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Flag of Hungary 2018 Hungaroring Sprint Race
Hungaroring 2015
The Hungaroring with added DRS.
Race Information
Date 29 July 2018
Event Flag of Hungary 2018 Hungarian Grand Prix
Location Flag of Hungary Hungaroring Mogyoród, Hungary
Lap length 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Distance 28 laps / 122.668 km (76.222 mi)
Qualifying Result
Pole Sitter {{{{{natp}}}}} Unknown
Team {{{{{natpt}}}}} Unknown
Time Unknown
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto
Team Flag of Spain Campos Racing
Time 1:33.537 on lap 6
Race Result
First Second Third
Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara
Winner Team Flag of France DAMS
Time 0:44:47.130
Race Guide
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2018 Hungaroring Feature Race 2018 Spa Feature Race

The 2018 Hungaroring Sprint Race, otherwise officially known as the 2018 Budapest Race 2, was the sixteenth round of the 2018 FIA Formula Two Championship, staged at the Hungaroring on the 29 July 2018.[1] The race would see Luca Ghiotto make a barnstorming start off the grid, only to lose out to Alexander Albon a few laps later.[2]

Indeed Ghiotto, starting from third, would sweep past pole sitter Artem Markelov, the Russian having been gifted the slot after finishing eighth in the Feature Race.[2] Regardless, he was powerless to prevent Ghiotto, and Albon, shooting past into the first corner, with the rest of the field thundering through in his wake.[2]

Unfortunately the clean start would only last until the pack swept into turn three, with Ralph Boschung, Roy Nissany and Alessio Lorandi all coming together.[2] A virtual safety car was called to recover Boschung's terminally wounded car, while Lorandi's race was over with heavy damage.[2]

The restart was rather messy too, with Antonio Fuoco smashing his front wing on the back of Sérgio Sette Câmara, whom had caught the young Italian racer out by sending a lunge inside Markelov for third.[2] He would have to fend off a counter from Markelov over the following laps, while Ghiotto, out front, established a fair lead over Albon as the early laps ticked away.[2]

However, other than a no-holds-barred fight for fifth between Nyck de Vries, Lando Norris and Roberto Merhi there was very little action until the closing stages.[2] Their fight would eventually claim Markelov as the Russian racer hit tyre trouble, a fate that would ultimately befall Ghiotto.[2]

Indeed, having desperately tried to sprint clear during the opening stages of the race, Ghiotto had done too much damage to his tyres and was paying the price as the final laps ticked away.[2] Ultimately, with four laps to go Albon eased his way past the Italian to claim victory, leaving the Campos Racing pilot to struggle on in second.[2]

With that the race was largely done, with Albon cruising home almost ten seconds clear of Ghiotto, while Câmara ended the race a safe third.[2] Behind him came Norris, Merhi, Nirei Fukuzumi and de Vries, the latter pair split by just 0.001s across the line, while Championship leader George Russell completed the scorers list in eighth.[2]

Background

There were no changes made the Hungaroring ahead of the second F2 race of the weekend, with temperatures also remaining on the high-side in the natural amphitheatre.[2] In terms of the grid there had been no major revisions after Sérgio Sette Câmara's post-Feature Race penalty, which actually put the Brazilian higher up on the grid.[2] Indeed, the Brazilian racer would start the second race of the weekend on the front row, with Artem Markelov on pole as the only man ahead of him.[2]

In terms of the Championship the Feature Race had had a significant effect at the top, for Championship leader George Russell had failed to score at all, and would start the Sprint Race from the very back of the field. The main benefactor from the Brit's woes had been his main challenger Lando Norris, whom had cut the hap between them to nineteen points, with a chance of cutting the gap even further. Third placed Alexander Albon had also inched closer to the fight, while race winner Nyck de Vries had moved into fifth, level on points with Antonio Fuoco.

It had also been a positive day for Norris' team Carlin, which had moved back to the top of the Teams' Championship ahead of ART Grand Prix. Indeed, the British squad had established a sixteen point lead over the French effort, with those two still well clae of the chasing pack. That pack was being led by Charouz Racing System in third, some sixty points behind, with DAMS their closest challenger.

Entry List

The full entry list for the 2018 Hungaroring Sprint Race is displayed below:

2018 Hungaroring Sprint Race Entry List
No. Name Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
1 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
2 Flag of Japan Tadasuke Makino Flag of Russia Russian Time Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
3 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
5 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
7 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
8 Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell Flag of France ART Grand Prix Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
9 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
10 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
11 Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
12 Flag of Japan Nirei Fukuzumi Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
14 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
15 Flag of Israel Roy Nissany Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
16 Flag of India Arjun Maini Flag of Italy Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
17 Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci Flag of Italy Trident Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
18 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
19 Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
20 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
21 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System Dallara F2 2018 Mecachrome 3.4L V6t
Source:[3]

Grid

The grid for the second Budapest race was formed from the results of the Saturday race, with the top eight in the field reversed.

