Keith (7 December 2011). "United States Grand Prix remains on unchanged 2012 F1 calendar". F1 Fanatic (Keith Collantine). http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2011/12/07/united-states-grand-prix-remains-unchanged-2012-f1-calendar/. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
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  6. Elizalde, Pablo (28 July 2012). "Grosjean delighted to answer German GP woes with best F1 qualifying at Hungary". Autosport (Haymarket Media Group). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/101575. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "FORMULA 1 ENI MAGYAR NAGYDÍJ 2012 Provisional Results". Formula One. 29 July 2012. http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2012/874/7119/. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  8. Benson, Andrew (22 July 2012). "German GP: Red Bull cleared of illegal engine mapping". BBC F1 (BBC). http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/18943608. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  9. Benson, Andrew (23 July 2012). "F1 seeks computer rule change on Red Bull". BBC F1 (BBC). http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/18957915. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  10. "Pirelli reveal tyre choices for final three rounds". Formula One. 16 October 2012. http://www.formula1.com/news/headlines/2012/10/13931.html. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  11. Elizlde, Pablo (23 July 2012). "Clos to get another F1 Friday outing with HRT at Hungarian Grand Prix". Autosport (Haymarket Media Group). http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/101455. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 



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