The 2023 Hungarian GP was the 11th round of the season, and it delivered a thrilling and dramatic race that saw Max Verstappen, once again, extend his lead in the championship with a dominant victory. Here are the full 2023 Hungarian GP Results.
What started out as a potential challenge to Max Verstappen and Red bull’s leadership position ended up with the world champion setting a new unbeaten race record for Red Bull. The challenge seems to be coming though with both Mercedes and Red Bull showing that their resurgence isn’t a short-lived event.
In a massive shock, and welcome surprise for all fans Lewis Hamilton qualified P1 for the race!
It was Valtteri Bottas who set the early pace for Alfa Romeo on a multi-lap run at 1m18.775s. The Red Bulls were predictably within a tenth of him. Verstappen topped Valtteri’s time with a lap of 1m18.658s. Sergio Perez (Red Bull) beat this, and then surprisingly the Chinese driver, Zhou Guanyu (Alfa) spent time at P1 until the end at 1m18.143s.
With almost all cars on track at the end, there was traffic chaos. drivers tried to find a gap and the last five who didn’t get through were.
- Alex Albon (Williams) – surprisingly based on his recent form.
- Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)
- George Russell (Mercedes) – He came across traffic in sector three.
- Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
- Logan Sargeant (Williams).
Hungarian GP – Qualifying Session 2
Max Verstappen set the time to beat with a lap of 1m17.296s. He unfortunately had the time deleted for exceeding track limits at Turn 5. Norris was the beneficiary and led with a time of 1m17.328s. On his second run Verstappen only managed 1m17.547s as a banker lap.
A resurgent Mercedes and Hamilton beat this to take P2.
The drivers who didn’t get through were
- Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
- Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
- Daniel Ricciardo (AlphaTauri)
- Lance Stroll (Aston)
- Pierre Gasly (Alpine)
Hungarian GP Results – Qualifying
As would have been expected Verstappen set the early time with a lap of 1m16.612s. 1/10th ahead of the Merecedes of Hamilton and 3/10ths ahead of the Mclaren of Norris.
What very few expected, Lewis came back strong with a mighty lap of 1m16.609s and beat Verstappen by 0.003s. This means he starts at the front of the grid. Incredibly is also his ninth pole start in Hungary.
- Verstappen starts 2nd.
- Norris starts 3rd.
- Oscar Piastri 4th (watch Oscar the is a future star)
- Zhou 5th
- Leclerc 6th
- Bottas 7th
- Alonso 8th
- Perez 9th (will he last the season?)
- Nico Hulkenberg 10th.
|2||Max Verstappen||RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT||01:18.3||01:17.5||01:16.6||21|
|3||Lando Norris||MCLAREN MERCEDES||01:18.7||01:17.3||01:16.7||20|
|4||Oscar Piastri||MCLAREN MERCEDES||01:18.5||01:17.6||01:16.9||20|
|5||Zhou Guanyu||ALFA ROMEO FERRARI||01:18.1||01:17.7||01:17.0||22|
|7||Valtteri Bottas||ALFA ROMEO FERRARI||01:18.8||01:17.6||01:17.0||20|
|8||Fernando Alonso||ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES||01:18.6||01:17.7||01:17.0||21|
|9||Sergio Perez||RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT||01:18.4||01:17.7||01:17.0||23|
|10||Nico Hulkenberg||HAAS FERRARI||01:18.7||01:17.7||01:17.2||20|
|12||Esteban Ocon||ALPINE RENAULT||01:18.9||01:17.8||16|
|13||Daniel Ricciardo||ALPHATAURI HONDA RBPT||01:18.9||01:18.0||15|
|14||Lance Stroll||ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES||01:18.8||01:18.1||18|
|15||Pierre Gasly||ALPINE RENAULT||01:18.7||01:18.2||16|
|16||Alexander Albon||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||01:18.9||8|
|17||Yuki Tsunoda||ALPHATAURI HONDA RBPT||01:18.9||9|
|19||Kevin Magnussen||HAAS FERRARI||01:19.2||8|
|20||Logan Sargeant||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||01:19.2||8|
Hungarian GP Results – Main race
The hope that Lewis Hamilton starting on pole would mix the results up proved to be wrong.
Max Verstappen won the Hungarian GP and in doing so set a new record for consecutive race wins for Red Bull.
Max had a much better start then Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) who was on pole and he gained first place before the first corner. Lewis lost a further two spots to Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri. Oscar benefitted by hugging the inside of Turn 1, while Lando Norris drove around the outside of Hamilton at Turn 2.
Norris undercut Piastri for second place at the first round of pitstops. He maintained position finishing 2nd. In doing so he managed to keep a charging Sergio Perez behind him.
Sergio had a storming drive and managed to win six places and finished in third spot.
A first-corner bumper car session was started by Zhou Guanyu who hit Daniel Ricciardo’s AlphaTauri, which pushed into Esteban Ocon. In turn Esteban hit team-mate Pierre Gasly.
Both Ocon and Gasly received suspension damage and were forced to retire.
Verstappen stayed on the same medium tires until lap 24. Perez pitted soon after and came back out onto the track between the Ferraris.
Hamilton pitted after running in 2nd position. He rejoined in fifth. Verstappen was again last to stop, going back to medium tires to ensure his extra point for fastest lap.
Perez charged through and maintained a great 3rd place, and Hamilton overtook Oscar Piastri for fourth place. Hamilton challenged Perez in the last 13 laps but was unable to complete the move.
Max won the fastest lap.
The Final Results
|1||Max Verstappen||RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT||70||38:08.6||26|
|2||Lando Norris||MCLAREN MERCEDES||70||+33.731s||18|
|3||Sergio Perez||RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT||70||+37.603s||15|
|5||Oscar Piastri||MCLAREN MERCEDES||70||+62.572s||10|
|9||Fernando Alonso||ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES||70||+75.709s||2|
|10||Lance Stroll||ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES||69||+1 lap||1|
|11||Alexander Albon||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||69||+1 lap||0|
|12||Valtteri Bottas||ALFA ROMEO FERRARI||69||+1 lap||0|
|13||Daniel Ricciardo||ALPHATAURI HONDA RBPT||69||+1 lap||0|
|14||Nico Hulkenberg||HAAS FERRARI||69||+1 lap||0|
|15||Yuki Tsunoda||ALPHATAURI HONDA RBPT||69||+1 lap||0|
|16||Zhou Guanyu||ALFA ROMEO FERRARI||69||+1 lap||0|
|17||Kevin Magnussen||HAAS FERRARI||69||+1 lap||0|
|18||Logan Sargeant||WILLIAMS MERCEDES||67||DNF||0|
|NC||Esteban Ocon||ALPINE RENAULT||2||DNF||0|
|NC||Pierre Gasly||ALPINE RENAULT||1||DNF||0|