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2007 Hungarian Grand Prix

The 2007 Hungarian Grand Prix (officially the Formula 1 Magyar Nagydíj 2007) was the eleventh race of the 2007 Formula One season and was held on 5 August 2007 at the Hungaroring racing track in Budapest. It was also memorable for an incident in the Saturday qualifying session, between McLaren teammates Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.

Hamilton went into the race with a 2-point advantage in World Championship points over Alonso and was 11 points ahead of 3rd place man Felipe Massa after a chaotic European Grand Prix, whilst McLaren held a 27-point lead in the Constructors’ Championship over their main rivals Ferrari. Ralf Schumacher scored his last World Championship points at this race.

Japanese former Super Aguri driver Sakon Yamamoto filled the second Spyker car, replacing European GP leader, German Markus Winkelhock. Sebastian Vettel, the youngest Grand Prix point scorer made his second Grand Prix start replacing Scott Speed at Scuderia Toro Rosso.

Controversy hit the qualifying sessions when Hamilton failed to honor an agreement to let Alonso past on track; this denied Alonso a competitive advantage when setting his lap time. Alonso then retaliated by holding Hamilton up in the pit lane, to in turn deny Hamilton a chance to record a final lap time. Stewards later dropped Alonso five places down the starting grid of the race, putting him in sixth while Hamilton started in pole position. McLaren were also told they would not score any Constructor’s Championship points in the race and wouldn’t be presented with a winning constructor’s trophy on the podium if one of their drivers were to win the race. The team stated Hamilton’s hold-up was not Alonso’s fault (although Alonso gave the stewards a different explanation, that he was inquiring about his tyres), and that Hamilton had disobeyed team orders to let Alonso pass him, which put the two drivers out of sequence for their pit stops. McLaren had initially expressed their intent to appeal the Constructor’s points penalty but ultimately withdrew their appeal after subsequently losing all their Constructor’s points as penalty for the espionage scandal.

2007 Hungarian Grand Prix
Race 11 of 17 in the 2007 Formula One World Championship
Hungaroring (GP track)
Hungaroring (GP track)
Race details
Date 5 August 2007
Official name Formula 1 Magyar Nagydíj 2007
Location Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.381 km (2.722 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 306.663 km (190.552 mi)
Weather Sunny, temperatures reaching up to 27 °C (81 °F)
Pole position
Driver
  • United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:19.781
Fastest lap
Driver Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari
Time 1:20.047 on lap 70
Podium
First
  • United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton
McLaren-Mercedes
Second
  • Finland Kimi Räikkönen
Ferrari
Third
  • Germany Nick Heidfeld
BMW Sauber
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Lap leaders

Classification

Qualifying

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Q1 Q2 Q3 Grid
1 1 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes 1:20.425 1:19.661 1:19.674 61
2 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:19.570 1:19.301 1:19.781 1
3 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 1:20.751 1:20.322 1:20.259 2
4 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:20.435 1:20.107 1:20.410 3
5 16 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 1:20.547 1:20.188 1:20.632 4
6 11 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 1:20.449 1:20.455 1:20.714 5
7 10 Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 1:20.366 1:20.703 1:20.876 7
8 3 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:21.645 1:20.590 1:21.079 132
9 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:20.481 1:19.951 1:21.206 8
10 15 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:20.794 1:20.439 1:21.256 9
11 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 1:21.291 1:20.718 10
12 4 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Renault 1:20.285 1:20.779 11
13 17 Austria Alexander Wurz Williams-Toyota 1:21.243 1:20.865 12
14 5 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:20.408 1:21.021 14
15 23 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson Super Aguri-Honda 1:21.018 1:21.127 15
16 18 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:21.730 1:21.993 16
17 7 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 1:21.737 17
18 8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Honda 1:21.877 18
19 22 Japan Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 1:22.143 19
20 19 Germany Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:22.177 20
21 20 Germany Adrian Sutil Spyker-Ferrari 1:22.737 21
22 21 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Spyker-Ferrari 1:23.774 22
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Race

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 70 1:35:52.991 1 10
2 6 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 70 +0.715 3 8
3 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld BMW Sauber 70 +43.129 2 6
4 1 Spain Fernando Alonso McLaren-Mercedes 70 +44.858 6 5
5 10 Poland Robert Kubica BMW Sauber 70 +47.616 7 4
6 11 Germany Ralf Schumacher Toyota 70 +50.669 5 3
7 16 Germany Nico Rosberg Williams-Toyota 70 +59.139 4 2
8 4 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Renault 70 +1:08.104 11 1
9 15 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 70 +1:16.331 9
10 12 Italy Jarno Trulli Toyota 69 +1 lap 8
11 14 United Kingdom David Coulthard Red Bull-Renault 69 +1 lap 10
12 3 Italy Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 69 +1 lap 13
13 5 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 69 +1 lap 14
14 17 Austria Alexander Wurz Williams-Toyota 69 +1 lap 12
15 22 Japan Takuma Sato Super Aguri-Honda 69 +1 lap 19
16 19 Germany Sebastian Vettel Toro Rosso-Ferrari 69 +1 lap 20
17 20 Germany Adrian Sutil Spyker-Ferrari 68 +2 laps 21
18 8 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Honda 68 +2 laps 18
Ret 18 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 42 Electrical 16
Ret 23 United Kingdom Anthony Davidson Super Aguri-Honda 41 Collision 15
Ret 7 United Kingdom Jenson Button Honda 35 Throttle 17
Ret 21 Japan Sakon Yamamoto Spyker-Ferrari 4 Accident 22
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Drivers’ Championship standings
Pos. Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 80
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Spain Fernando Alonso 73
1uparrow green.svg 1 3 Finland Kimi Räikkönen 60
1downarrow red.svg 1 4 Brazil Felipe Massa 59
1rightarrow blue.svg 5 Germany Nick Heidfeld 42
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Constructors’ Championship standings
Pos. Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 138
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Italy Ferrari 119
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 Germany BMW Sauber 71
1rightarrow blue.svg 4 France Renault 33
1rightarrow blue.svg 5 United Kingdom Williams-Toyota 20
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