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The 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 Pirelli Magyar Nagydíj 2017) was a Formula One motor race that took place on 30 July 2017 at the Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary. The race was the eleventh round of the 2017 Formula One season and the 32nd running of the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel entered the round leading the World Drivers' Championship by one point ahead of Mercedes's Lewis Hamilton. In the World Constructors' Championship, Mercedes led Ferrari by fifty-five points.
At the start of the race, Vettel stayed ahead of his teammate and Bottas whilst Verstappen tried to go around the outside of Räikkönen and Bottas. Being forced off the track by Bottas, Verstappen went onto the curbs and was almost passed by his Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo. The teammates collided at turn 2, after Verstappen's tyres locked up. This caused Ricciardo's radiator to break, forcing him to retire. Verstappen subsequently received a 10-second penalty for causing the incident. Ricciardo condemned Verstappen and called the incident "an amateur error". Verstappen later apologised for the incident after the chequered flag.
The safety car was called out almost immediately to clear Ricciardo's stricken Red Bull car and clean up oil from the track surface. The safety car went in at the end of lap 5, and shortly after the restart Vettel started to notice his steering pulling left on the straights. He was instructed to avoid the kerbs and his lap times started to increase, allowing teammate Kimi Räikkönen and the two Mercedes to catch up.
Romain Grosjean pitted and was released with a loose wheel-nut. His car had to be retired and Haas F1 Team was fined €5,000 for releasing Grosjean in unsafe conditions.
Räikkönen radioed to Ferrari that he wanted to get Vettel to move aside because Vettel was having problems and Räikkönen was putting in quicker lap times. Ferrari ordered Vettel to speed up and Räikkönen kept up with him, and they both gradually increased the gap to both Mercedeses. Hamilton was allowed past teammate Bottas and given 10 laps to use his engine overtake mode to try and get past Räikkönen. Mercedes promised that if Hamilton couldn't get past, they would switch the cars back.
With nine laps to go, Nico Hülkenberg was forced off track by Kevin Magnussen and subsequently had to retire his car due to issues with the brakes and the gearbox. Magnussen was later given a five-second penalty for his actions, which were described as "nasty" by Hülkenberg. Hülkenberg condemned Magnussen and called him "the most unsporting driver on the grid".
With Verstappen closing in, it appeared as if the switch back wasn't going to happen, but coming out of the last corner on the last lap, Hamilton slowed down, allowing Bottas past to claim the podium. Hamilton finished fourth, with Verstappen in fifth. McLaren-Honda got their first double-points finish of the season with Alonso finishing sixth and Vandoorne finishing tenth. This result moved them out of last place in the Constructors' standings. Carlos Sainz Jr. finished seventh for Toro Rosso. Force India got yet another double-points finish with Pérez in eighth and Ocon in ninth.
As a result of the race, Vettel extended his lead in the Drivers' Championship over Hamilton to 14 points. Mercedes's lead in the Constructors' Championship was reduced to 39 points over Ferrari. Result List
1 5 Germany Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 70 1:39:46.713 1 25
2 7 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 70 +0.908 2 18
3 77 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 70 +12.462 3 15
4 44 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 70 +12.885 4 12
5 33 Netherlands Max Verstappen Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 70 +13.276 5 10
6 14 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Honda 70 +1:11.223 7 8
7 55 Spain Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso 69 +1 lap 9 6
8 11 Mexico Sergio Pérez Force India-Mercedes 69 +1 lap 13 4
9 31 France Esteban Ocon Force India-Mercedes 69 +1 lap 11 2
10 2 Belgium Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren-Honda 69 +1 lap 8 1
11 26 Russia Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso 69 +1 lap 16
12 30 United Kingdom Jolyon Palmer Renault 69 +1 lap 10
131 20 Denmark Kevin Magnussen Haas-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 15
14 18 Canada Lance Stroll Williams-Mercedes 69 +1 lap 17
15 94 Germany Pascal Wehrlein Sauber-Ferrari 68 +2 laps 18
16 9 Sweden Marcus Ericsson Sauber-Ferrari 68 +2 laps 20
172 27 Germany Nico Hülkenberg Renault 67 Brakes 12
Ret 40 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Williams-Mercedes 60 Oil leak 19
Ret 8 France Romain Grosjean Haas-Ferrari 20 Wheel nut 14
Ret 3 Australia Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer 0 Collision 6 FanartBannerPotential Filenames
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