Perez says he “ought to have been fourth” after error at begin of ultimate lap

Within the round-up: Sergio Perez believes he ought to have certified on the second row of the grid for right this moment’s Hungarian Grand Prix

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In short
Perez “ought to have been fourth”

Pink Bull driver Sergio Perez ended his streak of 5 consecutive rounds and not using a Q3 look in Hungary yesterday however believes he might have been greater than ninth on the grid.

Perez was 4 tenths of a second slower than pole winner Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen within the different Pink Bull however solely certified ninth. Nonetheless, Perez says he ought to have been additional up the order.

“We confirmed very sturdy tempo at instances,” he mentioned. “Sadly with this [Alternative Tyre Allocation] format we simply performed round a little bit bit an excessive amount of with the tyre prep.

“I had a foul first sector, shedding a tenth-and-a-half. So I believe with out that I ought to have been P4, however by no means thoughts. I imagine that we’ve obtained a superb automobile beneath us.”

Stroll spared penalty for impeding

Lance Stroll averted a penalty for impeding Valtteri Bottas throughout Q1 because the stewards dominated a number of different drivers contributed to the Alfa Romeo driver’s delay.

“Whereas it was clear that automobile 77 [Bottas] was impeded, Article 37.5 required that the automobile not be “unnecessarily” impeded by one other automobile. Right here, given the scenario on observe and the truth that the motive force and the crew consultant of Automobile 77 didn’t really feel that there was a single different competitor that unnecessarily impeded, we determined that there could be no additional motion,” the stewards dominated.

Haas fined over tyre error

Haas had been fined a complete of €10,000 (£8,650) for failing to electronically return a set of intermediate tyres from every of their automobiles throughout Friday observe on the Hungaroring. Each units had been bodily handed again to Pirelli.

Novalak hit with grid penalty for Boschung conflict

Trident driver Clement Novalak will begin 5 locations decrease on the System 2 function race grid than he certified after stewards deemed him “wholly accountable” for colliding with Ralph Boschung in yesterday’s dash race.

Novalak locked up below braking for flip one and tagged the right-rear of the Campos driver, inflicting him injury that ended his race. The stewards held Novalak accountable and handed him a five-place grid penalty for right this moment’s function race, that may drop him from fifteenth on the grid to twentieth.

System 3 function race shortened over tyre fears

Gabriele Mini, Hungaroring, 2023Issues over tyre put on has led F3 to shorten one raceThe FIA has shortened right this moment’s F3 function race as a result of considerations with tyre put on.

Initially 24 laps, the race has been diminished to 19 laps (or 45 minutes, plus one extra tour) after a suggestion from tyre provider Pirelli as a result of “degree of wear and tear skilled” throughout yesterday’s dash race.

Hitech fined after battery breach

Hitech have been fined for releasing Gabriele Mini’s automobile in an unsafe situation earlier than yesterday’s F3 dash race.

The battery fell off Mini’s automobile after flip three on the Hungaroring when the Alpine junior driver was making his means from the F3 paddock to the System 1 pit lane.

Mini finally received the dash race by 4.2 seconds and averted shedding his victory after the stewards ordered Hitech to pay a €500 (£432) high-quality as an alternative.

Social media

Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and extra:


Yessss! How the storage reacted to pole place for Lewis in Budapest. 👏👏👏 #F1 #Motorsport #MercedesF1 #LewisHamilton

♬ authentic sound – Mercedes-AMG F1

|@LewisHamilton takes his place within the post-qualifying press convention:

“I forgot what it looks like to take a seat on this spot…”#F1 #HungarianGP #RaceFans

— RaceFans (@racefansdotnet) July 22, 2023

Not what we had been aiming for, however we maintain pushing 👊 Extra tomorrow @redbullracing 🤝#HungarianGP

— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) July 22, 2023

So shut however thus far! P3, nice day and beautiful place for tomorrow!

— Lando Norris (@LandoNorris) July 22, 2023

Good day within the workplace 😆

— 周冠宇 | Zhou Guanyu 🇨🇳 (@ZhouGuanyu24) July 22, 2023

Beginning sixth for tomorrow’s race with a superb lap in Q3. Tough weekend thus far however we’ll attempt to flip that round tomorrow.

— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) July 22, 2023

“These are the foundations we knew we needed to construct” 💪

James checks in after a tough qualifying in Hungary 🇭🇺

— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) July 22, 2023

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Remark of the day

After Lewis Hamilton secured his first pole place for 33 rounds yesterday, David BR is left impressed by the a number of world champion’s efforts…

Lastly pole place was inside attain of the Mercedes, nearly, and Hamilton nailed it first go by a tiny quantity. That’s a number of champion-level driving. Actually didn’t anticipate that: I assumed Pink Bull’s upgrades would see them (effectively Verstappen) comfortably forward nonetheless.

Can’t see Hamilton turning this right into a race win, nevertheless it’s a begin for Mercedes. Like he mentioned, it appeared like his first ever pole place yet again.
David BR

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