Energy Problems Hand Debut Victory to FAST in Budapest


16Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota1:22.3071:21.966
247Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd1:22.5931:22.335+0.359
318Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd1:22.5541:22.382+0.386
431Esteban OconFAST-Mercedes1:22.9521:22.517+0.521
594Pascal WehrleinPrecision-Mercedes1:22.7901:22.584+0.588
67Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes1:22.6331:22.673+0.637
764Dave CassidyFerrari1:23.0811:22.675+0.679
857Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes1:22.8731:22.783+0.787
939Sho TsuboiBR Mansell-Toyota1:23.0351:22.793+0.797
1023Alexander AlbonFerrari1:22.9101:22.793+0.797
1133Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari1:23.8161:23.117+1.121
1226Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-Ferrari1:23.4191:23.120+1.124
1377Valtteri BottasToyota1:23.9431:23.432+1.353
1429Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari1:23.6391:23.599+1.603
1570Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-Ferrari1:24.5871:23.641+1.645
1637Kazuki NakajimaToyota1:24.0021:23.915+1.919
1713Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1:24.3111:24.276+2.280
1884Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1:24.7571:25.208+2.761
1923Jules BianchiCalinetic-Judd1:25.4901:25.032+3.036
204Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-Judd1:25.7421:25.355+3.359
2155Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1:25.7741:25.401+3.405
2273Daniel MelroseCalinetic-Judd1:25.7751:25.519+3.523
2399Antonio GiovinazziDawson-Mercedes1:25.7241:25.666+3.670
2498Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-Judd1:26.5531:26.551+4.555


Even Esteban Ocon could not have expected his pass against Sebastian Vettel to have been as decisive as it was.


The Hungaroring is one of the most challenging venues on the track: it’s low-speed configuration asks a lot of the drivers and their machinery. This Grand Prix proved how much the truism, well, proved true.

For over 90% of the race, things looked perfect for Artem Markelov. Controlling the Grand Prix, he slapped the Caterhams around. However, in the final stages his poor energy management ruined a guaranteed victory.

With Lando Norris experiencing the very same issues, the door suddenly opened for Esteban Ocon and Sebastian Vettel, who managed their hydrogen reserve better in the early stages. Ocon, who had passed Vettel a few laps ago, found his way past Markelov to take the first win for FAST.

The joy of Fernando Alonso earning his first win as team owner overshadowed some great drives behind, such as Bottas’s seventh place for Toyota and another double-points finish for Red Bull, as well as some awful ones, like Sho Tsuboi’s wasted weekend and Daniel Melrose’s poor outing.


114Esteban OconFAST-Mercedes63:03.16915
218Sebastian VettelCaterham-Judd+0.92912
36Artem MarkelovBR Mansell-Toyota+1.05710
447Lando NorrisCaterham-Judd+11.8128
557Dean StonemanPrecision-Mercedes+13.0656
67Charles LeclercFAST-Mercedes+25.2555
777Valtteri BottasToyota+41.3584
833Max VerstappenRed Bull-Ferrari+42.7163
929Roger IbeRed Bull-Ferrari+45.5612
1039Sho TsuboiMansell-Mercedes+45.7811
1237Kazuki NakajimaToyota+58.531
1270Sérgio Sette CâmaraWilliams-Ferrari+59.307
1385Jack AitkenSauber-Judd1 Lap
1423Jules BianchiCalinetic-Judd1 Lap
1513Pastor MaldonadoSauber-Judd1 Lap
1655Carlos Sainz, Jr.Dawson-Mercedes1 Lap
1773Daniel MelroseCalinetic-Judd1 Lap
1819Robin FrijnsLoonmotor-Judd1 Lap
1999Antonio GiovinazziDawson-Judd1 Lap
2098Bradley DagnallLoonmotor-Judd2 Laps
DNF26Robert ShwartzmanWilliams-FerrariSuspension
DNF23Alexander AlbonFerrariSuspension
DNF64Dave CassidyFerrariSuspension
DNF94Pascal WehrleinPrecision-MercedesTransmission

Fastest Lap:

Lando Norris – 1:24.911

Infinite Improbability Drive Of The Race:

Valtteri Bottas – he truly performed brilliantly, taking Toyota to new heights.

Reject Of The Race:

Dean Stoneman – his spin in the final stages was particularly catastrophic given later events.