Pos Pos
Driver Driver
______________
1 ______________
Artem Markelov 2
______________ Sérgio Sette Câmara
3 ______________
Luca Ghiotto 4
______________ Alexander Albon
5 ______________
Jack Aitken 6
______________ Antonio Fuoco
7 ______________
Lando Norris 8
______________ Nyck de Vries
9 ______________
Tadasuke Makino 10
______________ Nirei Fukuzumi
11 ______________
Roberto Merhi 12
______________ Arjun Maini
13 ______________
Sean Gelael 14
______________ Alessio Lorandi
15 ______________
Roy Nissany 16
______________ Maximilian Günther
17 ______________
Louis Delétraz 18
______________ Ralph Boschung
19 ______________
Nicholas Latifi 20
______________ George Russell

Race

Report

Results

The final classification of the 2018 Hungaroring Sprint Race is displayed below:

2018 Hungaroring Sprint Race Race Result
Pos. No. Name Team Laps Race Time Fastest lap Pts.
1st 5 Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon Flag of France DAMS 28 0:44:47.130 1:33.893 15
2nd 14 Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing 28 +9.465s 1:33.537 14
3rd 18 Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 28 +11.371s 1:33.952 10
4th 19 Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 28 +13.638s 1:33.871 8
5th 9 Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 28 +28.210s 1:33.892 6
6th 12 Flag of Japan Nirei Fukuzumi Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 28 +34.144s 1:34.354 4
7th 4 Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 28 +34.145s 1:34.204 2
8th 8 Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell Flag of France ART Grand Prix 28 +36.586s 1:33.806 1
9th 20 Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 28 +37.140s 1:34.435
10th 7 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken Flag of France ART Grand Prix 28 +38.976s 1:34.172
11th 3 Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 28 +40.963s 1:34.423
12th 2 Flag of Japan Tadasuke Makino Flag of Russia Russian Time 28 +41.535s 1:34.111
13th 1 Flag of Russia Artem Markelov Flag of Russia Russian Time 28 +52.230s 1:34.036
14th 16 Flag of India Arjun Maini Flag of Italy Trident 28 +52.379s 1:34.320
15th 15 Flag of Israel Roy Nissany Flag of Spain Campos Vexatec Racing 28 +1:00.932 1:33.782
16th 6 Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi Flag of France DAMS 28 +1:17.184 1:34.337
17th* 21 Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 27 +1 Lap 1:31.889
Ret 11 Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 17 Gearbox 1:34.092
Ret 10 Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 0 Accident
Ret 17 Flag of Italy Alessio Lorandi Flag of Italy Trident 0 Accident
Source:[4]
  • Bold indicates a driver started from pole.
  • Italics indicate that a driver set fastest lap.
  • * Fuoco recorded the fastest lap of the race but could not claim the points as he did not finish in the top eight.

Milestones

Standings

Lando Norris would head into the summer break with a small amount of momentum behind him, the Brit having closed the gap to Championship leader George Russell in both races at the Hungaroring. However, Russell would still hold a lead during the break, the Brit hanging onto a twelve point advantage over his compatriot with eight races left to run. However, they were no longer alone at the head of the field, for a third victory of the season for Alexander Albon had left the Anglo-Thai racer just eighteen points off of Norris.

Carlin had continued to inch clear of ART Grand Prix in Teams Championship after the second Hungaroring race, extending their lead to 33 points. Those two remained out of touch of the chasing pack, with DAMS leaving Budapest in third, a point ahead of Charouz Racing System. They also had daylight between themselves and the next battling pair, Pertamina Prema and Russian Time, while Trident continued to prop up the table.

 
2018 Drivers' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of the United Kingdom George Russell 171 ◄0
2nd Flag of the United Kingdom Lando Norris 159 ◄0
3rd Flag of Thailand Alexander Albon 141 ◄0
4th Flag of Russia Artem Markelov 114 ◄0
5th Flag of the Netherlands Nyck de Vries 114 ◄0
6th Flag of Italy Antonio Fuoco 112 ◄0
7th Flag of Brazil Sérgio Sette Câmara 106 ◄0
8th Flag of Italy Luca Ghiotto 79 ◄0
9th Flag of Switzerland Louis Delétraz 62 ◄0
10th Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Aitken 61 ◄0
11th Flag of Spain Roberto Merhi 41 ▲1
12th Flag of Germany Maximilian Günther 39 ▼1
13th Flag of Canada.svg Nicholas Latifi 34 ◄0
14th Flag of Indonesia Sean Gelael 29 ◄0
15th Flag of India Arjun Maini 23 ◄0
16th Flag of Japan Tadasuke Makino 20 ◄0
17th Flag of Switzerland Ralph Boschung 13 ◄0
18th Flag of Japan Nirei Fukuzumi 11 ▲1
19th Flag of the United States Santino Ferrucci 7 ▼1
2018 Teams' Championship
Pos. Name Pts. +/-
1st Flag of the United Kingdom Carlin 265 ◄0
2nd Flag of France ART Grand Prix 232 ◄0
3rd Flag of France DAMS 175 ▲1
4th Flag of the Czech Republic Charouz Racing System 174 ▼1
5th Flag of Italy Pertamina Prema 143 ◄0
6th Flag of Russia Russian Time 134 ◄0
7th Flag of Spain Campos Racing 79 ◄0
8th Flag of the Netherlands MP Motorsport 54 ◄0
9th Flag of the United Kingdom BWT Arden 50 ◄0
10th Flag of Italy Trident 30 ◄0

Only point scoring drivers and teams are shown.

References

Images and Videos:

References:

  1. 'FIA Formula 2 Championship 2018 Season Calendar Unveiled', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula 2, 06/11/2017), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2017/11_November/FIA-Formula-2-Championship-2018-season-calendar-unveiled/, (Accessed 13/06/2018)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 'Albon beats Ghiotto to Budapest Sprint Race victory', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula Two, 29/07/2018), http://www.fiaformula2.com/News-Room/News/2018/07_July/Albon-beats-Ghiotto-to-Budapest-sprint-race-victory/, (Accessed 27/08/2018)
  3. 'Teams and Drivers', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula 2, 2018), http://www.webcitation.org/6ySMzYNSv, (Accessed 14/06/2018)
  4. 'Formula 2 2018 Results: Hungaroring', fiaformula2.com, (FIA Formula 2, 2018), http://www.fiaformula2.com/Results/?raceid=990&seasonid=175, (Accessed 27/08/2018)

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